Cate Desjardins

LMSW

Cate Desjardins

LMSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Masters Social Worker - 6801098085
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: My fee is $140 per session. I am in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. If you have a different insurance company, your out-of-network benefits may cover part or all of the cost of our sessions, depending on your plan.
Evening Availability

Offices

3190 Rochester Rd
Suite 102
Troy, Michigan 48083

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My Approach to Helping

I approach my work as a therapist with enthusiasm, compassion, and a real desire to connect with you. I became a therapist because I genuinely care about people and helping them learn about themselves.

I view therapy as a collaborative process, where in an environment of acceptance and respect, you and I reflect together on your experiences and concerns. Through this, we will work on making sense of your experiences and helping you navigate the various transitions you encounter.

I focus on creating space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, no matter how overwhelming or difficult they may be. Together, we will be able to examine them to identify the different patterns and dynamics in your life to deepen and expand your understanding of yourself and other people in your life. Through this understanding, we will find ways to make changes that will help you find a more satisfying way of living.

I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation for us to discuss any questions you may have about therapy or my practice.

More Info About My Practice

I have had a variety of experiences working with individuals and families of all ages as both a social worker and a doula (a pregnancybirthpostpartum support person).

In addition to my Bachelor's and Master's level training, I am currently a doctoral student studying clinical social work.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you're considering therapy, but undecided, I suggest thinking of the first few sessions like a consultation rather than as jumping right into therapy. You can use those initial sessions with a potential therapist to clarify what has you considering therapy and the ways therapy could be helpful with those concerns. Further, you can also use those initial sessions to get a feel for the therapist, ask them questions about their approach to therapy, and find out if they're someone you would feel comfortable working with. Once you know more about what therapy would look like with that therapist, you can make an informed decision about moving forward with it, either with that therapist or another.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Like any relationship, personal or professional, there will be some people you "click" with and some people you don't. Because therapy involves sharing a great deal of yourself, I believe it's important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. What makes a therapist feel comfortable to you will vary from person to person, but I believe a general good fit will be a therapist that you feel respects you, accepts you, and is committed to really understanding you. Because most of the work of therapy involves getting out of your comfort zone, I believe it's very important to find someone you feel safe with as you leave that comfort zone!

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
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