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Hippa Rules and Compliance

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 [...]

April 20th, 2018|

On Mindfulness

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 [...]

October 10th, 2016|

Managing the Messy

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 [...]

September 15th, 2016|

What therapists have in common

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 [...]

September 15th, 2016|

New location! Expansion Complete

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 [...]

September 9th, 2016|

Getting to know Dr. Baker

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 [...]

January 18th, 2016|

On Balance

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 [...]

October 1st, 2014|

How I do testing :)

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 [...]

September 15th, 2014|

New Private Practice

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 [...]

August 14th, 2014|