Lisa A. Baker, LCSW
Lisa is a licensed counselor who has been helping individuals and families for over 30 years overcome tough emotional challenges. She specializes in working with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy, which reinforces the biblical principle that we are all created for connection. Studies have shown a 90% improvement rate for couples using this therapy, making it the most scientifically validated formed of therapy. In addition, Lisa leads “Created for Connection” couples’ retreats and she enjoys speaking as a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator which is a comprehensive premarital education program.
Lisa is also trained in Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)—an innovative method for helping adults get unstuck from unwanted emotions and behaviors (such as angry overreactions, anxiety, or depression). She understands how these emotions and behaviors will often show up in our closest relationships, or keep us locked in fear, and prevent us from forming close relationships. These fears and other difficult feelings are often associated with childhood wounds and unmet needs. Lisa feels privileged to utilize DNMS to help adults heal from those painful childhood experiences and begin to enjoy the full abundant life Christ desires for us!
Lisa and her husband, Scott have five children and 5 grandchildren. In their free time, they enjoy all the beauty and fun of God’s creation in and near the water!