Dr. Paige Leigh Baker is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in both psychoeducational/psychological testing and individual and couples psychotherapy. Dr. Baker attended Georgetown University receiving undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Gender Studies. She pursued both a Masters of Science and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is licensed by the state of Illinois.
Dr. Baker offers comprehensive and individualized psychological testing to help address disorders that interfere with functioning (e.g. ADHD, bipolar depression, personality disorders, cognitive or developmental disorders, etc.). Following the testing, she will provide a complete psychological report with test scores, interpretation, and recommendations.
With over 8 years experience working in the LGBT community, Dr. Baker has expertise addressing issues related to sexuality, gender identity, self-esteem, discrimination, coming out, relationships, and helping parents and family learn how to support LGBT youth. In addition, Dr. Baker treats people experiencing depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as those looking to improve their overall quality of life.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Identifying perceived personal barriers to public policy advocacy within psychology
A Wake Up Call: Trends In Girls'Involvment In The Justice System
Girl Matters®: It’s Elementary Evaluation Report
Voices From the Field: NGI Listening Sessions Executive Summary
Play: The Serious, Important Work Of Growing Up
In harm’s way: Child abuse, child rape, sex trafficking.
Shackling of pregnant women and girls in correctional systems.
What we could have done. The Bianella Marie Susana Story.
What happens when girls are in the same programs as boys.
Youth on youth sexual contact
Understanding trauma through a gendered lens.
LeBel, J., Baker, P. L., & Brown, J. (2014). Trauma-informed care: Female gender considerations to trauma-informed care in residential programs. In G. M. Blau & B. Caldwell (Eds.), Best practices in residential mental health services: A roadmap to improve long-term outcomes. New York, NY: Routledge.
Bang, B., Baker, P. L., Carpinteri, A., & Van Hasselt, V. (2013). Commercial sexual exploitation of children. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing AG.
Baker, P.L. & Bang, B.B. (2012). The commercial sexual exploitation of youth (unpublished training manual for FBI special agents). FBI Academy, Quantico, VA.
Heinowitz, A. E., Brown, K. R., Langsam, L. C., Arcidiacono, S. J., Baker, P. L., Badaan, N. H., Zlatkin, N. I., & Cash, R. E. (2012). Identifying perceived personal barriers to public policy advocacy within psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(4), 372-372. ADDITIONAL
Specialties: Psychoeducational/Psychological Testing, ADHD testing, LGBT patients, Sexuality & Gender Concerns, Relationship Difficulties, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Intimate Partner Violence