Dr. Annecy Baez


Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist

Certified Focusing Trainer


Personal Statement

I am a trauma informed focusing oriented psychotherapist, trainer, educator, and a 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.
I have trained in various evidence based psychotherapies, such as Solution Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT, REBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I have received training in mindfulness and acceptance based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment therapy with Steven Hayes (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zin and Saki Santorelli. My Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy practice has been influenced by my meditation practice, which has been strengthened through consistent study, daily practice and meditation retreats.

My interest in attachment, emotion, and body-based experiential therapies has led me to receive further training in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) both of these theories integrate Focusing. Presently, I am an Associate Professor at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work where I teach Clinical Social Work Practice.

I am a psychotherapist, a poet, a writer and value the use of expressive arts for healing. I provide groups and workshops on healing and writing, narrative medicine in social work practice, creative and visual journaling, as well as Narrative Medicine to inform the practice of caring professionals.

My approach is supportive, compassionate, and trauma-informed. I integrate somatic approaches and mindfulness. I draw from experiential and body-centered therapies that teach us that we are all wired for growth and healing.

I provide psycho-educational workshop on a variety of issues: An Introduction to Focusing (El Focusing, La Pausa), Dreams (Significado de los sueños), Narrative Medicine (La Narrativa como Medicina), and psycho-educational workshops on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT – La Terapia Cognitivo-Conductual), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (La “Terapia Dialéctica Conductual” cuyo acrónimo (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (Acceptación y el Compromiso ACT).


Office 1: 18 Old Post Road, Croton on Hudson, New York 10562

Public Contact Details:

telephone: (914) 920-2393

website: https://mindfulpractice.wordpress.com/

email: annecybaez@me.com

Languages: English/Spanish

Professional Details:

Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:

New York State Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker # 0343031-R
National Association of Social Worker # 881914887

Academic and training qualifications:

Ph.D. Clinical Social Work – New York University MA –Clinical Social Work – Hunter College BA –Psychology/Human Relations – Pace University
The International Focusing Institute

Focusing Institute – Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy Certification Charlotte Howorth, LCSW

EMDR Institute Inc. – Basic Training Level I & Level II

EMDRIA – Member

AEDP Institute – Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Immersion – Level 1 – Diana Fosha

New York City Emotionally Focused Therapy – Basic Externship – George Faller, LFMT

Cape Cod Institute – Acceptance Commitment Therapy -– Steven Hayes


Therapeutic services:

o  Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o  Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
o  Couple/Relationship therapy
o  Online/Skype sessions
o  Telephone sessions
o  Group or family therapy

Areas of special interest or advanced training:

Special interest include trauma, grief, loss and life transitions.


o I offer training groups to learn Focusing (open to the public)

o I offer individual sessions for people to learn Focusing (open to the public)

o I offer training in Focusing-oriented Therapy (for professionals)

o  I offer training for organizations and teams

o  Consultation and Supervision for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors

Details of these and any other services: