Sadie Baker, LPC NCC
As a queer transgender woman and a survivor, I know how hard it can be to seek desperately needed help, only to be made unwelcome by the very professionals we trust to provide that help. I always strive to meet my clients with openness, respect, and compassion. I believe that therapy should provide a safer space for us to work together to identify your strengths and opportunities for growth, explore your values, gain insight into your struggles, and learn new skills for healing, transformation, and liberation.
For ten years prior to becoming a therapist, I was a resource advocate and case manager, mainly working with LGBTQ young people experiencing homelessness, sex workers, and people living with HIV. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University. I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and borderline personality disorder. I’m also passionate about helping people navigate gender identity, activist burnout, consensual nonmonogamy and polyamory, as well as people healing from abuse, complex trauma, or overwhelming emotions.
I take a trauma-informed, harm reduction approach to self-injury, substance use, and other survival strategies that have historically been stigmatized by mental health providers. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all model, but I draw from Relational-Cultural Therapy. RCT is a feminist approach which sees our social context, internalized beliefs about ourselves, and need for connection to others as central to understanding emotional distress and the therapuetic process. I want to help you build healthier relationships and move toward mental wellness — whatever that means to you.