Kris Anne Baker

Kris Anne Baker (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

It is an honor to journey with you and bear witness to your stories. Creativity and mindfulness are two of my therapeutic strengths.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-545-8074

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
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My Ideal Client

I work with adult individuals who are learning how to embrace who they are and what makes their stories and journeys important. I believe that brokenness is part of the human condition. I am here to offer support through the struggles and difficulties you may face. I believe that as a therapist, I also have the incredible opportunity to bear witness to the gift of stories.

My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy is to offer a listening ear and by gently challenging people to find their "life worth living." I believe that it is a privilege to walk alongside people during their struggles. There are gifts that we can utilize in the space of therapy: the tone of a tibetan singing bowl lingering in the air, the opportunity to practice breathing in and out, carefully arranging images through the process of SoulCollage®, and listening to guided meditations are a few of the ways that we may work towards entering and exiting a space of centering. I believe that as a therapist, I also have the incredible opportunity to bear witness to the gift of stories. It takes such a great amount of courage to invite another person to journey with you. Vulnerability is one of the key components to living wholeheartedly. For me, it is an honor to journey with you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I attended George Fox University, a private, liberal arts institution for my undergraduate and graduate studies. During my formative college years, I learned that I had a lot of questions about Christianity. Through this experience, I learned about feminism and social justice. These became strong pillars of my own faith. The labyrinth can be a beautiful symbol for any journey, including the path we embark on together in a collaborative therapeutic relationship. One of the greatest gifts as we walk this space together is the opportunity to learn how to empathize with each other and those present in our lives. My goal is to walk with you while you experience your own trials, struggles, and most of all, sacred transformations. I am passionate about igniting creativity within others. You might not identify with being an artist, but everyone is creative. SoulCollage® is one opportunity for people to access their creativity, imagination, intuition, and insight... You are invited.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    During Covid-19, Rashid Johnson created an artwork entitled, "Untitled Anxious Red." It is a silk-screen with red, archetypal faces amidst red scribbles. When I look at this artwork, I can feel how anxiety likes to lurk in the corner, waiting with its wide-eyed expression of fear and panic. Worry and avoidance are two of the common coping mechanisms for anxiety; however, these are not typically helpful. In each person, anxiety may manifest differently. Let's explore alternative solutions!

  • Depression External link

    I was initially surprised when I did not see "Depression" listed in Brene Brown's book "Atlas of the Heart." Upon reflection, it seems as though this term is not quite specific enough, which makes sense. How would you name your depression? Brown's chapter "Places We Go When We're Hurting" includes anguish, hopelessness, despair, sadness, and grief. In Dialectical Behavior Therapy, there is a goal to find your "life worth living." What future can you see for yourself beyond today?

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