Chandra  Baylor
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Chandra Baylor

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Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, CEDS Dance Therapist Registered, DTR
California Accepting Online
Laguna Hills Accepting In-person
Updated October 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Chandra Baylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Laguna Hills, CA. Many of Chandra’s clients seek help with eating disorders, relationships issues, codependency, and low self-esteem. Chandra supports those who would like to feel more comfortable in their bodies and learn to love themselves fully.

Chandra is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help those who suffer from disordered eating to feel comfortable with their bodies. In this approach, Chandra guides clients through identification and reaction to thought patterns - both the healthy thought patterns and those that harm the individual. Chandra also specializes in Dance Therapy and uses body movement to help clients explore their bodies and the space around them to promote confidence and self-awareness.

Chandra earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from California State University Fullerton. Her approach is supportive, compassionate, and creative. She aims to make all clients feel comfortable in the space while offering helpful insights into background and current mental states.


Message to clients

I believe in helping people dealing with barriers live healthy, productive lives. I offer a holistic approach grounded in the idea that the mind and body work together to create optimal health. Having practiced dance therapy for many years, I know that taking care of the body is crucial for emotional wellbeing. I also know that staying attuned to one’s mental state is necessary for keeping the body in ideal health. I work with my clients to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust. We collaborate to create a lifestyle that is healthy for the mind, body and soul. Working this way helps me honor the individuality of each person who walks through my door. I never assume two clients are exactly alike based on their diagnosis and recognize that each person’s conflict is unique to his or her situation and life story. I always meet my clients where they are, regardless of their socioeconomic background, lifestyle or situation in life, and never allow them to feel like a patient being lectured to by an authority figure. In my office everyone is treated as an equal.


Specialties

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Chandra Baylor is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (90min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (90min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • 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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-7
  • Tue 10-7
  • Wed 10-7
  • Thu 10-7
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Laguna Hills practice
25401 Cabot Road, Suite 115, Laguna Hills, California 92653
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-7
  • Tue 10-7
  • Wed 10-7
  • Thu 10-7
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Self Employed, Private Practice Clinician/ Contractor, 2007 - Present
Del Amo Hospital, Dance Therapist-Per Diem, 2017 - 2018
Family Preservation Community Services, Regional Program Director, 2010 - 2013
NAMI, Family Support Group Coordinator, 2009 - 2010
College Community Services, Operations Manager, 2009 - 2010
Project RENEW, Clinical Supervisor/ Therapist, 2007 - 2009
College Community Services, Full Time Therapist/ Case Manager, 1999 - 2007
San Pedro Boy's and Girl's Club, Part-Time Bilingual Counselor, 2003 - 2004

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, (CEDS) Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, 2020
Kinections, R-DMT, 2010
Cal State University Fullerton, MS in Counseling, 2000
University of California Irvine, BA in Psych & Social Behavior, 1996


Licensure

California: 43942


Languages

English

Spanish