Desiree Gonzalez is deeply passionate about her work as a therapist, driven by the belief in her clients' resilience and their capacity to navigate life's challenges and create positive change. Her own journey in the field began with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. This academic foundation, combined with more than a decade of hands-on experience, has shaped her into a therapist who is not only professionally qualified but also personally dedicated to the well-being and growth of her clients.
Desiree's approach to therapy is grounded in empathy and understanding. She values the opportunity to connect with individuals and couples, helping them find better ways to cope with life's complexities. Through her work, she aspires to empower clients to believe in their own inner strength, guiding them on a path toward resilience and positive transformation. Her commitment to personal growth extends beyond her clients, as she constantly seeks to deepen her own understanding of the human experience and the ways in which therapy can foster meaningful change.
Desiree's therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Through these approaches, clients gain the tools to monitor and cultivate positive, self-affirming thoughts. When working with couples, Desiree implements the Gottman Method, fostering healthy communication strategies that honor each person's needs and emotions. She serves as a compassionate guide, assisting clients on their journey towards achieving their goals.