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 adolescents and adults. Christine is a CSAT (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 also 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 taught courses at Richmont Graduate University as an adjunct professor. Christine is married to Austin Baker, who works at a church in north Atlanta. She enjoys reading, playing with her English Bulldog – Scarlett, and writing her Disney blog.
Laura Casper, Counseling Intern
Laura is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and also holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. As a counseling intern, she will be under the clinical supervision of Dr. Christine Baker as she works with both adolescents and adults. With specialized training in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and sexual addiction counseling (CSAT Candidate), her professional interests include working with survivors of trauma and those struggling with sex and love addiction. Laura also desires to come alongside individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, or relationship conflict. Laura is passionate about providing a safe and open space to invite clients to journey deeper into their stories and explore their relationships to themselves, others, and the world around them. Her personal interests include being outside as much as possible, reading classic and comedic books, and spending quality time with her community.