Emily Baier
Emily Baier - MHT III
Education: Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling
Institution: Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Area of Specialty: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Integrated Care, Adult and child clinical assessment
Languages: English

Emily Baier began practicing integrated mental health care at Sea Mar's Bellingham Medical Clinic in June 2011. In February 2014, she transitioned to the Bellingham Behavioral Health Center where she provides mental health services as intake coordinator and a mental health therapist.

Emily primarily uses therapeutic approaches that cultivate awareness and healthy coping skills such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. She believes cultivating awareness allows the healing process to unfold.

Many times in life individuals cope with difficult situations in automatic ways that may develop further problems such as depression or anxiety. Awareness in the moment leads to freedom to make choices, rather than reacting and living automatically, and this helps individuals choose a healthy path and develop healthier habits.

Emily also believes it is important for therapy to be a safe, productive, and healing journey, and a space to explore ideas and feelings without judgment, in order to allow individuals to grow and develop. Therapy should help clients develop a deeper understanding of how to achieve mental health through learning, talking, and exploring new ways of being. The ultimate goal is living life day-by-day that is authentic, free, and whole.

When not working, Emily enjoys yoga, swimming, tennis, and cooking.

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