Desiree Rodriguez


About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been providing therapeutic services for 7 years to individuals, families, and in group settings. I have actively engaged adolescents and their families seeking therapy for a variety of concerns ranging from stress management and self-esteem issues to severe mood disorders. In addition to emotional and psychological concerns, have experience with addiction and substance abuse in teens. Whether it is your first time in therapy or your 10th, taking medication or not, whether you have a mental health diagnosis or just feeling stressed out, l am happy to serve anyone who wants to see change in their life. No matter how small the issue may appear, nothing is too insignificant to talk about that is impacting you personally. Involving family or significant others can be beneficial and is available when requested, however that is up to each individual.

There can be a lot of hesitation to share very personal information about yourself to a complete stranger therefore, it is my priority to create a safe, non-judgemental , creative environment where I can use different approaches to help you explore your personal story and develop strategies that will encourage you to overcome challenges. I am trained in EMDR and can incorporate trauma focused strategies with those who would like to address traumatic experiences. However, when the client's preference is to decreasing immediate distress or focusing on the present I utilize cognitive behavoiral, motivational, strength-based, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment approaches. Your process will be tailored to you with no "one-size fits all" goal setting. I enjoy being creative in the process to help you get out of your comfort zone and to open up the windows of your heart and mind in a meaningful way.

It takes courage to make these first steps toward change and I am excited to embark on this journey alongside you. I am here to support you and look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LMFT #98847 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Written by J.E. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Desiree for 3 weeks

Wonderful experience!

Written by A.S. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Desiree for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wonderful to work with. I highly recommend him.