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 most recently 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, o 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, and a writer, I value the use of creative arts for healing. I am a facilitator of   SoulCollage®  and  A Window Between Worlds Facilitator, 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.