• New York University, BA
• Fordham University, SW
Ms. Maria Baxter holds a position as psychotherapist at Talkiatry. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has licensure in New York and Georgia. Ms. Baxter is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and Certified Anger Management Specialist. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Ms. Baxter has been practicing for 10 years. Ms. Baxter is certified in trauma therapy and anger management. She has been trained in play therapy, sand tray and activity-based mindfulness. Ms. Baxter integrates a myriad of therapies in her practice such as psychodynamic and solution focused therapy, CBT, DBT, supportive, strengths-based and mental health maintenance.
Ms. Baxter was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She received her bachelors at New York University and Master of Social Work at Fordham University. Ms. Baxter completed clinical internships at YAI, teaching pre-vocational and life skills in their work readiness program and Jacobi Medical Center, facilitating groups and individual therapy sessions in their outpatient psychiatry department. After receiving her MSW, she worked with the NY State Office of Mental Hygiene. Ms. Baxter worked at NYU Lutheran Medical Center’s inpatient behavioral health unit with the acutely mentally ill and dually diagnosed patients. She provided psychotherapy at several outpatient mental health facilities. Ms. Baxter moved to GA in 2016 and worked in a psychotherapy private practice.
Ms. Baxter is a licensed psychotherapist trained to help individuals with chronic psychiatric illnesses and behavioral issues. She worked with children (ages 5+), adolescents and adults dealing with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, family-related issues, relationships problems, work stress, difficulty adjusting to life changes and aging, anger problems, self-harm and chronic illnesses. Growing up in a diverse community helped her see the importance of being a culturally competent therapist which enhances quality of care. Therapy is a remarkable journey towards healing. Change does happen when you open yourself to it!