Therapist Profile

Name:
Leslie Baker, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
173 Spring Street, Ste. 200 Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA
Phone:
(925) 998-3392
License Number
LMFT28252
Practicing Since:
1991
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Leslie Baker and her staff provide compassionate, practical and solution-oriented psychotherapy to: Families, Individuals, Couples, Adolescent/Teens and Children. Leslie is a Certified Gottman Therapist and specializes in Couples Therapy based on the Gottman research based methods. Leslie serves women, men and teens who are dealing with challenges in connecting to themselves, others and to their lives. Her specialties include: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, marriage counseling and parenting issues; and she assists families, individuals, couples, adolescents and children facing all types of life’s transitions and challenges. Her safe and supportive, results-oriented sessions help reduce symptoms, increase resilience and options and facilitate well-being and happiness. Leslie Baker, MA, MFT has over twenty-five years of experience counseling individuals, couples, marriage, teens, children and families. Leslie graduated Magna cum Laude with a BS degree, in Child Development / Family Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; and she earned her MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Prior to starting her full time practice in Pleasanton, Leslie had a broad range of practical, non-profit, community and county agency experience, having worked in group homes for the physically and emotionally challenged, the public school system as a behavior specialist, and as an intern in child abuse agencies and eating disorder clinics. Leslie is an esteemed faculty member and past Lead Area Chair for the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix. She was awarded Faculty of the Year in 2008. She is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, Easy Bay Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the California Association of Play Therapy. She is the author of Healing Feelings: A healing story for children coping with a grownup’s mental illness.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday - Thursdays by appointment
Services
Family, couples, individual and adolescent,and child psychotherapy.
Insurance
Private Pay, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.S., Child Development/Family Studies, California Poly S.L.O., 1983 M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 1987

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Relationships
Trauma
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Cognitive-Behavioral
Family Systems
Self Psychology
Systems
Certifications
National Certified Counselor Certified Gottman Therapist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
European, Jewish, Other

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