Dr. Ashley Baker

Dr. Ashley Baker

Meet Dr. Baker

I always say that I got my doctorate in people, not rats, meaning that I have a doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) not research. My training has consisted of treating a variety of clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with a specialty in complex psychological presentations. My bread and butter is finding behavioral solutions to complicated problems. I have expertise in psychological and neuropsychological assessment which is a bit like detective work. I listen to symptoms and use standardized testing to diagnose, treat, and write school and work accommodations like IEP and 504 plans.

Being a psychologist is a job I truly love. It allows me to not just diagnose clients but provide real life assistance and treatment to make lives better. It’s a privilege to work in mental health and not one I take lightly.

My career and life also changed when I became a parent, as what was once a job became much more personal. I try to treat every child and parent I see with the same care as my own family. At Pavilion, you can expect good outcomes but also practitioners who truly care about your mental health. I know this because that’s the reason I started Pavilion– to provide quality and extensive mental health care to North Georgia.

When I am not in the office, you will find me in my ever-expanding garden, arranging flowers, or playing adult soccer. I am well versed in self-care, which for me includes switch games, specifically anything Zelda or Mario Related. I’m also a self-proclaimed book nerd with an active and extensive Good Reads profile and am always on the lookout for new books to enjoy. Finally, I enjoy spending time with my family in the great outdoors, since I am originally from Boone, North Carolina.

Dr. Ashley Baker

Hippa Rules and Compliance

April 20th, 2018|

Hi all! A couple quick Hippa Updates!  If your child is an adult (over the age of 18) the law indicates that they should make their own appointment to assist with protecting confidentiality. In our profession, we discuss a variety of intimate topics and therapy is very different than a typical doctors appointment. If the [...]

On Mindfulness

October 10th, 2016|

You know what can really throw me off my game? Thinking about all of the stuff I have to do. It. Never. Ends. Alarm goes off….snooze…..alarm again….noooooo….snooze….crap….aaahhhhh…..get up! From there it’s so easy to get lost going through the motions. Eat, get dressed, driving, school, work, errands, dinner, bedtime, and around we go. Always planning [...]

Managing the Messy

September 15th, 2016|

How do you define happy? Merriam-Webster provides a simple definition of happy as “feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.” I think it’s safe to say that most of us use the term in this way. It’s feeling good because things are good. That’s what we want, right? For ourselves and for [...]

What therapists have in common

September 15th, 2016|

There are many different kinds of theoretical orientations. Famous in its’ projection lies Vienna and Freud, and the British knock offs with short term dynamic therapy. You have what I call the “lovey-doveys” attachment therapy who created stability in discipline. You have the college favorites- Maslow and the hierarchy of needs, Skinner with his strict [...]

New location! Expansion Complete

September 9th, 2016|

We are now currently at our fancy new office  to help better serve the North Georgia community. We are committed to offering quality mental healthcare at Pavilion Psychological Services. Please help us help partner with you towards better health and thank you for all of your support. New Address: 1445 Haw Creek Corners Circle East Suite [...]

Getting to know Dr. Baker

January 18th, 2016|

I realize that therapy is definitely not about me  But increasingly in our modern age, with the advent of the internet and social media, it becomes harder and harder to be a tabula rasa (blank slate) made so popular by Freud and the gang. We don’t typically have chaise lounges nor do we smoke in session [...]

On Balance

October 1st, 2014|

It seems to me that most everyone I know, including myself at times, struggles with work/life balance. In our “go go go” world, we are encouraged to multi-task, over-schedule, and be productive 100 % of the time. Gender stereotypes also contribute to this mentality. Mothers cook dinner, clean, work, take care of the kids, and [...]

How I do testing :)

September 15th, 2014|

It’s very important to me to administer my own psychological and neuropsychological tests. While I respect those who chose to use psychometrists (individuals in graduate school or otherwise who are trained to administer tests), I believe it is invaluable for myself to observe and interview each client. I believe in the importance of meeting one [...]

New Private Practice

August 14th, 2014|

Hi All, As you know I previously worked at Mind and Motion in Suwanee Georgia and then at Family Counseling Associates in Cumming, Georgia. While I learned a lot from both of the private practices, I felt I was best suited to branch off and start my own- hence Pavilion Psychological Services! I am so [...]

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