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Desiree Gordon

Desiree Gordon

(she/they)

PsyD
31 years of experience
Virtual

Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in California. I received my Masters in Health Psychology from National Louis University in Chicago. I received my Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University- Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I have been practicing for over 30 years. I have helped individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations from a diverse population of adolescents to older adult male, female, and LGBT. p young adults struggling with career stress and burnout become the best versions of themselves. Over twenty (20) years of professional experience in a variety of settings such as mental health hospitals; addiction programs; community agencies; medical centers; graduate school programs, providing service to students, individuals, families, groups and organizations from a diverse population of adolescents to older adult male, female, and LGBT. I have been trained in mental health issues for over 30 years in varying degrees. Over the last 15 years I have assisted individuals from all walks of life to begin their recovery. I am a partner in their healing journey and collaborate with them to identify the issues they feel need addressing.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we'll start with brief introductions, then dive into the specific challenges you're facing. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My greatest strengths are being client centered and non-judgmental Many often feel alone or judged and do not reach out for help. But, I will be with you during your process to emotional and psychological wellness while you FEEL your pain, learn to DEAL with the journey of recovery from emotional confusion and find your path of HEALing.

About Desiree Gordon

Licensed in

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Person-centered (Rogerian)

I’m a contemporary psychologist. My job is to help you discover ways of being that will give you more choices in how you want to be towards yourself and relations with others. I view the world through person- centered lenses.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

I teach mindfulness techniques as interventions that can be used as resources to help you feel more grounded and safe. These coping strategies can be used to assist you when you explore and unpack the burdens of your history and be utilized as profound self-care practices in your life

EMDR

I use EMDR therapy to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories especially those associated with PTSD or C-PTSD. EMDR helps the brain process those memories and allows normal healing to occur.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I use CBT to address both the emotional and behavioral aspects of common responses and behaviors that develop as a consequence of trauma. CBT theory and techniques integrates effectively with the treatments I utilize with my clients.