Dr. Stokes performs psychological evaluations for children and adults, and she provides forensic evaluations to Juvenile State and Federal court. Her specialty areas include trauma of children and adults, and her particularly expertise lies in the area of sexual offending and victimization. She also works with gender identity and LGBT issues. Furthermore, she specializes in treating individuals and families involved with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse). Dr. Stokes works through family of origin issues, codependency in relationships, and recovery for individuals and families suffering with addiction.
I want to help you become the person you want to be and do this by listening closely and drawing from many different psychological theories to help you explore and practice new techniques to become the person you would like to be. I work very hard at not being judgmental, and by not feeling judged, you are freer to explore yourself; thoughts and feelings. I believe all of us are inherently good by nature and will work to help you be more positive and nurturing of yourself, which in turns helps in all your relationships with others.
I work with Veterans and their families, PTSD, addictions for addicts families and friends. I also have been working with Transgendered people in all stages of transitioning. I am involved in a program for Veterans and their families, called Given An Hour, which is no cost to the Veteran
I believe my role is to actively listen and offer a supportive, encouraging, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which trust and rapport can be built upon.
My passion is to help people through difficult times in their lives. I use a refreshing approach to address crisis, pain and hurt. My interest is in working with children and adolescents but I enjoy working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups. My training includes trauma reduction, positive behavior interventions and supports and DBT. I use a variety of tools to treat depression, anxiety, behavior and relationship issues and mood disorders. I will help you begin the journey to healing for a happy and healthy life.
There are times in life we need to be validated and told we are worthy. There are times in our life we feel overwhelmed or just not up to the expectations in front of us. Being mindful in the present moment and making decisions to live life now helps us to feel more positive. I will help you reach your goals to be happy and safe with improved self-confidence to manage and enjoy life.
I earned my Master of Arts Degree at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion and specialize in Redecision Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I provide individual, group and family therapy for children and adults.
I have specialized in empowering women for over 15 years- treating women's issues such as eating disorders, recovery from addictions, healing abuse, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. I empower women to embrace the gifts of personal discovery and spiritual growth. I have received extensive education and training in treating all forms of psychopathology. I also enjoy working with children using creative and fun techniques that help children feel secure, valued, and supported.
Nancy Baker received her undergraduate B.A. in education and her M.A. in educational Psychology and Counseling. She has been a licensed counselor for over 20 years and has served the age range of pre-school to college with an in depth knowledge of each developmental stage. Her emphasis has been primarily in the public school setting and addressing the unique needs of alternative education, 504 & IEP plans, and school anxiety/phobia. Nancy will immediately put you at ease with a warmth and non-judgmental approach to addressing issues such as infertility, adoption, single parenting, and acting out behavior.
My ideal client is someone suffering grief within their family. Through several therapy sessions we can help you through the grieving process.
By utilizing cognitive behavior therapy, I have developed a model with the combination of CBT and reality therapy.
I have been a therapist for the past 30 years and during that time, I have been exposed to numerous types of people. It appears throughout the years of practice each generation have more stress related problems. Especially 2020, during Covid, people are really concerned about the health and well being of their families and self-care.