Awareness. Insight. Healing.

Serving the area for over 20 years.


Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW

I believe that all people have the ability to change, grow and heal. I hope to provide you with a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, where you will feel comfortable to process your concerns and meet your goals to have a more fulfilling life. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years and my passion for the work I do runs very deep.

As a Therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker coming to Maine by way of Mass, D.C., and Arizona. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from American University in Washington D.C., with a Minor in Criminal Justice. I then moved to Arizona where I obtained my Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University, along with a Graduate Certificate in the Assessment of Integrative Health Modalities.

My clinical experience includes working for ten years in various roles as a case manager, child and family therapist, trauma therapist and clinical coordinator. I have worked in agencies, on Native American reservations and currently in my private practice. I work with children starting at age 4, adolescents and adults and with individuals, couples and families.

As a trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Certified EMDR therapist, my goal is to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you can gain awareness into your past and present struggles. I specialize in helping clients process a variety of traumatic and difficult experiences that cause people to feel stuck in their daily life. Together we can work on developing your inner strengths, resolving current conflicts and help you reach new insights about your life.

I use a solution-focused approach integrated with various modalities into my work to provide you with the most effective services. I am trained in and use a variety of therapeutic modalities including DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, and EMDR. My areas of expertise include trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues.

As a Collaborative Divorce Facilitator/Coach

As a Collaborative Divorce Coach my goal is to help support you and your partner through the divorce process. I work as part of the team to help clients have a successful and respectful divorce. I use techniques to help clients managing emotional distress, teach clients coping skills to improve their lives, help clients to identify values, help prepare clients for settlement meetings, and help clients develop communication skills to use in the process and long after the divorce has ended.

As part of the team, it is my role to help facilitate team discussions and meetings. I will help assist in clearing up miscommunications as they might arise in the divorce process. I can assist you and your partner in developing effective and healthy co-parenting skills and set up a parenting plan.

I believe the Collaborative Approach to divorce is not only effective but a healthy approach to a difficult situation. I use techniques and methods obtained through specialized training in conflict resolution, emotional containment, couples communication, family dynamics, child development, and co-parenting techniques in order to be able to be a part of this process.


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Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • EMDRIA Certified Therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
  • National Association of Social Workers

  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • National Center for Crisis Management
  • Maine Collaborative Law Alliance

Accepted Insurance

  • APS Healthcare
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Maine Community Health Options
  • Martins Point

  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Health Care
  • Out of Network
  • Private Pay

At Inner Awakenings Counseling my goal is to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you can gain awareness into your past and present struggles. Where together we can work on developing your inner strength, process negative events that impact you, develop skills and help you reach new insights about your life. All of this to reach the ultimate goal of healing, however, that looks for you, to have a more fulfilling life.

The life that you deserve. I look forward to working with you on your journey.