Meet Desirée

I’m here to help you!

BED1BD5B-DC10-41FB-B257-3A9D2FFC8E37I am a licensed social worker, therapist, consultant and trained birthworker specializing in perinatal mental health and the Black birthing experience.

My philosophy is that ‘every family should be nurtured and cared for during their transition to parenthood. It is a rite of passage that has no manual, only the virtue of patience, sacrifice and sense of community that is necessary to hold space for a family on the other side of birth.’ 

What Makes Me Qualified to Help You?

Not only am I mother but I have taken the time to learn about the #1 complication of the perinatal period.

Education

Master of Social Work – Morgan State University
Maryland License – Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), #17259
under supervision at BTST Services, Inc.

Trainings & Certifications

2019
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Pregnancy and Postpartum Periods -Certificate of Completion – Arbit Counseling
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Certificate of Completion – Kennedy Krieger Institute
Women’s Health Herbal Intensive – Certificate of Completion- Indigenous Remedies

2018
Maternal Mental Health Intensive – Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Grief & Loss – Seleni Institute

2017
Grandma’s Hands Pregnancy and Postpartum Herbs & Nutrition in the Southern Tradition- Certificate of Completion – Divine Birth Wisdom

2015
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care – Certificate of Completion – Postpartum Support International

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW)
Postpartum Support International, Maryland Co-Coordinator
Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color, Co-Founder

 

 *official bio available upon request

 

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