Anchored Roots is excited to welcome Patrick Baker to the team!
Patrick J. Baker – Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
A native of Long Island, New York, Patrick Baker graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and completed his Masters in Social Work at Adelphi University. He was selected for the U.S. Navy Health Services Collegiate Program for Clinical Social Work and completed his clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital working in the Department of Oncology.
For the last eight years, Patrick has worked as an embedded/operational mental health provider with the U.S. Marine Corps between 1st Marine Division and III Marine Expeditionary Force. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief for the Naval Center of Combat Operational Stress Control for the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Patrick has developed clinical expertise in treating the spectrum of trauma disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and complex bereavement. He has designed multiple third location decompression trainings for units returning from deployment and led the psychological responses for several training accidents resulting in significant casualties and loss of life. He believes in a pragmatic approach to mental health and works to leverage patient’s strengths as a means to develop resiliency.
**Patrick will be accepting new clients this September and will be offering evening appointments. Please fill out the form on our contact page to schedule your intake appointment.