Practicing in the fields of social work, behavioral health, and mind-body wellness since 1997, Diana Baker, MSW, works with clients of all ages and in all stages of their personal and professional lives. Previously serving as an advocate for children and their families through the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, then as a school-based mental health counselor for elementary, middle, and high school students, Diana has an affinity for working with children, teens, and “adult children,” helping to build confident children and strong families in which each family member can reach his or her highest potential.
A little bit more about me…
Graduating from Florida State University in 1997, with a degree in neuroscience and the desire to be a voice for those who were not being heard, I entered into the field of social work at the age of twenty-three and have been working in various capacities in the field ever since.
Growing up with a parent who experienced mental health issues, I understood all too well the toll it takes on a child. As a child advocate, I intended to be a voice for children who did not have one, as I wished someone had been for me.
My career began in behavioral health care for children and adolescents, then as a child abuse investigator and case manager for the Department of Children and Families. I hit my stride as a coordinator for the Guardian ad Litem Program, a volunteer-based organization which recruits and trains child advocates from the surrounding community to represent children residing in foster care. With a passion for advocacy, I increased volunteer numbers by over 100 percent and represented over 350 children in dependency hearings during my time with GAL.
After becoming a Mom myself, I took a break from working full-time in child advocacy to spend time enjoying my sweet son. So, for a while, I became a full-time mom and a part-time social worker, instead of the other way around.
Returning to graduate school in 2014, I completed my clinical social work degree specializing in mental health counseling for children, teens, and “adult children,” those of us who are working to heal childhood wounds in order to be the best parents, partners, employees, and friends we can be.
Now, instead of focusing solely on child advocacy, I help children and their parents from all walks of life feel, function, and communicate better; teaching them the skills they need to access their own resiliency and strength, empowering them to be their own best advocates.
About our website-
Welcome to Good Mental Health.The intention for this website is to provide thought-provoking content on the subjects of mental wellness, intentional living, resiliency, and personal strength by focusing on compassionate self-awareness and the profound enlightenment that often accompanies it. You will find information, support, and resources related to healing past trauma in order to experience a happier, healthier, more effective life that we all desire.
My name is Diana, and I am the article writer and moderator for this website as well as the founder of the “Good Mental Health” Facebook Page. I am so glad you are here and that you are seeking what we provide: a growing community of smart, creative, outside-the-box thinkers ready to manifest the lives they desire by learning how to overcome old limitations and express their own creative gifts!
We work with analysts and artists; stay-at-home moms, and VPs. We work with anyone seeking to tap into the deep well of their own creative potential. We seek to identify and heal the old wounds which keep us stuck and move bravely into the light of our divine gifts.
We seek to help others- and ourselves- share those gifts with the world.
It is my sincere hope that these articles will help you to move past limitations like physical illness, mental suffering, self-sabotage, and creative blocks and move forward into the enormous goodness of your own divinely creative being.
Please take a look around and join us on this incredible journey!
Your future self awaits.
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