Susan Baker, Psychologist in Minnesota

Susan Baker, PsyD

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Experienced psychologist working with adults and adolescents from a strength-based approach.

Dr. Baker earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 2006 from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Minneapolis, MN. Her training includes assessment and treatment of individuals with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Chemical Dependency, Personality Disorders, Developmental Disabilities and those with histories of Trauma. Dr. Baker has experience in various forms of assessment including cognitive & intellectual, neuropsychological screenings, personality measures, and court-ordered evaluations for adults with mental illness. Dr. Baker has experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including crisis facilities, hospital and forensic settings, and private practice. In 2009, Dr. Baker co-founded a private practice in the South Metro area where she provided outpatient mental health services, consultation and supervision, and administrative direction.

Dr. Baker specializes in therapy services for adolescents and adults, and focuses on the unique qualities of the individual, couple, or group. She also provides therapy for relational issues, coping with grief and loss, identity development, ADHD, those with cognitive impairment, and LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals. Her theoretical orientation is integrative with a particular emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques. She works collaboratively with her clients and often incorporates eastern philosophy and meditation exercises that enhance well-being and internal growth into her therapeutic practices. Dr. Baker enjoys expanding her areas of expertise and contributing to the growth of other clinicians through professional support and case consultation.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Neuropsychological Issues
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • American Indian Or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Blind And/Or Visually Impaired
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Partners
Out Of Network
Preferred One
Self-Pay Only
South Country Health Alliance

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology