Timothy Baima, Ph.D.

Timothy Baima
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Phone Number: 

(650) 417-2014 


Clinical Training Director for the master's program in counseling for North America at Palo Alto University

Faculty Program(s): 

M.A. Counseling

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Family therapy; child/adolescent therapy; violence prevention and intervention; issues related to poverty; trauma, loss and oppression; home-based therapy.


Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Syracuse University (2008)
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant International University (2004)
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Davis (1995)


Timothy Baima, Ph.D., is the clinical training director for the master's program in counseling for North America at Palo Alto University.  Dr. Baima received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University, his MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in San Diego, and his BA in Psychology from UC Davis. Dr. Baima’s clinical work has focused on providing home-based individual, couple and family therapy in economically disadvantaged communities. Dr. Baima draws upon a variety of therapeutic models to examine the intersections of loss, trauma, oppression and interpersonal relationships. He has worked with the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program in Syracuse, NY, and The Family Institute of Pinole in Pinole, CA.

Dr. Baima currently sees clients in private practice and contracts with community-based mental health programs. In addition to clinical practice, his passion for the field of marriage and family therapy led him to become a professor at Palo Alto University. He is also a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

In his free time he enjoys swing dancing, live music, trying new food, hiking, mountain biking, surfing, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. Currently, his favorite creative outlet is attempting to master the voices of all the Harry Potter characters as he reads the books to his nephew.

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