As a licensed clinical psychologist, I help people of all ages learn more effective coping skills to deal with a variety of psychological and interpersonal problems in everyday life. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT), which is based on the concept that a person's feelings and behaviors are determined by their thoughts and interpretations of life events. Some examples of skills you may learn in therapy include identifying and challenging negative thoughts, learning relaxation techniques, changing ineffective behavior patterns, and practicing assertive communication. People often find that having a supportive person to talk to - with a different perspective than their own - can be quite helpful. I try to address the "whole person" and use a variety of approaches to best fit each individual's needs. Because emotional health and physical health are interconnected, dealing with stress and other difficult situations more effectively can enhance your overall happiness and well-being. I enjoy working with people on their goals and seeing positive changes that they are able to make in their lives through psychotherapy.
I specialize in treating:
In addition to psychotherapy, I provide various types of psychological assessments, such as bariatric surgery evaluations and intelligence testing for entry into advanced/accelerated school programs.
I have been providing professional psychological services in various capacities for over 15 years in the tri-cities area. Prior to going into private practice, I have worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health agencies as well as hospital settings. I have also consulted with area pain clinics, diabetic treatment programs, and school districts for testing and therapy needs.
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Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1999) at Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Predoctoral Psychology Internship (1997) at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Detroit, Michigan
Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (1994) at Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Bachelors degree in Psychology (1991) at University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Fully Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan
Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Resources and Links:
American Psychological Association www.apa.org/helpcenter
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Dr. Baskind's Hours:
Monday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm