Raissa Baxter

Master of Social Work [MSW], Licensed Clinical Social Worker [LCSW]

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” I believe we get further in life when we can move through it with the help of others. I feel my role as a therapist is to assist individuals/families with moving forward in life, simply by walking aside them through their journey. Unfortunately, there is no instant relief when it comes to facing obstacles in life, but I’ve seen first hand how powerful it can be to have a safe and supportive space to work through emotions (both the positive ones and the uncomfortable ones).  Appropriate therapy can relieve feelings of distress, increase satisfaction in your relationships with others, create skills for managing anxiety, and help grow greater personal awareness and insight.  I believe in the power of empathy, compassion, and vulnerability, and integrating those with aspects of my training and experience, I utilize an individualized and integrative approach to our work to ensure that we are meeting your needs and improving your life.

I enjoy working with children, ages 5 and up, as well as teenagers and adults.  I have experience with depression, anxiety, autism, bipolar, sexual abuse and domestic violence, grief, postpartum depression, and terminal illnesses.  I offer a safe place to voice your memories, fears and hopes.  My goal is to guide clients towards an acceptance of themselves, and to a heightened ability to make positive changes in their lives.

 

Experience:

  • Restore Counseling & Recovery – Behavioral Health Therapist

  • Serenity Hospice and Home – Behavioral Health Therapist

  • Swedish American Hospital - Inpatient and Outpatient Social Worker

  • Good Will - Job Coach

  • Department of Children and Family Services - Case Aid

  • Rosecrance – Unit Technician

 

Education:

  • Master of Social Work from Aurora University 

  • Bachelor of Social Work from Aurora University

Specialties:

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety

  • Autism 

  • Bipolar

  • Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence

  • Grief 

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Terminal Illnesses 

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