Deanna  Baker

Deanna Baker

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Updated October 23, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Spirituality
  • Anxiety
  • Self-care
  • Life transitions
  • Women's issues
  • LGBTQIA

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I am so happy that you are here because that means that you are taking the first steps towards emotional and spiritual well being. Perhaps your anxiety is becoming overwhelming, or you are facing a difficult life transition, or maybe even experiencing self esteem / body image challenges. Whatever your situation might be, I am here for you when you are ready to embark on this therapeutic journey. Therapy is a place for you to explore, experiment, and be your truest self. This might be the beginning of your journey towards self discovery.

I'm a holistic and eclectic counselor that specializes in positive psychology, strength based therapy, self care, and new age therapeutic techniques. Together we will use creative tools to set therapeutic goals, explore areas of growth, and process subconscious thought. Lets explore what modalities work best for you. Therapy is an individualized experience.

My office is a place for you to be you without fear of judgement. All are welcome. Lets collaborate to create the right therapeutic experience that will best support your wants and needs. Please feel free to reach out to see if we are a good fit. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I hope the universe guides our paths to cross.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Deanna Baker is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45-60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45-60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Services for the Underserved, 2016 - 2020

Hunter College, MSEd, 2016
SUNY New Paltz, BA, 2013


Languages

English