Brittany  Baker
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Brittany Baker

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois, Texas, Arkansas Accepting Online
Lake Forest Accepting In-person

Offering in-person session at 222 E Wisconsin Ave, Suite 200, Lake Forest, IL 60045!

Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Divorce & separation
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Professional statement

Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with high-functioning teens, professional adults, couples, and their families. Many of Brittany’s clients seek her services to better manage stress and worry, heal trauma, make changes to find more happiness and improve relationships. Other concerns commonly addressed in sessions include anxiety disorders, depression, career coaching, ADHD, identity, parenthood, perfectionism, poor personal boundaries, and substance abuse.

Brittany’s style is professional but relatable, warm, and dynamic. She is dedicated to creating an open and collaborative relationship with her clients. Brittany focuses on the concerns you want to address while identifying and examining your life's broader themes and context. This approach supports clients in building authenticity, balance, and concrete skills to utilize outside therapy to manage life in a new and more positive way.

As an eclectic therapist, Brittany draws from different therapeutic approaches to create individualized experiences for each client. Brittany has received advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focus Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Emotion Focus Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy.

Brittany received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in mental health. She received training through her prior tenure at highly respected clinical institutions, including the University of Texas Psychiatry Department, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Behavioral Health Services in Houston, TX. Outside of private practice, Brittany loves being active, exploring, and spending time with her family.

Brittany offers psychotherapy in-person in Downtown Lake Forest, IL, and by Telehealth in Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas.


Message to clients

Are stress, worry, and your long to-do list keeping you up at night? Are you stuck thinking about challenging relationships, old wounds, or traumatic experiences? I have helped many like you find their version of success personally and professionally and find inner calm by empowering them to create change. Many of my clients seek a supportive space to better understand hard experiences and relationships, explore emotions, examine thought and behavior patterns, draw on strengths, and improve their ability to cope. Together, we find the solutions to feel more joy, experience fewer sleepless nights, and reinvest in life positively.

It can be so helpful to have a place to express yourself freely and honestly without judgment and to tease through old wounds, trauma, and those unhelpful ways of thinking. I provide this space for my clients by building a supportive relationship.

You will find empathy, vulnerability, and honest feedback (going both ways) woven throughout the therapeutic process with me. I love hearing your stories and providing education to help you have better insight into yourself and what is happening in your mind. My hope is that my clients walk away from therapy feeling as if they have the tools, ability, and self-love to troubleshoot the things life throws at them and thrive in ways they did not feel they could before. Slow down, lean in, and make this time for yourself! Get started by scheduling a free consultation with me to see how we can work together.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love. Brittany works specifically with couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationship because of anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and substance misuse. Brittany works with high-conflict couples and those who are working through breaks in trust, such as infidelity and substance abuse.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplating and navigating separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges. Discernment counseling is offered for clients who are unsure if they want to proceed with couples therapy, but they are needing to make a decision about how they want to proceed in their relationship.

Relationship issues - Couple relationships, Family relationships (immediate and extended), Professional Relationships; Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships, exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure ADHD in relationships

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence in facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions. Brittany is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention therapy, which is the gold standard treatment for OCD. This treatment is typically 17-27 weeks and is a collaborative approach to help you change and better manage your symptoms moving forward in life.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brittany Baker is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (45min)
  • Initial session: $255 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $245 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $65 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $245 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Free 15-20 minute initial phone consultations are provided for interested clients. I can check your out-of-network benefits for you at the initial phone consultations. I provide Superbills to give to your insurance for reimbursement. Reimbursement is dependent on your insurance plan. There are many benefits to working with an out-of-network therapist. Let's chat about these benefits! You can use health savings or flex spending accounts for sessions.

Couple and family session lengths are determined during the initial visit in collaboration with you. Fees are adjusted accordingly. I am not a Medicaid or Medicare provider.


Location(s)

Lake Forest practice
222 E Wisconsin Ave , Suite 200, Lake Forest , Illinois 60045
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Tue 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-5:30
  • Tue 8-5:30
  • Wed 8-5:30
  • Thu 8-4
  • Fri 8-3
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-5:30
  • Tue 8-5:30
  • Wed 8-5:30
  • Thu 8-4
  • Fri 8-3
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arkansas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-5:30
  • Tue 8-5:30
  • Wed 8-5:30
  • Thu 8-4
  • Fri 8-3
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Nix Baker Wellness and Psychotherapy , Owner, Psychotherapist , 2021 - Present
Roche + Associates Psychotherapy and Consultation , Lead Therapist , 2018 - 2023
University of Texas Health Science- Psychiatry Department , Therapist , 2017 - 2018
Texas Children's Hospital , Social Worker/ Therapist , 2014 - 2017
Memorial Hermann, Crisis Response Clinician , 2012 - 2016

PESI , Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 1 Certificate Course, 2023
Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD , 2022
Yale Child Study Center, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Chilldhood Emotions (SPACE), 2020
Beck Institute , Essentials of CBT, 2018
Beck Institute, CBT for Depression , 2018
University of Southern California , MSW , 2013
University of Texas at Austin , Bachelors of Arts- Psychology , 2011


Licensure

Texas: 58342

Illinois: 149023001

Arkansas: 10453-C


Languages

English