Evan  Baker
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Evan Baker


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 17, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression

Professional statement

Evan Baker is a licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York. He focuses on bereavement, anxiety, trauma, depression, career issues and family issues. His practice includes age groups from early childhood beginning at age 9. He currently works with early adolescents aged 12-14. In addition, He works with a wide range of professionals including NYPD officers, NYC Correction officers, schoolteachers, high earning business executives. He's worked with adults and adolescents in Rikers Island jail as well as drug abuse treatment for both adult and adolescents, parole and probation population.

He employs a client centered approach while incorporating a strength-based system. He has extensive experience with DBT working with adults and adolescents in Rikers Island. In addition, he uses solution focused therapy while employing an advocacy system that helps people overcome low self-confidence and depression. In applying these different therapy dynamics, he helps to compartmentalize stressors and define goals to help overcome chronic or acute crisis. CBT is a method he uses to enable people to condition their thinking to overcome false beliefs that lead to emotional and mental distress.

Mr. Baker's experience began working in Rikers Island Jail, where he worked for 10 years, before working within the Port Jervis community to help aid people in Orange County New York overcome homelessness. He then began working in Newburgh New York in drug counseling. During covid, he began working remotely assessing elderly and others who needed nursing home care and psychiatric hospitalization.

Since 2021, he began his own private practice which has given him the opportunity to reach more people through virtual telehealth treatment. Through this method, he can reach more people with more frequency and with more ease.

Message to clients

If you are having problems and need to overcome them, call me. There is no problem that you are facing that you cannot be victorious over. I have worked with people who are in the most debilitating situations and after working with them, they have found meaning, purpose and strength in their lives. Oftentimes, we feel that our situation is hopeless. Whether it be the death of a loved one, the loss of income, family members not achieving what they need to, drug abuse, illness, there is meaning and purpose in your life and you were meant to find it to overcome your struggles.

Life has challenges, trauma, and tragedy. Even so, it is important to know that you were designed to overcome these challenges. Your experiences are not in vain. You have a purpose in life. Some people may feel apathetic or hopeless or overwhelmed about their future. However, we will find the passion and purpose in your being that will be not just a benefit to you but to everyone who is around you.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)


Evan 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: $100 (60min)


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm-4pm; 8pm-9pm; 9pm-10pm
  • Tue 6pm-7pm; 7pm-8pm; 8pm-9pm
  • Wed 1pm-2pm; 2pm-3pm; 8pm-9pm;
  • Thu 12pm-1pm; 1pm-2pm; 8pm-9pm
  • Fri 2pm-5pm
  • Sat 11am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Private practice, Clinical therapist, 2021 - Present
Ascend Maximus, Clinical Social Worker Psychiatric Assessor, 2019 - 2021
Restorative Management, Clinical Therapist, 2015 - 2019
Rikers Island Jail, Clinical Therapist, 2007 - 2015

Adelphi University, MSW, 2007
Mercy College, BS Degree Legal Studies, 2002
University of Hawaii, AS Degree Legal Studies, 1999


New York: 076766