Meet Gabriel A. Baker, MA, LPC/I, NCC, CCMHC
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Gabriel holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Concentration in Entrepreneur from American Military University and an Associate's of Applied Science in Computer Technology from Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Gabriel is rostered with Project BEST as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) therapist through the guidance of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to provide evidence-based therapy to children and adolescents who have suffered trauma or abuse.
Currently, Gabriel is participating in the Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) training through the Project BEST learning collaborative, and he is currently seeing families who fit this unique modality of treatment. AF-CBT is a well-supported intervention for children ages 5-17 with histories of physical abuse by their caregiver, including caregivers who have used inappropriate physical discipline/physical abuse. Please use this link to learn more about the Project BEST vision and mission:
Prior to becoming a counselor, Gabriel served as an Office Manager for BAKERS Counseling Services, LLC. Not long before that, Gabriel served in the United States Marine Corps for eleven years in the primary capacity of a firefighter, with a military occupational specialty (MOS) of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighter (ARFF). During his tenure in the military, Gabriel was stationed in various locations around the world and was blessed with becoming more multiculturally aware from first-hand experiences.
He continued to strive to better himself as a person and as a professional. Gabriel has also worked in the civilian sector as an aircraft firefighter, a computer applications programmer, and as an independent contractor.
Having attended scores of different schools, covering a large spectrum of topics - ranging from surviving on the battlefield and administering basic life-saving first aid, to providing outstanding customer service in an office environment - he fancies himself a "people person" with a passion for paying forward some of the life lessons he's learned along the way.
Gabriel is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with the Alpha Lambda Beta Chapter at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and he is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization.