Susan Baker

M.Ed., LPC, NCC, EMDR Therapist, Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach

Welcome. I am glad you found us!

About me…

I’m Susan Baker, Principal Therapist and Owner of Motivations Counseling.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor in private practice in Sugar Land, Texas. My practice offers psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families. This includes the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

People who contact us are usually doing so because they are experiencing difficulty in their personal relationships or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety. By the time people contact me they have usually been in distress for a long time. They want relief, they want answers and they don’t want to feel judged.

I have experience working with clients on a range of issues and life situations, including:

  • Transitions
  • Women’s Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Aging Issues
  • Individuals Questioning Their Sexuality
  • Parents Coping With Developmentally-delayed Children
  • EMDR


Susan Baker, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CART
Susan's Office

I also lead support groups for parents of autistic children and have been a guest speaker in numerous graduate and undergraduate classes at Houston Baptist University and University of Houston, Sugar Land.  Topics include: understanding and treating autism, and helping the family cope with a diagnosis.

My approach to counseling…

I believe in the importance of personal growth and that your thoughts impact both feelings and behaviors. When we work on your thinking, your feelings and behaviors will change.

The psychotherapy relationship is one that is based on trust and understanding, which is imperative for healing to take place. The nature of our relationship will be a collaborative one where you and I will work together to accomplish your goals.

I use an integrated counseling approach that combines Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Person Centered Counseling. Our relationship is based on unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence.

On the personal side…

I’ve been married for over twenty-eight years and am a mother of two: an adult and a teenager. I’m a long-time Houstonian (over forty years), most of that time having lived in both the Clear Lake and Sugar Land areas. I have been a resident of Sugar Land for the past twenty-one years.

How to reach me…

Please contact me for a free 10-minute phone consultation so you can decide whether my psychotherapeutic approach and experience would be the right fit for your needs.

Phone: (281) 858-3001
Form: Contact Us

My credentials…

Master of Education in Community Counseling, University of Houston, Victoria

Texas Licensed Professional Counselor, License #73957
National Certified Counselor, Certificate #668258
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, Certificate #2524-5718
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach, Certificate #2179026162
Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist, Certificate #Q117895449

Professional Affiliations
Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
EMDR International Association

Psychotherapy Services I provide…