Desirée Patrice (LMHC) is a licensed psychotherapist with certifications in family & couples therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and advanced training in gender, sexuality and relationships.
Desirée believes in treating the whole person, with an integrative approach. This includes processing emotional & developmental history, restructuring limiting thoughts, and emboldening a coherent & authentic internal voice. She believes that therapy is a collaborative and emergent experience. Each client is unique and thus so is their therapeutic path.
Clients from a variety of backgrounds connect with Desirée’s nonjudgemental and affirming approach. In particular, people who may encounter stigma due to their gender, sexuality and lifestyle practices will find an informed, supportive and encouraging therapist who centers their life experience.
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges. Or, you're a queer person who just wants a therapist that understands and affirms your experience as you explore all aspects of your life and self.
Alternative lifestyles - Exploring topics related to kink, polyamory, and non-monagomy in the context of individual, couples+ or family therapy in an affirming, judgement-free and well-informed therapeutic setting
Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression
Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress. Family therapy with multiple family members is a collaborative and responsive to the family's ongoing needs.
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, conflict, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction & communication with couples+ or individual+
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Desirée Patrice is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 7 years
Private practice, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Psychotherapy Center for Gender & Sexuality, Clinical supervisor, 2022 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Staff Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2019
Manhattan LGBT Center, Psychotherapist & Group Therapy Leader, 2015 - 2017
EMDR International Association, EMDR Level 1, 2022
Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS), Certificate in Self Psychology, 2020
Child & Adolescent Treatment Services, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), Child & Adolescent Clinical Training Program, 2020
Widener University, Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Post graduate Clinical Sexuality Training & Education, 2019
Psychotherapy Center for Gender & Sexuality, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) , LGBTQ+ Clinical Certificate, 2019
Family & Couples Treatment Center, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), Certified Family & Couples Therapist, 2018
Baruch College, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CUNY), Master of Arts Degree, Mental Health Counseling, 2015
New York: 009505