Christine Baker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (License Number: LPC00778) by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Baker graduated from Samford University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She then pursued her Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, from which she graduated in March of 2012. Then, out of a desire to supervise and teach the next generation of counselors, she went on to pursue a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. She graduated from this program in May of 2016.
The psychological framework from which Christine works is a family systems approach within the context of attachment theory. She works with clients of all ages. Christine is a CSAT candidate (if you don’t know what CSAT is, check out my sex addiction page here), and is particulary interested in working with people struggling with sex and/or love addiction. While specializing in sexual addiction recovery and complex trauma, Christine also works with individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues like depression, anxiety, relational problems, etc. Christine has received a Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate from The Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute under Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. She is also EMDR I trained.
Christine is very involved with professional counseling organizations, such as her membership in the Process Addictions committee of the International Association for Addiction and Offender Counseling and her leadership in Chi Sigma Iota, a Counseling honors society. Since graduating from her PhD program, Christine has been offered an adjunct professor position from Richmont Graduate University. She will begin teaching those masters-level classes in August of 2016. Christine is married to Austin Baker, who works at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA.