Text us at: (828) 827-7239 [email protected]

Erin Baker, MA, LCMHCA, NCC


“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.” Fred Rogers


Get in Touch

(Serving ages 13+)

Currently Offering:

In-Person Sessions (limited availability)


Walk & Talk Sessions

[email protected]

TEXT US: (828) 827-7239


My Story

Welcome! I’m Erin Baker, a clinical mental health counselor with Winter to Spring Wellness. I am originally from the Midwest, and after a decade of working in education and mental health organizations domestically and internationally, I came to find that counseling was what I wanted to do and felt truest to who I am. I have always come most alive in working alongside folks in the nitty-gritty of what matters to all of us- life and being human, in all its complexity. I graduated with my M.A. in clinical mental health counseling in 2022 and can honestly say I love what I do.

Both experience and research show therapy can be effective. I emphasize a relational-cultural approach to counseling which means safe exploration of patterns in how you show up with yourself and others is key; we all have our ways we’ve had to adapt and avoid to stay safe, but these strategies we’re often not even aware of frequently get in the way of our mental/emotional wellbeing and the authentic life we most want. I integrate a variety of tools (such as CBT, IFS, mindfulness, attachment and neuroscience, body-based, and trauma-informed modalities, to name a few) to suit your goals and preferences, but I’m doing my job if you notice a truer, safer, and more satisfying sense of awareness and connection to yourself and others in which you can manage your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with greater compassion, comfort, and regularity. . . basically that you expand your capacity to feel more like yourself more often in your life and relationships.

I am a research and training nerd. It’s important to me that I am an excellent professional for my clients, but at the heart of what I do is being a human in the room with you where you feel safe to see and process all of the parts of yourself and your world. Clients have described me as down-to-earth, warm, and secure, with plenty of room for honesty and humor in session. 

When I’m not working, you will find me out on a trail with my dogs, traveling and exploring, listening to live music, or spending time with family and friends. Connection, self-ownership, and wellness are lifelong journeys for all of us, and I’ll be honored to be invited into this part of yours.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that our sessions will stay private?
We are bound by law and ethics to keep everything you share with your therapist confidential. Winter to Spring Wellness is known as a “covered entity” under HIPAA, which means that we’re subject to all HIPAA rules and guidelines. This will be discussed with you in your first session in more detail.
Do you offer online sessions?
Absolutely. We offer both teletherapy sessions to clients who prefer online to in-person appointments. These sessions are offered in a HIPAA compliant video platform.
Does Winter to Spring Wellness accept insurance?
Yes, we do! We accept many major insurance plans, including Blue Cross, Anthem, Optum, United, Aetna. This can vary by the provider. To view what insurance plans your preferred clinician accepts, please view their profile page for more information.
What can I expect from my first session?
The initial session is the time for you to begin establishing rapport with your therapist. Furthermore, the initial session is where the therapist gathers vital information regarding the presenting concerns, goals, history and mental wellness. The allowed time frame for the initial visit is approximately 55-60 minutes.
Can I pick the therapist I would like to work with myself?
Absolutely! We want your sessions to be successful and will tailor them to your needs. You can review our provider profiles online, or you can give us a call, and we’ll offer guidance based on specialties and certifications.
How long do I have to be in therapy?
You don’t have to do anything! If you want to make meaningful changes to your life and relationships, the length of treatment is based on your needs and goals. Your therapist will work with you to identify a treatment plan that suits your timeline. We promise we won’t keep you for longer than needed.

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.

Mr. Rogers

Get in Touch

Currently offering:

Limited In-Person Sessions, Telehealth Sessions,    Walk & Talk Sessions [email protected]

TEXT: (828) 827-7239

Accepted Insurances BCBS & Aetna Private Pay

Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 9:00pm Saturday — 9:00am – 3:00pm Sunday — 9:00am – 3:00pm

28 Schenck Parkway, Ste. 200, Asheville, NC 28803