Modern Therapy for high-level thinkers and professionals to let go of "should" and remove the mask.

Improve how you experience your self, relationships, and career.
Live the life you want.

Your life is busy. Despite your success or the things you "should" be grateful for, you feel like a failure and see your mood, lack of focus, and communication impact all aspects of life. You need a clear path to more contentment and happiness.

Nix Baker Wellness and Therapy provides a modern approach to therapy for high-functioning and driven teens, adults, couples, and their families. We help you find success in all aspects of life.

We offer an elevated experience tailored for the busy mom who has too many things on her to-do list and feels overwhelmed; the attorney who is working to find time for themselves or anything else in their life; the financial executive floundering to maintain healthy relationships; the physician who wears many hats professionally and personally and is struggling with their mood; the honor roll student feeling as if they can't balance their time, or the college student struggling to adjust or manage their intense workload and social obligations on their own.  

We help you to identify the things holding you back and make positive moves to create the life you want. Our goal is to help you slow down, understand yourself, and make time for what's important to you. You will find a balance between your priorities, examine unhelpful ways of thinking, find solutions to roadblocks and barriers. You will feel empowered to build skills to better cope with your individual stressors and struggles.

A safe space to explore your deepest thoughts and
feelings and hardest memories

We see you struggling with your thoughts, feelings, and what it takes to keep your days moving forward.   Whether in person or online, you will find a safe, secure, and confidential space to discuss your most significant stressors and hardest moments.

We strive to create a space that feels professional but relatable and casual. Therapy often includes exploring individualized coping skills to help you overcome the trauma, stress, and anxiety you are experiencing and digging deeper into why specific patterns of thinking or behavior exist in your life and relationships. Nix Baker Wellness and Therapy provides more than your average therapy experience. The eclectic and integrative approach allows your unique needs to drive the conversations, skills, and insights offered throughout your therapy experience.

You will find yourself breathing more deeply, parenting more calmly, creating more space for yourself, experiencing more quality time with your loved ones, and being more efficient and effective in your academic, professional, and personal life.

Reach out to start the conversation today to put you on a path to the change you need.

Who We Work With

Through Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and groups, I work with teens, adults, and couples at different stages of their journey. Like you, they have a lot going on, but are heading in new directions or successfully navigating big transitions.

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Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Substance Misuse
  • ADHD
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues

Brittany BAker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-S), Founder

As a seasoned therapist and founder of Nix Baker Wellness and Therapy, I am passionate about building a safe, supportive, individualized, and meaningful experience for clients. I want you to feel seen and understood. Therapy starts with creating a strong relationship, continues with building skills that work for your life and meet your needs, and evolves by integrating your past and present to recognize patterns in your life to create lasting positive change.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an integrative therapist with over 10 years of experience. I draw from different modalities to create individualized treatment plans for each client. My expertise includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Emotion Focus Therapy (EFT), Attachment Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), Executive Functioning Coaching, and Strength Based Therapy.

I have extensive experience working with diverse groups of people struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, traumatic events, life transitions, substance misuse/abuse, parenting issues, and relationship challenges. I attended the University of Texas (UT) as an undergraduate and completed the Master of Social Work Program at the University of Southern California (USC). I received clinical training and employment at high-quality teaching medical facilities in the Houston Area, including Memorial Herman, Texas children's Hospital, and UT Physician's Psychiatry Department. I am a board-approved clinical supervisor for budding clinical social workers in Texas and Illinois, and I provide consultation for other clinicians on tough cases in their own practice.

I am a Texas girl transplanted to the midwest, still learning to survive the winters! I am a mom (human babies and fur babies), a wife, a daughter, a friend and a professional. I, too, work every day to balance it all, find meaning, and shake off the endless to-do list. In my spare time, you will find me outdoors (preferably in the heat) running or exploring a trail. If not outside, I will dream up new recipes, exercise, play silly games with my two girls, or have a good laugh with my husband.

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In-person and Telehealth services available in Illinois.

Telehealth available in Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas.

222 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 300B
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone: (847) 916-8951

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