Shera Baker is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI who sees a broad range of clients, including individuals with substance use issues, anxiety, grief, and depression. Many of Shera’s clients are adults who are navigating a challenging life change, like going through a breakup, becoming a parent, or starting/graduating college. She also loves working with older adults.
Shera utilizes goal-oriented therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy to help her clients manage their symptoms and improve their day-to-day lives. She works with them to identify their triggers and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Shera takes a team-oriented approach and frequently works with psychiatrists and primary care providers to ensure her clients are receiving care for all of their mental and physical needs.
Shera is passionate about her work and cares about each of her clients. She takes the time to understand their background and stories and ultimately wants to help individuals realize their true potential. Her office is located in Downtown Providence, near the University of Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales, and Brown University.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
HIV/AIDS - Addressing feelings of shame and remorse that can come along with this diagnosis
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
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:
Years of Experience: 11 years
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Roger Williams Medical Center & Our Lady of Fatima Hospital ER, 2014 - 2020
Department of Children Youth and Families, 2018 - 2019
Rhode Island Hospital Inpatient Psych Unit, 2016 - 2018
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2011
Rhode Island College, BSW, 2007