Child and Adolescent Therapist
DEITRA BAKER, LMFT
You will experience me as genuine, authentic, raw and loving. I fully connect with your needs and partner with you for your healing.
My name is Deitra and I have been working with children, teens, and families for over 10 years. I am a dual licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in the states of Texas (Lic. #203614) and California (Lic. #104009). I hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Spelman College, and a Masters degree in Community Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Atlanta.
As a Parenting Strategist and Human Behavior Expert, I am able to provide real solutions and practical tips for real life challenges. In my practice, I focus on all topics related to relationships (family relationship dynamic issues, parent-child relationship issues,.. ), overall personal, relational, familial, professional growth, mental health and wellness. My greatest passion and goal is to empower families to operate in the fullness of love, as they seek to live a life of happiness, fulfillment and mental health and wellness.
My areas of expertise include child and adolescent behavioral health, parenting, and family of origin dynamics. I enjoy working with children and teenagers who need support with: trauma, separation, relational difficulties, low self-esteem, parent-child conflict, home or school problems. I offer screen-free coaching to support families with your decision to prioritize more engagement and less electronics.
I am solution-focused, offering concrete do-able strategies for problem resolution. I create a therapeutic space that is warm and inviting in order to facilitate healthy dialogue.
We provide clients with a comfortable environment where they can sort through past experiences and the current life choices they face. Our therapists work with individual clients regarding a variety of issues and decisions. Some include: relationship & family concerns, anxiety/depression, career path choices, life transitions and more.
Child & Adolescent Therapy
We work with children & adolescents (5yr-18yr) during their most important time of their lives. Whether it is behavior, adjustment, self-esteem, peer influence, bullying, or other major topics children and adolescents face we will listen and help you find solutions.
Family (Group) Therapy
Family does not always mean "nuclear familly" it can be anyone in your family system you call family. We will work towards keeping your family system together and overcome difficult times in your family's lives.
Parent coaching is a short-term intervention that provides foster, adoptive and kinship parents and other caregivers with hands-on, here-and-now tools for bringing about rapid and dramatic improvement in their child’s behavior.