Professional Psychology Services.
Dr. Alec Baker is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the Denver area. His work focuses on helping individuals, couples, and families use their strengths to achieve peak living. Peak living is a state of total engagement that allows for maximum enjoyment of day-to-day life. Everyone experiences ups and downs, but those who achieve peak living enjoy longer and higher peaks with shorter and shallower valleys.
Financial stress can negatively impact mental health and emotional stress can negatively impact financial health. Financial therapy is designed to help individuals remove the emotional roadblocks that keep them from achieving their financial goals and therefore Peak Living.
Traditional Therapy Services
Dr. Baker’s provides traditional psychotherapy for a range of clients who are facing a variety of presenting problems. He also provides psychological assessment.
- Individual therapy
- Couple therapy
- Family therapy
About Dr. Baker.
Dr. Baker is originally from Philadelphia, PA and attended the Pennsylvania State University as an undergraduate where he earned his bachelors degree in Psychology. Dr. Baker moved to Denver to attend the University of Denver where he earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology.
Throughout Dr. Baker’s life he has been an athlete with a deep seeded passion for sport. As a youth he competed at the highest levels as an ice hockey and lacrosse player. He also played football, soccer, golf, and baseball. As an adult he has found coaching ice hockey and lacrosse to be an incredibly satisfying way to stay involved in sports and contribute to the youth sports community that proved to be an integral part of his own development.
Dr. Baker has been helping clients who struggle with clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, and relationship turbulence since the start of his training in 2007. As a therapist his interest in positive psychology – the study of how individuals, couples, and families achieve lasting happiness and satisfaction – has informed his use of interventions that provide immediate relief from symptoms while addressing their underlying source.
Dr. Baker has cultivated a particular interest in the psychology of money throughout his career as a therapist. His doctoral research project focused on exploring the relationship between the time demands and costs of youth sports participation and overall family functioning. The conclusion of this empirical research study was that excessive costs and time demands of youth sports participation is a risk factor for marital dissatisfaction and therefore family functioning. (should I link to my paper?) Since completing that research, Dr. Baker has seen the impact that financial stress can have on all of his clients and has developed interest and expertise in financial therapy. Would you like to learn more about financial therapy? Click HERE
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