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Deanna Baker(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York
Trauma-Anxiety-Spirituality-Self-care-Life transitions-Women's issues-
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Professional statement

Deanna Baker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York City who works with clients for trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, 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 EMDR, 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. I am also trained in EMDR and specialize in complex trauma. Together we will use creative tools to set therapeutic goals, explore areas of growth, and process subconscious thought. Let's 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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice
Services for the Underserved

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




Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

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


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200
  • Initial session:$200 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week