Kelley Baker has counseled individuals and families in the Austin area since 1994. She was educated at Texas State University, where she earned a B.A. degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance. After completion of her Master’s Degree, she worked for two years in a residential center for adolescent girls as an individual and family counselor.

She traveled to India for spiritual study during 1995 and also started her doctorate training at the University of Texas at Austin. While studying at UT, she completed a Master’s Degree in Program Evaluation and a Ph.D. in Developmental, Social, and Personality Psychology.

Dr. Baker has been licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Texas since 1994. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology, Human Development and counseling at Austin Community College and Texas State University.

Dr. Baker has specialized in providing mental health services to families during divorce and post divorce since 2002.  She has completed of 190 hours of specialized training for mental health professionals working with families of divorce and alienation. She has worked with over 300 cases since beginning her private practice and provided testimony throughout central Texas.


  • Baker, K., & Hammel, J. (In Press 2021). Beyond the gender paradigm: A legal primer on evidence-based criminal justice and family court approaches to intimate partner violence. Chapter --Custody and intervention recommendations in family law cases: A gender-inclusive framework. Oxford Press.
  •  Baker, K. & Eichler, A. (in press 2021).  Litigator’s Handbook on Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology. Lorandos, D. [Ed.], Egan, Minnesota, West Group. 3 Volumes - Forty-Four Contributing Authors from Five Countries. Chapter 21 – Child Protection.
  • Baker, K., (2021). Resistance: What does it mean and who is to blame Part I & Part II. National Parents Organization, January, 13 and 14, 2021.