Kelsey M. Smoker Baker, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow & Registered Psychological Assistant
(PSB94024504)

(408) 508-6243
Supervisor: Jessica Farber, Psy.D., CA Licensed Psychologist, PSY 22360

Education:
Fuller Theological Seminary – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary – MA in Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary – MA in Intercultural Studies
Missio Seminary – MA in Counseling
Millersville University – BA in Social Work

Areas of Focus:
Adjustment Disorders
Anxiety
Attachment Challenges
Depression
DIR/Floortime Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Childhood Attachment Disorders
LGBTQ Populations
Sexual Abuse and Assault
Trauma
Work and Life Stressors

 

Dr. Kelsey Smoker Baker, Post-Doctoral Fellow & Registered Psychological Assistant, specializes in trauma and stress related treatment for children, adolescents, and adults utilizing psychodynamic and attachment theory. Dr. Baker completed her residency at Clifford Beers Clinic, a Trauma Treatment Center in New Haven, Connecticut and has practiced as a Trauma Therapist specific to Sexual Assault and Abuse with child and adult populations. 

At the forefront of Dr. Baker’s clinical prowess is the ability to warmly connect and engage with her clients in meaningful ways, creating a secure and nurturing therapeutic bond producing growth and transformation. She utilizes strategies for increased emotional regulation in session, ultimately exploring, navigating, and targeting trauma and stressors safely and with great care. Dr. Baker goes with her clients into the grit and mess of life, and provides support and insight into healing both old and new wounds. 

Dr. Baker also utilizes DIR/Floortime interventions to treat childhood trauma, attachment insecurity, and developmental challenges. The DIR/Floortime model focuses on the individual differences of each child and family, and utilizes the child’s natural language of play to create moments of connection and shared joy between the child and parent, contributing to many positive outcomes behaviorally and emotionally. 

Most importantly, Dr. Baker utilizes her Masters degree in Intercultural Studies to approach her clinical work with cultural humility. She is committed to providing a safe space in therapy for all individuals, and welcomes individuals from the LGBTQ community.

In her free time, Dr. Baker can be found spending time with her spouse and their senior rescue dog, Crouton. She also enjoys spending time in nature, traveling, and animals.