Steve Baker, LPC, MAC, NCC

Steve Baker, LPC, MAC, NCC, brings nearly four decades of experience in mental health, behavioral sciences, and clinical supervision to his practice. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and Oregon, and a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly known as the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors).  Steve has also served as an adjunct psychology professor and consultant for a graduate counseling program, and retired from the United States Air Force in 2000. Before joining the staff at Newberg Counseling & Wellness he was a clinical supervisor of the Medically Assisted Treatment program at Mosaic Medical, a holistic outpatient clinic in Bend, OR. He has also worked as a clinical supervisor for a private practice in St Louis MO and a private practitioner in a practice in Portland. Steve has specialized training in addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression and co-occurring disordersreligious/spiritual injury, and a wealth of experience with individuals and families, including specialized expertise working with parent-adult child relationships.  He is also trained in EMDR.  

Steve Baker, LPC, MAC, NCC

A note from Steve: “Most of us are trying to avoid our pain, in spite of the fact that it is an inevitable and crucial part of the human experience. In fact, we are never so fully human as when we surrender to the reality of our wounds. Only when we stay with our pain can we hope to learn what it has to teach us in the hopes of ultimately transforming it into something meaningful and life-giving that may just propel us into the life we’ve always wanted.  But it is hard learning how to integrate our wounds into who we are.  I will help you.”  

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” -William Arthur Ward

Professional Experience:
Therapist at Newberg Counseling & Wellness (2020–present)
Private practice therapist, Portland OR
Clinical Supervisor, private practice, St. Louis, MO

Educational achievements, certifications, and commendations:
A.A. Social Service Technology, Community College of the Air Force
B.S. Psychology, University of Maryland
M.A. Counseling, Liberty University
Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management
United States Air Force Meritorious Medal, Commendation Medal (x2), Achievement Medal (x2), and Good Conduct Medal (x6)
Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School; Distinguished Graduate, Noncommissioned Office Academy; Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter (January – March 1990)
Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force (2000)

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