Dr. Desiree Pearson
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Dr. Desiree Pearson

202-909-3660

Areas of Focus
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • College/Work Stress
  • Couples/Relationships
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Health & Wellness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Middle Aged
  • OCD
  • Perinatal
  • Sexuality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women (Gender-Specific Care)
  • Young Adult
Gender: Female

License No. and State:

License No. State
PSY1001414 District Of Columbia
E. Passport 6121 Arizona
E. Passport 6121 Colorado
E. Passport 6121 Delaware
E. Passport 6121 Georgia
E. Passport 6121 Illinois
E. Passport 6121 Missouri
E. Passport 6121 Nebraska
E. Passport 6121 Nevada
E. Passport 6121 New Hampshire
E. Passport 6121 Oklahoma
E. Passport 6121 Pennsylvania
E. Passport 6121 Texas
E. Passport 6121 Utah
0810005524 Virginia
020586 New York
E. Passport 6121 North Carolina

Professional Statement

Things may be more stressful than ever given the challenges of living in fear of an invisible force during the pandemic. The pandemic has a way of amplifying stress, anxiety and loss that may have been felt even before the pandemic yet now may feel overwhelming. Something in your life is happening right now telling you that talking to a professional might be helpful. I aim to facilitate and cultivate a relationship with each unique individual and couple to create a safe, stable and confidential space. It is within this space that you and I will explore your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior that are impacting your overall functioning. We will explore your past in an effort to make connections and understand how you have come to navigate relationships and come to feel as you do towards yourself and others. Making sense of past traumas and childhood experiences often gives clues to understanding each individual or couple's current emotional and interpersonal struggles. I thoroughly enjoy working with adults of all ages and specialize in "emerging adults" in their 20's and 30's struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, academic and career struggles, trauma, gender/sexuality identity and life transitions. In addition, I have advanced training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS) and enjoy working with women struggling with reproductive challenges, grief and loss (trying to conceive, infertility, IVF, other assisted reproductive technologies and miscarriage). Imagine moving through life as a more engaged, connected and self assured individual able to face life challenges as they present themselves. What does this life look like for you? I welcome your inquiry.

PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING A SESSION WITH ME: Please make sure to request a session at least 24 hours in advance of the session time. If you request a session within 24 hours of the session time, I may not be able to accommodate your request.

Education/Experience

I have worked in various medical, educational and clinical settings throughout my 17 year career in psychology. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University. I earned an additional Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. I completed my doctoral internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and have also received training at Montefiore Medical Center, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Psychological Services Section, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Center, South Beach Psychiatric Center: Heights Hill Adult Outpatient Clinic, and the Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus Psychological Services Center. I am also provisionally certified as a NYS School Psychologist and a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Degrees/Certifications
  • Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus - Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • NYS Department of Education - Provisional Certification as a NYS School Psychologist

Prices & Payments

Service Price Duration
Initial Evaluation Session $250.00 50 Minutes
Individual Therapy Session $250.00 50 Minutes
Couples Therapy Session $250.00 50 Minutes