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Ronald Desnoyers, LICSW, CSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Bipolar disorder Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the States of Maine and Massachusetts. I am authorized to provide diagnostic and treatment services to adults, 18 years and older, including the aging population, 65 and older. I have held this level of expertise for over 25 years. I am also recognized , and certified to provide these services under the federal Medicare program.
My practice has been primarily at the acute hospital level of care and this has included: in the emergency room setting providing evaluation and crisis treatment services; in the acute care medical setting in a consultant role providing evaluation and treatment services to inpatients presenting with significant non-medical health problems; and in acute psychiatric care units as member of the Multidisciplinary Treatment Team of psychiatrists, nurses and other clinical therapist, providing evaluation and treatment services to both patients and their families.
I have also specialized in treatment services to persons with problems of addiction and have provided treatment in the acute care detoxification setting, and also outpatient treatment services, including court ordered, group treatment to men and women.
I have enjoyed considerable success in these various treatment settings, and I feel this is primarily due to my approach to treatment. Early on in my career I settled into the client centered Rogerion technique of treatment developed by Carl Rogers in the 60's. This is a non-judgemental approach, and emphasizes the focus of treatment is always where the client "is at" during any point. The process is to first in understand what is happening for them at the time of my intervention, and then in providing ongoing support and guidance based on extensive experience, through the treatment process.
I have natural interest in people and sincere desire to be in a helping role towards the patients/clients that I become involved with. For me there is a certain spiritual element to my work, and a personal benefit that I receive in being able to helping others to improve their quality of life as a result their work and my assistance.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Bipolar disorder Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MA LICSW 1017027

ME CSW LC21600


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ronald Desnoyers. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I’ve been to many therapists but Ron is the best.

Written on Jul 16, 2024 after therapy with Ronald for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Ronald has been very invested in my well being. It has made it easier to be honest about what I struggle with. Excellent therapist.

Written on Oct 06, 2023 after therapy with Ronald for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Every time I talking to him was a joyful experience. I know myself better through him. Highly recommended.

Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Ronald for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

He has been super helpful. He listens to me, seems to understand my concerns and is willing to help me through the process.

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Ronald for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Ron is the best. He’s helpful and patient. He’s helped me come a long way with understanding myself and with helping my anxiety. He knows how to make things light hearted and he knows when to just listen. We’ve had a lot of laughs and cries through this year and he has helped me a lot.

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Ronald for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Great person offering great help.

Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Ronald for 2 months on issues concerning anger management, and adhd