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Ava Baker LCMHC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Ava Baker Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a mother of 4 unique adult children, I understand the stressors of being a mother and assisting young people and parents in dealing with a variety of life situations.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Ava is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) whoworks with a wide range of age groups; however, she has a passion for children and adolescents with issues such as anxiety, depression, and ASD. Having a child with autism sparked a passion for those individuals and families who face the challenges and struggles associated with a childhood disorder. Ava has experience working with diverse populations. Her experience includes 28 years as an elementary school teacher and 3 years as a mental health counselor. She has worked in a variety of settings, including working with the families of adolescents with juvenile justice involvement, adolescent day treatment, and school-based therapy including involvement in classroom settings and community health.Her areas of experience include depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, autism spectrum disorder, self-esteem issues, and family/parenting issues. Ava earned her Bachelor s degree from Fayetteville State University in Early Childhood Education and has a Master s degree in General Counseling from Grand Canyon University.She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy recognizing that change comes from within. Ava employs client-centered therapy to encourage clients to develop techniques to promote a fulfilling life. Ava embraces the position that every individual can develop the skills to have a healthy and fulfilling life.





Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise





Gender identity & transgender health


Behavioral Issues

Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross NC

Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


  • North Carolina, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, 13012


Masters in General Counseling, Grand Canyon University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Frequently Asked Questions About Ava Baker, LCMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Ava Baker, LCMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Ava Baker accepting new clients?

Yes, Ava Baker is accepting new clients for online therapy in North Carolina and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh, 8406 Six Forks Road Suite 104, Raleigh, NC, 27615.

Does Ava Baker accept insurance?

Yes, Ava Baker accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross NC, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Ava Baker offer?

Ava Baker offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Ava Baker offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Ava Baker offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh, 8406 Six Forks Road Suite 104, Raleigh, NC, 27615.

Does Ava Baker offer online therapy?

Yes, Ava Baker offers online therapy via video sessions to people in North Carolina.

How quickly can I see Ava Baker?

Ava Baker typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Ava Baker speak?

Ava Baker conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Ava Baker online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Ava Baker online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.