Dale A. Baker, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist - La Jolla
California Psychology License # PSY 9693
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 201, La Jolla, California 92037
Couples - Individuals - Families
Couples, Individuals, Family
How Psychology Helps
Those who come through my office door are trying to find the underlying causes that prevent them from enjoying full, happy and productive lives. Psychology helps them achieve that goal.
Therapy has been called the talking cure. It works because it provides a structured way to gain insight into the roots and self-behaviors that get in the way of healthy relationships and resolving personal problems. Most people in therapy are focused on resolving relationship issues or situational stress. Much of my work involves helping individuals and couples build loving relationships with close friends and family members. Frequently I help people resolve workplace problems. I also see teens with behavior problems and strive to help them improve their relationships with their parents.
People also come to me because they are troubled by anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, bi-polar disorders, trauma, and identity disorders. Usually, I am able to help people with difficult circumstances reduce their troubling symptoms and improve the quality of their lives. Anxiety, stress and depression, for example, are very treatable during therapy. Worry, fatigue, low self-esteem and sleepless nights often become a thing of the past.