SSW Consulting Therapist
Desiree is a licensed independent multiracial and multiethnic clinical social worker and a certified EMDR therapist. She graduated from the Smith College School for Social Work in 2011. Her psychotherapeutic approach is informed by sensorimotor psychotherapy, developmental dyadic psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, ego-state psychotherapy, EMDR and gender affirming care and more. Desiree has worked in many different roles and settings in community mental health centers, as well as integrated behavioral health through Boston Children’s Hospital, to working in full time private practice (since 2014). Desiree has been a member of the western Massachusetts EMDR steering committee since 2018. She has a lot of experience working with individuals, children and families working in the service of healing intergenerational trauma, PTSD, and C-PTSD as well as a demonstrated passion and dedication to social justice with a lifelong commitment to working in the service of dismantling systems of oppression that perpetuate ableist attitudinal beliefs within the realm of serving neuro-diverse learners. She is also a mother, an artist and a fiddler, and has a deep affinity for her beloved cat Vessela.