Ava Baker,LCMHC

Ava Baker,LCMHC

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License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 13012
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriChoice (UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Humana
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare
  • TRICARE Non-Network Provider
  • United Health Care
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

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My Approach to Helping

As a mother of 4 unique adult children, I understand the stressors of being a mother and assisting young people and parents in dealing with a variety of life situations.

Ava is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) who works with a wide range of age groups; however, she has a passion for children and adolescents with issues such as anxiety, depression, and ASD. Having a child with autism sparked a passion for those individuals and families who face the challenges and struggles associated with a childhood disorder. Ava has experience working with diverse populations. Her experience includes 28 years as an elementary school teacher and 3 years as a mental health counselor. She has worked in a variety of settings, including working with the families of adolescents with juvenile justice involvement, adolescent day treatment, and school-based therapy including involvement in classroom settings and community health.Her areas of experience include depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, autism spectrum disorder, self-esteem issues, and family/parenting issues. Ava earned her Bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University in Early Childhood Education and has a Master’s degree in General Counseling from Grand Canyon University.She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy recognizing that change comes from within. Ava employs client-centered therapy to encourage clients to develop techniques to promote a fulfilling life. Ava embraces the position that every individual can develop the skills to have a healthy and fulfilling life.

More Info About My Practice

Thriveworks is a leading mental health provider of therapy and psychiatry, founded in 2008 by AJ Centore PhD. Thriveworks offers in-person and online care, with 380+ offices across the country and online providers in 49 states.

Thriveworks’  licensed providers accept most insurances, covering 180 million Americans. They provide personalized treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and more.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults


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Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Types of Therapy

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