After serving in the U.S. Army for nine years as a Military Police Officer; I feel that I am aware of such qualities as "Duty, Honor, Commitment to Comrade and Country". These are qualities that I lost touch with following my Honorable Medical Discharge from the armed services. The military was my true family, and losing it as abrubtly as I did left me without direction, angry, alienated and bitter toward the outside world. While serviing in the military I suffered a 'closed head injury', leading to a 'seizure condition' and 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)'. These conditions led me through a divorce, several job changes, incidents of verbal and physical assault that in hindsight, should have landed me a nice stretch in someones penetentiary. All this occurring while I was in the care of the Veteran's Administration (VA). I know that it was God that led me to Touchstone Counseling; because since I have been under the care of Dr. Baker I have experienced a true miracle in the way I am now living my life. She will deny every word of praise that I might heap upon her, as well as other members of Touchstone, in the part that they have played in the healing direction that my life is progressing in now. However, I cannot place enough emphasis on the fact that Dr. Baker has literally turned my life around with her ability to diagnose as well as treat the 'HEART' of my mental problems. I think it is precisely Dr. Baker who is making me well again with her unique abilities of both 'truth' and 'frankness'. In every session in which we meet I feel that I have made strong gains now in reentering the society; fighting against the institutional mentality that I had before. Our sessions can be very intense, often requiring the same disciplines in willpower and mental exercise that rivals the physical exertions that were required during my military service. It is in this regard that Dr. Baker is helping me to realize that "Duty, Honor, Commitment to Friends and Country" does exist outside of the military; you just have to be willing to understand the civilian perspective will always be different, but that difference may not always be bad. I would also like to mention that Dr. Baker has further given me another key to a more successful life in her diagnosis of my 'Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)'. Finding out that you have ADD when you are 48 years old is sort of like following "Alice" down the "rabbit hole", but Dr. Baker has been there with me every step of the journey to function and cope, sometimes leading; but mostly allowing me to find the best way to resolve life situations in a more stable and nuturing manner. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND "Touchstone Counseling" to anyone who thinks they (and you don't have to be crazy to think this!!!) might need a little help just leveling things out in their head. Or maybe a person is so confused that they might think of hurting themselves, or perhaps others. I can speak from experience in telling anyone that is reading this - see the kind and understanding people at "Touchstone" and let Dr. Baker and her staff help through whatever crisis and mental pain you may be experiencing. In closing I would like to say that I rate this business with 5 stars... But more importantly I would like to thank Dr. Baker herself for all the kindness and generosity that she has shown me as well my family. Scott M.
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I would definately recommend Touchstone for anyone. This place is very warm and comfortable and i will use the word healing as far as that goes. It's not just the building , it's the doctors and all the other people who run this place and work there. Touchstone and more specifically the therapist that my kids and i have seen off and on over a period of time, has walked with my family and i through desperate times in our lives. When it was or is needed she walkes in front of me to lead me,and all other times, she's right by my side. She is always there for me to come back to when i don't know what to do, when i'm at such a loss, and even when i feel good, I am amazed at these people and their generousity. I know in my heart that God brought us to Touchstone so long ago, and i know they will always be there. If i never went back, i am forever grateful for the unspeakable amount of knowledge they have given me and for their incredible family. So if you need professionalism, personalism, super caring , and the utmost repect, and you just need help, you won't find a better place, or a better group of people. I gave myself the best and so should you.
I just wanted to put my in put and I couldn't justice in words what Dr. Baker has done for me. I have been with her Five years and I would travel from where ever I end up to come and see her. She helped me through the worst of times and she has helped my sister go through losing touch with our mother at the young age of 13. She see's you through and makes sure you come out on top. There are no words in my head that could explain the amount of graditude that I have for her. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Dr. Baker. You are truely amazing and blessed we are to have you and your staff.