Patti Desert MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work in Baltimore, Maryland, 21212

Patti Desert


Patti Desert


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed certified social worker-clinical level
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Fees: Individual $125, Couples $175, Family $225, Group $75. I accept check, cash, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Fees are due upon receipt of services and I will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Also, I offer a sliding scale for fees when those slots are available and I offer a free 30-45 minute initial consultation. Feel free to call me with any questions at 410-435-3755.
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208 East Melrose Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome and thank you for your interest in my practice, offering a holistic psychotherapy perspective. I am a client centered therapist who integrates a mind-body-spirit perspective to help you with anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders. I have studied East-West methods of healing for over 24 years. Blending ancient wisdom and modern science I am able to help you experience the best possible practices to overcome your fears and feel confident, secure, and valued. I invite you to read more about my training credentials below and at my website and if you would like, call me for a free consultation. Blessings and Balance.

More Info About My Practice

I am a certified therapist in EMDR, Certified in Internal Family Systems, a Certified Psychodramatist and Group Psychotherapist, a trained Imago Relationship Therapist, a Maryland Board Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Clinical Consultant. I have presented at national and international workshops on the treatment of stress and trauma and have been a guest speaker on local radio talk shows describing effective treatments. I particularly enjoy presenting workshops on the importance of ethical practice in the Baltimore area. I would enjoy talking with you and invite you to give me a call. Patti

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Singles, adults, couples, elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
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