Carmen Lorenzo Baker (She/Her)

MS, LMFT
Accepting Clients

I am a Latina therapist (y soy bilingüe) committed to making space for the whole person. All people and experiences are welcomed here.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield, CA

About My Clients

Are you at a point that you want to make sense of all the 'how's and 'why's of who you are? If so, I invite you to re-connect through therapy; let's explore positive and negative life experiences in a way that innately leads to self-compassion, healing, and empowerment. Therapy, with me involves identity-affirming talk therapy, art, writing, or experiential means for individuals, couples, families or children.

My Background and Approach

I work from intersectional psychodynamic and humanistic frameworks. - It's not a place to be talked at or down to. Rather, I want to be with you as we find out where these concerns are stemming from. If this seems scary to you, consider that many people are robbed of control from their life. I want this to be uniquely YOUR experience - we decide together what it looks like. Therapy is not a space for more oppression and control. - There's value in exploring our past experiences and understanding messages we have received from family and larger society. They shape who we are, the relationships we have, and how we function in the world. Once we can see them for what they are, we can make the choice about what we want to do with them. It's difficult to address our pain (whether you want to call it depression, anxiety, stress, etc.) without looking in all directions: outwards, backwards and inwards. Therapy can a safe place to do this.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We are shaped by and grow within our relationships to others. We are innately social creatures who seek connection. However, our experiences with others have the potential to uplift and shape, but have also hurt or silenced us. Pain is an inevitable part of life; thus we often need to have space for our negative emotions and a place to safely work through them to be able to connect again. I am a Cuban-Mexican American, daughter of immigrant parents, mother, partner, and therapist. My experiences in the complexity of humanity have made me passionate about helping people embrace and nurture every part of our identity. I believe strongly in nonjudgmentally exploring and growing in all aspects of cultural identity: racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, etc., as well as examining how this affects our life roles (as partners, parents, children, workers, students, etc.) I believe by building up and reconnecting with all these authentic aspects of our identity we find healing and growth.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $125 - 125/session

Info

661-218-1491 Email Carmen
200 New Stine Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309

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