Anthony Baker, MDiv, MA, PLPC
Trauma Competent Couples and Relationship Therapist
Life is difficult. Life is filled with pain, conflict and heartache. Relationships are hard. When our lives feel broken, it may seem as though the challenges you face are difficult to overcome. Engaging in therapy can provide healing and help you to discover practical insights into what is causing you pain. Anthony believes that everyone deserves love, acceptance, forgiveness, another chance, peace, joy, healing and real connections. Anthony brings warm, curiosity, care and acceptance in a warm and nonjudgemental way to help you overcome any obstacle.
You may be afraid that what you are going through has lasted too long, and that there is no hope. You may be fearful that your partner may not want to improve your relationship. You may lack motivation for help, or believe that no one will understand. Anthony gives practical applications, and illustrations, to help you look into your world and identify with your strengths and abilities, and bring them to life with new thoughts, emotional responses and resulting behaviors. His goal is to partner with you to reach your goals and possess the emotional skills to navigate hard things in life.
Anthony approaches therapy with individuals with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy, including integrating faith based strategies when requested. With his clients, his values the relationship and talking through situations to help his clients understand the root of what is going on, and discover the solutions that are within. He assists all of his individual, couples and family clients to explore their beliefs, thoughts, emotions and resulting behaviors.
With couples and families, Anthony helps his clients overcome irresponsible, hurtful and destructive behaviors that prevent satisfaction in relationship. He supports and encourages the partners in the relationship to find harmony with each other, providing hope for their future and acceptance of one another.
Anthony received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed the majority of the program for a Doctorate in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“that I have tried to give my life serving others. I just want to leave a committed life behind”
~Dr. Martin Luther King
Anthony is clinically supervised in Missouri by Teresa Paterson Bartch, LPC, LCPC, RPT-S.
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