About Pamela Baker
Pamela Baker grew up in a small rural town in Essex County. Throughout the development of her career, Pamela’s desire to aid and empower people grew. A graduate of Kingsville District High School, Pamela attended the University of Windsor completing a double-honours major in Criminology and Sociology. Upon completion of these degrees, Pamela was fortunate enough to have worked with a significant range of vulnerable populations, gaining valuable holistic clinical experiences using strength-based, trans-disciplinary and anti-oppressive approaches before attending the University of Windsor’s Working Professional Degree for Masters in Social Work. Pamela was accepted to the program due to her extensive background working with children, adolescents, individuals, groups, and families representative of exceptionalities, social, emotional, cognitive difficulties and/or mental illnesses, dual diagnosis, addiction challenges and concurrent disorders. Since the completion of her Masters of Social Work, she is currently a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#820417) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (#2180).
Throughout her career, Pamela has learned to critically assess effectively, utilize crisis intervention skills and sharpen compassionate therapeutic counselling skills working with the following agencies in a number of different clinical counselling and social service roles: Windsor Essex Community Health Centre - Teen Health, Hope Place Women’s Treatment Centres, Catholic Children’s Aid Society Hamilton, Hamilton Alzheimer’s Society, Insight Enterprises, Children First, Victim Services Chatham-Kent, Canadian Mental Health Association, Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services, Community Living Essex County, Wallaceburg and Burlington.
Professional Highlights and Continuing Education available upon request.
Pamela currently works full-time at the Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre working with individuals with general mental health issues and substance abuse issues and continues to build her private practice on a part-time basis. Pamela is passionate about her work within the County of Essex.