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Desiree Monroe, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Anger management Depression
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About me

Greetings, my name is Desireé C. Monroe. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. Via using a client-centered eclectic approach, my goal is to motivate healthy behavior, of which I have been doing since 2009 when I began my professional career in counseling. My experience involves working with children, adolescents, adults and seniors, in both outpatient and inpatient treatment facilities. I have a history of working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, alcohol and drug use disorders, trauma survivors, victims and offenders of crime, children in foster care and first responders. As a Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist (BOPC) Approved Clinical Supervisor in Clinical Professional Counseling, I hold a Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology (Eclectic track) from Bowie State University, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, Sociology-Anthropology from Towson University. Opportunities to educate, advocate, empower, and support others in all walks of life is what I value. I use my counseling skills to encourage change, teach people to cope with mental health challenges, promote wellness, and motivate trauma and addiction recovery. I am on a mission is to help, heal, foster hope and support individuals in need…come with me on this journey!

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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Desiree is pleasant to work with and understands my concerns. She is knowledge about areas that I need to address and communicates effectively. Desiree's methods are impactful, insightful and promote growth. Her expertise and ability to be relatable and personable makes Desiree and excellent therapist. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Desiree for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Desiree is a very insightful therapist, who brings a sense of calmness to my world. A lot of positive and optimistic thinking has emerged from my sessions.

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Desiree for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Desiree is an amazing therapist. She made me feel heard and provided sound guidance to help me gain perspective and achieve my personal growth goals.

Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Desiree for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

So far my experience with Desiree has been great!

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Desiree for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love her, she’s amazing

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Desiree for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Desiree was absolutely wonderful to work with. She quickly understood what my goals were, and every session gave me good insights, tools to try, and external resources to pursue. She was instrumental in helping me overcome my challenges. Thanks to her, I'm in a much better place than where I was.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Desiree for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts