Joel Baker, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Georgia and work with clients from various backgrounds and circumstances. I work with client problems including traumatic life events, anxiety, relationship difficulties, teen issues, and parenting and enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families in all stages of life.

The focus of my recent work has been working with anxiety and traumatic life events. In addition, I assist clients as they deal with the difficulties around relationship conflict and physical/emotional trauma and have experience in a local hospital ICU, group practice, and private practice providing counseling to individuals and families.

I believe each person must be intentional about taking responsibility for their path and that everyone can find a place of being connected with themselves and their relationships when they actively seek healing.

The ideal client for me is a person who wants the richness of experiencing fulfillment in all areas – work/home/family/and friends and is committed to prioritizing themselves by taking the step to take care of themselves. When life’s balance seems off, I work with you to focus on taking action on what is valuable to you in your own specific situation.



While completing a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine, I interned at Atlanta Medical Center in the Palliative Medicine Team working with families in the ICU who were facing crisis and difficult decisions. Following graduation, I began working with at risk teens and their families through the largest CORE agency in Georgia – providing counseling to adolescents connected to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and state foster and adoption programs. I worked not only with the clients but also fostered growth for other therapists by leading teams of counselors and later providing leadership as the Director of Clinical Services.

Since then, I have been in private practice and continue to work with teens and their families. I have enjoyed returning to working with couples and individuals by helping them deal with anxiety, trauma, and relational difficulties. My primary modes of therapy include EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused, and Experiential Therapies but often find it is best to tailor each client’s therapy to fit their needs.

I am also the Membership Committee Chair for the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT) and serve on the board to help further the health of our society on both the city and state level.