Desiree  Coleman

Desiree Coleman

She/Her/Hers

Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Pennsylvania Accepting Online

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated February 14, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

My clients tell me that our sessions feel like talking to a lifelong friend. I approach most issues with curiosity and find that the more I seek to understand my clients, the more they can identify connections and patterns for themselves. Because I don't shy away from the truth, I tend to be direct with my clients, while keeping their comfort levels in mind.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Off
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-8pm
  • Thu 11am -9pm
  • Fri 10am to 8pm
  • Sat 9am- 1pm
  • Sun Off

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Pennsylvania: 0


Languages

English