Sadie Baker, Intern
I’m a queer transgender woman and a survivor of complex trauma and abuse. I know how hard it can be to need support, only to be made to feel unwelcome by the very people who are supposed to provide it. I strive to be someone who will always meet my clients with the openness, respect, and compassion that we all deserve. I believe that good therapy should provide a safer space for us to work together to identify your strengths and opportunities for growth, to gain insight into your struggles, and to learn new skills for creating liberation, healing, and positive change in your life.
I have personal experience and interest in working with posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotions, borderline personality disorder, and adult survivors of child abuse. I’m also passionate about helping people navigate gender identity and nontraditional relationships such as polyamory. I’m a feminist and I take a harm reduction approach to self-injury, substance use, and other behaviors that have historically been stigmatized by mental health providers.
I have worked for over five years as a resource advocate and case manager for sex workers, LGBTQ young people experiencing homelessness, and HIV+ individuals, and I’m currently working toward my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University. I’m also committed to social, economic, and environmental justice and have organized for over a decade with marginalized communities within the mental health field and society as a whole. Outside of work and activism, I like to garden, ride my bike, write, and spend time with the lake and in forests. My pronouns are she/her/hers.