Welcome to the website of Dr James Baker, an adult and child psychiatrist in Plano, Texas.

Dr Baker has over thirty years of experience as a psychiatrist caring for children, adolescents and adults with mental health challenges.  He knows how to provide compassionate and confidential psychiatric care.

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 You can also securely send a message to Dr Baker.


Dr Baker is a psychiatrist in Plano, Texas who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, teen and adults. His practice is currently limited to the following mental and behavioral health conditions:

Teen and Adult Depression

Child, Teen and Adult Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, panic & PTSD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) — Children and Teens only

Challenging Behaviors in Children/Teens along the Autism Spectrum

About Dr Baker

Dr Baker with 40-year partner, Janet, and their daughter, Dr Sarah Baker

Dr Baker is board-certified in general psychiatry and also in child psychiatry. He has over thirty years of experience.  In addition to serving his patients, he has also served as: 

      • Associate Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School
      • Chief psychiatrist for the Texas state mental health system
      • Chief executive officer for the Dallas County mental health system
      • Consulting psychiatrist to the University of Texas Athletics Department


FIRST-TIME EVALUATION:  At a first visit, Dr Baker will review your full medical and family history. During this session, your reasons for seeking treatment will be discussed in depth.  Treatment options will be provided.  Then, Dr Baker and you will work together on a treatment plan, including medications and/or psychotherapy, that makes sense to you.  You should plan for an appointment to last up to 45 minutes to an hour.  Fee: $360

 ROUTINE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT FOLLOW-UP:   Working with Dr Baker often is an ongoing relationship.  He will use these follow-up visits to address the effectiveness of your medications. Your symptoms will be reviewed and any appropriate changes to your medication will be made.  The frequency of these appointments will depend upon the condition being treated, the medications prescribed and your progress.  You should plan for an appointment to last up to 15 minutes or so.   Fee: $120

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT WITH RE-EVALUATION:  If your progress is not as you hoped, or if medication side effects are impeding your improvement, Dr Baker may want to spend somewhat more time with you to decide a next course of action.  You should plan for an appointment to last up to half-an-hour or so.  Fee:  $240

OTHER FEES: You may also be charged at similar rates for other services that Dr Baker provides on your behalf, such as completing medication authorization forms.

ABOUT INSURANCE:  Please keep in mind that you will pay for Dr Baker’s services in full. If you wish to file with your insurance, Dr Baker would be considered “out-of-network.” If you decide to submit an insurance claim, Dr Baker is happy to provide you with any needed information.

DR BAKER USES SQUARE TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS: You may make a payment by choosing one of the links below. You may also pay by check or credit card at the time of your appointment.

Click here to pay for a First-Time Evaluation

Click here to pay for a Routine Medications Management Follow-up

Click here to pay for a Medication Management with Re-evaluation

(Square is HIPAA-compliant)

Make an Appointment

Dr Baker is pleased to offer online scheduling. Or you may also send a text message or use our contact form to ask for an appointment.

For online appointments, enter the service type and the date and time you have in mind below, and we will email a confirmation to you as soon as possible.

Dr Baker is currently booking first-time evaluations in: April 2020

Send Dr Baker a Message

When you communicate with Dr. Baker using this online form, the information you share over the internet is secure and HIPAA compliant.

You may also send Dr Baker a text message using our phone number, but please remember that there may be risks in communicating personal information in this way.  (For confidential texting, Dr Baker uses OhMD.)

You are welcome to contact Dr Baker directly to:

– inquire about services, if you are a new patient

– ask a question, if you are an established patient