Anne Baker, MA, LMHC

I have over 10 years of experience working clinically with teens and young adults. My practice focuses on treating clients ages 12-25. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and school adjustment issues. Prior to entering private practice, I worked in high schools in eastern Massachusetts and the Capital District and have also worked as a clinician within the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts. Trained as an art therapist, I provide solution-focused treatment, utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques, and other theoretical approaches tailored to meet the needs of my clients. My areas of treatment specialization include depression, anxiety, acute and complex trauma, gender and sexuality concerns, ADHD and behavior management issues, and parent-child relationship and communication problems. I work in a very solution-focused way, with the goal of helping clients heal as quickly as they are able, because you've got more exciting things to do with your life than be in therapy.

I work to create an intentionally anti-racist, gender-and-sexuality affirming, neurodiversity-affirming body-positive space. I believe that my clients are the experts on their own experience, and my role is to help them explore and accept themselves as they are, while addressing and resolving thought and emotional patterns that are causing them distress. I have taken the Health At Every Size Pledge.

Education and Credentials

  • Lesley University, MA Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Art Therapy 2007

  • NY LMHC #004920

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative arts therapy
  • Solution-focused
  • Family therapy
  • Attachment Resiliency Competency (ARC).

Areas of Focus

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Adjustment to new school or new situations
  • Self-esteem/self-image
  • Bullying
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex and familial trauma
  • Sexuality
  • Gender identity

Schedule a Session

Sessions take place in my office in a handicap-accessible building with ample off-street parking, or via the telehealth platform Limited evening and Saturday hours are available.

Initial sessions involve completing intake paperwork, a review of office policies, confidentiality and then a comprehensive interview where we explore the history of the presenting problem, as well as an assessment of school, work, and family life. If a client is under 18, a parent or guardian must be present at initial session to sign paperwork and give background information. Regular parent/guardian check-ins are required for clients under 18.

Self-pay rate:

$150 for 60-minute session.

$165 for 60-minute intake session.

Income-based sliding scale available.

Payment Options: Cash, Check, Major Credit Card

Insurances Accepted:

Contact me for more information or questions about insurance. Clients are responsible for verifying their insurance information prior to session.

Office Location and Contact Information

61 Rowland Street Suite 211B
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Phone: (518) 306-1072
    Fax: (518) 704-4732