B.A. Psychology/ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Abeke Baker, LMFT is a 2011 graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine's Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Degree program. She has a unique career path in the Mental Health/Social Services fields that began at the age of 14. She started as a youth counselor for the Red Cross Lock Key Kids safety program and has more than 18 years of hands on experience ranging from a Program Director of a Howard County Parks and Recreation in Columbia, MD which included youth and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities, autism, and mal-adaptive behaviors to Inpatient Crisis Stabilization Hospital for adolescents and adults.
Abeke has been an AUU basketball assistant coach since 2003. In 2015, she also began volunteering with a program that helps find housing for homeless LGBTQ youth.
Christopher Freeman, LPC
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of West Georgia)/ Licensed Professional Counselor
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ---Victor Frankl
The above quote perfectly sums up the therapeutic process, for me. That 'space' is where self-examination, challenging faulty thinking and resilience promotes growth. My educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services (Clayton State University, 2009) and a Master's in Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration, 2012) from the University of West Georgia.
Professional (clinical) experience over the past five years include working in inpatient (psychiatric) settings (Anchor Hospital, Georgia Regional Hospital), providing in-home individual/family therapy, treatment planning, facilitating mental health and substance abuse counseling groups and diagnosing mental health and substance abuse disorders.
You will find me to be active, open, supportive yet, gently challenging while in session. My approach to therapy is an intergration of strengths-based, systems and cognitive behavioral therapy. Welcome to All-1-Family Counseling!