Desiree E Trujeque
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Desiree E Trujeque


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated August 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Desiree Trujeque is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Southern California, where she welcomes young adults, adults and older adults who are seeking mental wellness and emotional support in today’s challenging times. Many of her clients experience emotional pain, whether the symptoms of anxiety and depression are taking a toll, substance use has turned into abuse and dependence, or personal, professional or intimate relationships are leaving them feeling insecure, overwhelmed or powerless. Together, she works with her clients to identify new and healthy coping skills for restoring balance and wellness to their lives, in their relationship’s and themselves in more meaningful ways.

Therapy sessions with Desiree integrate both insight oriented and skills-based approaches. She gently works with her clients to explore and uncover the underlying causes of their symptoms, gain insight into their connection to current problems and awareness of how to change and heal. Desiree also focuses on and utilizes practical approaches such as, mindfulness breathing/relaxation and CBT and, supports clients by providing a safe space where they can learn how to emotionally tolerate and accept, the past and the present using a whole person approach.

Having current experience as a clinical director in substance use disorder outpatient treatment, Desiree is uniquely skilled in working with those experiencing trauma and substance use disorders, mental and emotional distress. She brings a special awareness to the healing power of the mind-body-spirit connection, and her office serves as a safe space to freely and openly process pain and find relief. Desiree is currently available for remote sessions.

Message to clients

I provide therapy services to a variety of individuals in a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe environment. My approach is client centered, collaborative and trauma informed. I specialize in treating mood disorders that co-occur with substance use disorders and have a special passion for working with this population. I look forward to starting a conversation with you and potentially joining you on your journey to recovery.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Desiree Trujeque is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $100

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Twin Town Treatment Centers, Supervising Therapist, 2019 - Present

LA County, Domestic Violence Certification, 2014


California: 111353