Shera  Baker

Shera Baker

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for evening & weekend appointments in Providence practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Career counseling
  • Life transitions
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

It’s often considered taboo to talk about mental health in many cultures and, or communities. Mental Health is stigmatized, viewed as a sign of weakness, inadequacy, abnormality making it feel very embarrassing or uncomfortable to talk about. It’s not and its very common and very healthy of individuals. I offer a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment for you to address your individual mental health needs. I am currently taking new patients for individual psychotherapy. Please call, or even email me, to schedule an appointment to determine if I am a good fit for you as your therapist. I accept Neighborhood Health, United Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tufts insurances. I offer a sliding scale for private pay and your 1st consultation is free.


Specialties

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Shera can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Providence practice

110 Eddy Street

4th floor

Providence, RI 02903

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Department of Children Youth and Families, 2018 - Present

Roger Williams Medical Center & Our Lady of Fatima Hospital ER, 2014 - Present

Rhode Island Hospital Inpatient Psych Unit, 2016 - 2018

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2011

Rhode Island College, BSW, 2007


Languages

  • English