Nicole R.H. Baker, M.S., LAMFT

Creative Arts Psychotherapist/Clinic Owner

Nicole graduated from Saint Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2000, and received her Master of Science in 2002 also from Saint Cloud State University.  Nicole is a PhD candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University.

Nicole has been intensively trained in Sand Tray Therapy, Experiential Play Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, and Filial Therapy.  Nicole has also completed the Certified Mediation Skills Training through St. Cloud State University and has been trained in DC 0-5; the diagnostic criteria for children ages 0 – 5.  Nicole is also trained as a Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE).

Nicole began her career as a Therapist in a residential treatment center and was promoted to a Clinical Supervisor.  During the five years she worked in residential treatment, she continuously worked to develop and implement new and innovative therapy techniques into the treatment milieu.

Nicole engages in public speaking at local, state and national conferences; offering trainings in play therapy, sex offender treatment, sand tray therapy, infant trauma and prevention, and self-improvement.

Nicole is a professional member of the Association for Play Therapy and the Minnesota Association for Play Therapy.  She is the Past-President on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Association for Play Therapy, and chaired the Grant Writing/Fundraising Committee during her term.  Nicole is the past Chair of the Sherburne County Safe Child Council, and is a professional member of the Minnesota Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health.  Nicole is the Past-Chair of the NICU Community Board of Directors in St. Cloud, MN.  Nicole is a professional member of the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts.