Desiree Gaines

LCSW

About Me

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My name is Desiree Gaines and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Montana. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. I majored in Mental Health and minored in Military Social Work. Between internships and work experience I have worked in many different settings. I have worked with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, combat-related trauma, military and family life stressors, and eating disorders. My experience as a clinician in these different settings has taught me that the connection made between therapist and client is of the utmost importance. I truly believe that you are the holder of your greatest experiences and accomplishments and through the structured, consistent, nonjudgemental support of another person, you will be able to change your personal experiences and grow through your challenges.

I also have the ability to offer faith-based counseling, if you are wanting to incorporate your spiritual beliefs into your healing and recovery process. This is a treatment option that is available upon request and not a standard for all treatment. If you would like a faith-based approach incorporated we will discuss how you would like it to be included in your sessions.

You are welcome to message me anytime through BetterHelp. I look forward to meeting you and working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #BBH-LCSW-LIC-23991 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #9377-C (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

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Written by S.E. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Desiree for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Desiree was lovely to work with! She was so sweet and informative. She really helped me learn about myself and gave me the tools to continue getting help in the future as I move on into my next chapter of life! Thank you Desiree for being a wonderful listener and being so informative. I am going to continue getting myself help thanks to you!

Written by A.C. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Desiree for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Very nice and understanding! Loved working with her and she always listened and helped the best to her ability with the issues I was facing at the time

Written by C.O. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Desiree for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I've been working with Desiree for almost a year now and she has been incredibly helpful. I started seeing her in a time of intense anxiety, panic attacks and depression. She has worked with me to find practical tools that have helped manage my anxiety and get me back to a stable place. She's helped me through tough times and helped me face some fears I never thought I would. I am so thankful that I found her.

Written by M.E. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Desiree for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Desiree is a lovely counselor and truly listens to what her clients have to say and what they struggle with. She provides thoughtful advice and methods of bettering oneself in a way that does not feel forced and everything can be done at your own pace. She's great, hands down.

Written by K.E. on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Desiree for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She is great and even took the time to send worksheets as well as check in on me when I was not using the platform.
Wonderful.

Written by C.A. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Desiree for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is just great - really listens and understands!

Written by C.R. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Desiree for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

I just started working with Ms. Gaines but so far so good. She is kind, thoughtful, and responsive. Most importantly, I belief she knows what she is doing and will be able to help me.

Written by M.I. on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Desiree for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I think she is an amazingly adaptive and helpful person.

Work with me!