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WELCOME

I want to know things and hold them loosely

 
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HELLO AND WELCOME!

Hello and welcome! My name is Annecy Baez, and I am a trauma informed, focusing oriented schema therapist, educator, and writer.  For the past thirty years, I have provided therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. My work is grounded in trauma-informed healing-oriented, body-centered, and anti-oppressive practices.  I integrate expressive arts, particularly therapeutic writing,  dreamwork,  bibliotherapy/poetry therapy, visual journaling, and SoulCollage.


I care deeply about my clients and their wellbeing, and I will support you by providing psychotherapy services suited to your present needs. It is my hope that our work together will support you. I welcome you here and look forward to meeting you.


Dr. Annecy Baez
(914) 920-2393

 

"As you read these words, be present with whatever comes. Take a deep breath and listen deeply and then, ask yourself, “How am I doing, right now?” and breath, in and out, and then ask yourself, “What needs my attention?”  again, breathe, and allow whatever comes up to come. It can be a word, an image, or a memory, a thought, or a body sensation. Keep it company with curiosity.  Being present, aware, and listening deeply is at the core of Mindful Practice."

Annecy Baez, Ph.D.

 

SERVICES 

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

I care deeply about my clients and their wellbeing and provide services suited to their presenting needs. My approach is supportive, compassionate, and trauma-informed. I integrate creative coping strategies, mindfulness, and somatic approaches, and  I focus on attuning to both the cognitive and emotional experiences of my clients. I draw from body-centered therapies that teach us that we are all wired for growth and healing.

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FAMILY & COUPLES COUNSELING

I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) culturally sensitive trauma-informed psychotherapist who draws from the Bowen Family Systems therapeutic perspective.  With couples, I use the Prepare-Enrich online inventory (40-60 min) in English and Spanish. A Prepare-Enrich program is a useful tool for premarital, cohabitating, and married couples to identify areas of strength. I am trained in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy but draw from techniques from other approaches to couples therapy. I provide psychoeducational classes on creating your genogram to increase knowledge about your family and patterns. To learn more please this article by Jenny Brown,"How our family of origin affects us AND how we affect each family member" 

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 EXPRESSIVE ARTS

I integrate expressive arts in my psychotherapy practice as a creative method to cope with life challenges and support your growth. Expressive arts therapies used vary depending on your needs, but they include therapeutic journaling, and writing, visual art journaling as well  Bibliotherapy/Poetry therapy,  a therapeutic modality that involves the reading of poetry, or a specific narrative or story with the purpose of growth and healing.  I also provide clinical Bibliotherapy, the use of therapy books for therapeutic support, see events.  

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"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

Victor Frankl

 
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COST OF SERVICE AND SCHEDULING

Cost of Services

I accept insurance, but you are responsible for the co-pay. I accept the following insurances:

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna

  • Beacon

  • EmblemHealth

  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield

  • GHI

  • MVP Health Care

  • Optum

  • POMCO

  • UMR

  • UnitedHealthcare

  • Out of Network

Please call your insurance to make sure that I am part of your in network or out of network.

If I do not accept insurance, I will provide you with an invoice statement of services as evidence of your payment. Please call your insurance company to find out if they cover out-of-network providers. If they do, I will provide you with an invoice that you can send directly to your insurance for reimbursement. You may also be able to apply your employer’s “flex spending plan”, applying pre-tax dollars to therapy costs, or claim the therapy costs as a tax deduction.

I do not provide custody evaluation or recommendations,  medication nor legal advice, as these activities do not fall within the scope of my practice.

To schedule a free phone consultation please call me at 914-920-2393.  After scheduling the phone session, and if you agree to work with me, you will receive an invitation to register to my secure client portal to complete all forms and schedule future appointments.

Annecy Baez, Ph.D.

Mindful Practice
18 Old Post Road South
Croton On Hudson, New York 10520
(914) 920-2393

 
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I am very aware of time.  Not everyone calling for psychotherapy services is interested in long term psychological change of life patterns, for this reason, I offer single session consultation, or a mini commitment of 4-6 session or extended therapy sessions of 12 to more sessions. If more is needed, we review goals and recontract for a number of sessions with a future review.  


Here are some steps and questions to guide you as to the quality of the work we will be doing. Even if you never call me, I hope these questions open up space to begin the process of self care and attention to what needs to be attended to.  You may want to find a notebook or journal and write the answers to these questions, this is a self reflective practice very similar to what I would ask of you during our work together. In our first session,  I want to know who you are and what you need, what you hope from coming to see me. Here are some questions I ask throughout our work starting with the first session.


Step 1: Making Contact – Ask yourself:

Who am I and Where am I right now?

I am a visiting or do I want to stay longer?

What commitment am I willing to make?


Step 2: Creating a commitment 

What do you require of me professionally?

What do I ask of you as a client?

Are you willing?  Are you ready?

Step 3: What are your hopes?

What do you hope to gain?

What was your previous experience with therapy and counseling?

What do you fear?

How will you stop yourself from getting what you want?

Step 4: Telling “the story” 

What brought you here now?

Where have you been?

How was it for you then?


Step 5: The theme of your life

What keeps happening again and again?

If there is a life pattern, how was it learnt?

What do you need to re-learn?

So, what work is needed now?

Are you willing? Are you ready?


Step 6: Reviewing the commitment: What’s Next?

Shall we continue?

What are the alternative?  

Have  the goals  changed? 

How shall we work together now?

To schedule a free phone consultation please call me at 914-920-2393.  After scheduling the phone session, and if you agree to work with me, you will receive an invitation to register to my secure client portal to complete all forms and schedule future appointments.


Annecy Baez, Ph.D.
18 Old Post Road South
Croton On Hudson, New York 10520
(914) 920-2393

 

"I will never abandon you as long as you need me. In return for that, I want you to join me in partnership to make me obsolete as soon as possible.

A. N. Cummings 

in Wilson, J. E. (1996). Time Conscious Psychological Therapy

 

REGISTER HERE

Secure Client Site

After an initial brief phone consult, and if agreeing to be in psychotherapy with me, I will ask you to register at counsol.com by going to my secure client portal, there you will be able to complete all of the recommended  forms. Please click the link.


Después de una breve consulta telefónica inicial, y si acepta estar en terapia  conmigo, le pediré que se registre en Counsol llendo a  mi portal seguro para los clientes mios. Allí podrá completar todos sus formularios recommendado. Por favor haga "click" en "portal seguro" destacado arriba en azul para trasportarle al portal. Gracias. 


Cost of Service and Insurance:

I accept insurance, but you are responsible for the co-pay. Insurances accepted are Beacon Health,  Oxford, Optum/United Health Care, Aetna, and others. Please call your insurance to make sure that I am part of your in-network or out of network. If I do not accept your insurance, I will provide you with an invoice statement of services as evidence of your payment.


Do call your insurance company to find out if they cover out-of-network providers. If they do, I will provide you with an invoice that you can send directly to your insurance for reimbursement. You may also be able to apply your employer’s “flex spending plan”, applying pre-tax dollars to therapy costs, or claim the therapy costs as a tax deduction.


Scheduling:

After scheduling the first  phone session, and if you agree to work with me, you will receive an invitation to register to my secure client portal to complete all forms and schedule future appointments. After our first few sessions, I will be able to offer you some impressions of what our work could include based on how I understand your goals and needs.  I can also provide referrals to other resources that may be helpful to you and complementary to the work we are doing, but some times another more intensive therapeutic intervention may be best.   Please note that  I do not provide either custody evaluation or recommendations,  medication nor legal advice, as these activities do not fall within the scope of my practice.


Contact me:

With mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion I provide a safe place, free of judgment where you can share openly and honestly. It is my hope that our work together will support your healing, and enable you to move forward on your life journey. I welcome you here and look forward to meeting you. To schedule a fifteen-minute free phone consultation, please contact me. I look forward to speaking with you.

Dr. Annecy Baez
(914) 920-2393


 
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GET TO KNOW ME

Hello and welcome! My name is Annecy Baez, and I am a trauma-informed, focusing-oriented schema therapist, educator, and writer. I have been practicing psychotherapy for more than thirty years, providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and their families in diverse inpatient, and outpatient settings, college mental health settings, and private practice.


My work is grounded in trauma-informed healing-oriented, body-centered, and anti-oppressive practices.  I integrate expressive arts, particularly therapeutic writing,  dreamwork,  bibliotherapy/poetry therapy, visual journaling, and SoulCollage. I have trained in various evidence-based psychotherapies, such as Schema Therapy,  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Focusing and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). A lifelong learner, I draw from new developing theories in attachment, emotion, neuroscience, and body-based experiential therapies as well as acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches.

I have trained in integrative body-centered, trauma-informed approaches that focus on attuning to both the cognitive and emotional experiences of clients. I draw upon various psychological approaches according to the problem presented and my assessment of what may best benefit you.  Sometimes more than one approach can be helpful in dealing with a certain situation.

I am a lifelong learner interested in integrative body-centered, trauma-informed approaches that focus on attuning to both the cognitive and emotional experiences of clients. My interest in trauma, attachment, emotion, and body-based experiential therapies has led me to receive further training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I have also received training from Sloan Kettering on Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy. and on Complicated Grief from the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.

I provide psycho-educational workshop on many of these theories: An Introduction to Focusing (El Focusing, La Pausa), Awareness, Courage, and Love (ACL),  Introduction to Dreams (Significado de los sueños), and on  Schema Therapy, “Love me, Don’t Leave Me,” and “Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns,” and “Breaking Negative Thinking Patterns in Relationships,” In addition, I offer an  Introduction to Acceptance Commitment Therapy in Everyday Live (Acceptación y el Compromiso en la Vida Diaria, ACT)  and mindfulness meditation classes in Spanish, Meditacion al Alcance de Todos.


As a poet, a writer, I value the use of expressive arts for healing. I am a facilitator of   SoulCollage®  and of  A Window Between Worlds, to see upcoming offers please check my calendar of events. 

My approach is supportive, compassionate, and trauma-informed. I incorporate creative coping strategies in my therapeutic work. I integrate creative coping strategies, expressive arts, mindfulness, and somatic approaches. I draw from experiential and body-centered therapies that teach us that we are all wired for growth and healing. With mindfulness and acceptance, I provide a safe place, free of judgment where you can share openly and honestly. It is my hope that our work together will support you. I welcome you here and look forward to meeting you.

 
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CONTACT ME

Online Sessions available

18 Old Pot Rd. South
Croton on Hudson, New York 10520

(914) 920-2393

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