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Chris Baker

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Alcohol use disorder & addiction-College & graduate student mental health- Existential crisis & challenges-Identity development-Mood disorders-

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Professional statement

Chris Baker is a licensed therapist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Chris is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. 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 11 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.


Work and Education

O'Connor Professional Group, Assistant Chief of Clinical Operations
Professional Counseling Associates, Clinician/Therapist

Rhode Island College, Master of (Clinical) Social Work, 2014

Licensure

Massachusetts: 124481 - Rhode Island: ISW02747

Languages

English

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)

Locations & Hours


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:$225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Family 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.


Client testimonials

"I was very impressed with me call with Chris. He was thoughtful, informative and reassuring."
- Zencare client June 2022
"Chris was very professional and pleasant."
- Zencare client April 2023

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