Chris  Baker

Chris Baker

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Newton Highlands Accepting In-person
Updated January 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Identity development
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

"Individual evolution is often the product of a collective process" is a belief system that defines my therapeutic approach. I will work WITH you using a PERSON-CENTERED approach to treatment to personalize our work together.

Therapy is about a lot of things; sometimes it is about developing tools to shed light on some of your goals. I am available to assist you in navigating this complex process that helps define our experience as human beings.

Let's work together on your goals and engage in a journey toward improved self-understanding.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

Chris 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: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

The practice is out of network with insurance, but we can provide you with with statements that may be helpful in your receiving out of network reimbursement from your insurance.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat 8am-6pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat 8am-6pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Newton Highlands practice
24 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 8am-6pm
  • Sat 8am-6pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Massachusetts: 124481

Rhode Island: ISW02747


Languages

English