"Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all…"
- Emily Dickinson
Baylee Hutchison, LMSW (She/Her/Hers)
Hi there, I’m Baylee! I am a recent graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Social Work where I obtained my LMSW with a focus in clinical practice. My background includes extensive work with children, and also crisis intervention work. I have a deep passion for mental health and love working with women and girls to incorporate empowerment and self-love into their daily lives. As human beings, we are hardwired to crave connection and interaction with others which is why learning about healthy relationships (with both friends and romantic partners) is such an important topic to me. I love helping others identify the needs they deserve in a relationship and growing their advocating skills to obtain them.
I Tend to utilize a holistic approach with clients, which focuses on an individual’s body, mind, and spirit. This approach allows me to look at my clients as a whole, rather than a person with an illness or issue. I cherish all my client-therapist relationships and always strive to build a safe, trusting, and comfortable environment for my patients. A mantra I like to abide by is that the client is the expert on their own situation, and as a therapist it is my job to listen and collaborate with them to address their needs.
A little bit more about me--
Groups I vibe with: --
Women & girls, trauma survivors, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence/Teen Dating Violence survivors, neurodivergent populations, BIPOC allied, LGBTQIA+ allied
Masters of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work
Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Science from York College of Pennsylvania, concentration in Human Services
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
Fun facts --
Reality tv and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are my most guilty pleasures
I am the oldest of five daughters!
I have a French bulldog named Kiwi that is my support animal, and best friend.
Traveling makes me the happiest. I love exploring new places and cultures. I have been lucky enough to work with children in a few different countries including India and Ireland. I’m currently planning a trip to Japan next summer 🙂