Deanna Baker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City who works with clients for life transitions, anxiety, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+ issues, and spirituality concerns and curiosity.
When clients visit Deanna, they are often facing the aftermath of a significant transition – such as ending a relationship or shifting gears in their professional life. They may find the stress or anxiety that accompanies the change is more significant than they’d anticipated. Other clients are looking to push back against recurring patterns or self-limiting beliefs they have absorbed from previous experiences and relationships, in order to effect more positive change in their own lives.
Deanna uses a blend of treatment approaches, including positive psychology and strengths-based therapy, to help her clients prioritize self-care in their everyday lives. She understands that therapy is fundamentally a highly individualized process, and she looks forward to working with you on your journey.
Spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Self-care - Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy self-care and stress management skills
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Women's issues - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
LGBTQIA - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Deanna Baker is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Services for the Underserved, 2016 - 2020
Hunter College, MSEd, 2016
SUNY New Paltz, BA, 2013