Chris Baker is a fully licensed therapist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Chris has an office in Newton, MA and sees patients both in-person in his spacious office or virtually through Zoom. Chris sees patients across the lifespan. He has experience working with individuals as young as 12 yeas old and as old as 85 years old. Chris also works with couples and families who are working to explore and work on the dynamics that exist within such relationships.
He specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with depression, substance use disorders, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and a multitude of other clinical matters. Chris formulates a multifaceted approach to therapy and incorporates tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Chris is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field of behavioral health treatment and therapy since receiving his Master's Degree in Clinical Social work from Rhode Island College. Prior to receiving his graduate degree, Chris attended the University of Rhode Island where he studied Sociology and Political Science.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
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
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Professional Counseling Associates, Clinician/Therapist, 2017 - Present
O'Connor Professional Group, Assistant Chief of Clinical Operations, 2018 - 2021
Rhode Island College, Master of (Clinical) Social Work, 2014
Rhode Island: ISW02747