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Desirée Patrice(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New YorkFlorida
LGBTQIA topics-Alternative lifestyles-Mood disorders-Existential crisis-Family issues-Relationships-Anxiety-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Thank you for your interest in my practice! My name is Desirée Patrice and I’m a licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Family & Couples therapist based in downtown Manhattan. I am currently offering teletherapy & in-person sessions in NY. I offer teletherapy for individuals, families and groups in Florida.

With me, you will enter an environment that’s both safe and challenging. First and foremost, I am interested in getting to know who you are and what is meaningful to you. I have the knowledge and intuition to ask those helpful questions to go deeper, as well as the restraint to sit back and let you have the space to be you. If my approach seems to resonate with you, please reach out for a consultation to determine if we are a good fit to begin working together.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private practice, Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy Center for Gender & Sexuality, Clinical supervisor
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Staff Psychotherapist
Manhattan LGBT Center, Psychotherapist & Group Therapy Leader

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 - Florida: TPMC1691




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)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in NY)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200
  • Initial session:$200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Group sessions:$100 (90min)
  • Family sessions:$300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.