She/Her/HersMarriage and Family Therapist, MFT Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.
Desiree's goal is to join with her clients during their most difficult and vulnerable moments and empower them to find their inner strength. As a relationship-focused therapist, her emphasis is on helping clients set and maintain healthy boundaries and facilitate positive, productive communication.
Desiree uses a narrative therapy approach to guide individuals, couples, and families. She uses language itself to help the client(s) identify and step back from the issues that are causing problems in their relationship(s). Through establishing a shared understanding of how these issues arise, Desiree is able to help the client(s) figure out strategies that work to "fight back" against the problem.
Desiree understands that generational habits and trauma can affect current relationships in profound ways. She utilizes genogram mapping to identify inherited trauma responses. By helping clients become aware of their preconditioned responses, Desiree can empower them to break the cycle.
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences
Holcomb Behavioral Health, Outpatient Therapist, 2022 - Present
The Urban Healing Group, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2022 - Present
Resilience Lab, Therapist , 2022 - Present
Center for Families and Relationships, MFT-Intern, 2020 - 2021
Northcentral University, Masters-Marriage and Family Therapy, 2022
Boston University, Maters- Criminal Justice, 2014