Haley Baker, LMFT strives to help children, teens, and their families with compassion, humor, and a willingness to meet you wherever you may find yourself in this particular moment. Her therapeutic approach is highly influenced by the tenets of attachment therapy, and she believes that positive change is most likely to happen when the therapist and client have established a relationship that feels safe, consistent, and supportive. Furthermore, Haley values community and the interconnectedness of all people, and her hope is that when a person experiences a positive attachment relationship in therapy, they will then seek and develop symbiotic, loving relationships with others.
Haley has been working with children and adolescents for over ten years in a variety of settings, including group homes, after school and recreational programs, and schools. The majority of her clinical work has been in elementary, middle, and high schools in Marin, Petaluma, and Santa Rosa, which have given her extensive insight about the everyday social, emotional, and academic challenges faced by school-aged youth today. In addition, Haley has significant experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, family conflict, developmental delay and transitions, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other learning disorders.
Haley received her B.A. in Studio Art from University of California Davis, and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. She brings this creativity into the therapy room by making and utilizing custom interventions that she feels will best meet the needs of each individual or family that she serves. In her free time, Haley enjoys making art, exploring the beautiful Marin County landscape, and spending time with family and friends.