Carmen Lorenzo Baker (She/Her)

MS, AMFT
Accepting Clients

Hi! I am an associate marriage and family therapist (y soy bilingüe) - willing to walk with you in your darkness as much as your light.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield, CA
Supervised by Jennifer Ann Hopes, MS, LMFT82200

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

All aspects of our identities and our environments play a major role in how we feel about ourselves. Distress can look like a lot of things, depression, anxiety, fatigue, relational problems, etc., and they are mere warning signs that somethings amiss in our life. My work focuses on helping explore and honor all parts of our identity in life and in the therapeutic process, whether it's racial/ethnic, sexual, gender, etc.

My Background and Approach

Here's a basic rundown of how I see psychotherapy: -I believe the people who I talk to are the experts in their lives. I'm not here to give you advice or talk "at you" but, rather, to be with you as we explore your world. If this seems scary to you, consider that many people are robbed of control of their life, by family, other individuals, or just larger society. Therapy is not a space for more oppression and control. - I find a serious value in exploring our past experiences and how we internalize messages we have received from family and larger society. These internalized messages shape who we are, the relationships we have, and how we function in the world. It's difficult to address depression, anxiety and other distress without looking in all directions: outwards, backwards and inwards.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that people are innately resilience and I strive to help people uncover this within themselves. However, I also believe that we need to be allowed to have space for our negative emotions and experiences to work through, otherwise they grow until are forced to pay attention to them. This might look like anxiety, panic attacks, depression, or relational difficulties. As a bicultural individual myself, I am passionate about helping people embrace and nurture every part of our identity.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $100 - 100/session

Info

661-477-2196 Email Carmen
200 New Stine Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309

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