Dana Baker


Dana Baker, MS, LPC, NCC, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Honors Psychology and Sociology at Eastern Illinois University. Dana also completed her Master’s Degree at Eastern Illinois University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dana exhibits a natural sense of compassion and empathy, and is passionate about helping individuals instill positive change in their lives. 

Dana’s clinical experience has been with children, adolescents and young adults with varying diagnoses. She utilizes an integrated therapeutic approach with her clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR approaches, and Client-Centered Therapy. Dana also has a background working with clients individually and in group settings in residential, inpatient and outpatient treatment centers.  Dana believes that healing begins with a strong foundation and is an important factor in facilitating change.  She provides a warm, inviting space where individuals feel accepted, supported, listened to, and safe.

At Ascend, Dana provides individual psychotherapy and facilitates Intensive Outpatient Program Services. She specializes in populations of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem struggles, trauma, self-harm, and other mental health conditions.