Vanessa Baker

Founder & Clinical Psychologist

Available Wednesday, 

Thursday & Saturday

Vanessa is a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families experiencing a wide range of challenges. She has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Vanessa has experience conducting gold standard autism assessments using the ADOS-2 and ADI-R. 


Vanessa has worked with young people and families across a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, university clinics, community centres, residential settings, and private practice. She has previously worked with the Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) within Northern Sydney.

Vanessa has worked within research teams at Liverpool Hospital and the University of New South Wales. Areas of research included evaluating transition to school guidelines for children with ASD, contributing to the Australian Autism Biobank, and evaluating resources designed to improve partner communication during pregnancy with the hope of mitigating post-natal anxiety and depression.


Vanessa is also a PsyBA approved supervisor for clinical psychology interns and registrars.


  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class I), University of Sydney 

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, University of Canberra

  • Certified Circle of Security Parenting® Facilitator

  • Certified PEERS® Social Skills for Young Adults Facilitator

  • Certified Tuning in to Teens® Facilitator

Professional Memberships

  • Full registration with Psychology Board of Australia

  • Member of Australian Psychology Society 

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Attachment Based Family Therapy

  • Systemic Family Therapy

  • Emotion Coaching

  • Circle of Security Parenting

  • PEERS Social Skills Training

Please note that Vanessa is not currently accepting new referrals.

Vanessa Baker



Kids in Mind Psychology

Tel: 0400 662 649

G 11, 177 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives NSW

Admin Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thurs 1.00-5.00pm

Sat 9.00-12.00pm

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