Casey Baker, EdD, LMHC, RPT-S

Dr. Casey Baker, EdD, LMHC, RPT-S, is an Assistant Professor for the Mental Health Counseling Program at Buena Vista University, where she is the Program Director of the Mental Health Counseling Program and coordinates the play therapy concentration area. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Dr. Baker completed her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has over ten years of experience working clinically in various mental health settings, including private practice, community mental health, and college campuses. Dr. Baker’s expertise lies in working with families, couples, and children.

My approach to supervision is one of providing an environment of growth for a therapist to honestly evaluate their work performance, counseling skills, and growth they bring into their practice. Supervision will be a mixture of education, case conceptualization, collaboration, and support. As your Supervisor, I will serve as a teacher, consultant, and evaluator. I hope to create a "safe space" in which you can look at your skills, become exposed to new ideas, and take the risk of trying those new ideas and methods to enable yourself to grow clinically.