“I’m not a therapist, I’m a coach,” explains Baker. “I want to help people maintain their relationships before they get into a crisis. I create fun, short playful exercises — e.g. asking a couple to draw themselves as animals to help them communicate about who they are, and better understand all their idiosyncrasies.”
According to her, the pandemic lockdowns are one of the reasons that people have reevaluated their relationships. “Before that people could co-exist like passing ships in the night, then they were suddenly confronted by the state of their relationship,” she says. “I think it brought home the importance of taking care of our partnerships.” She also speaks to people whose relationships struggled under the strain of the lockdowns.