Desiree Denton, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with culturally diverse populations of children, adolescents, families, and adults. Desiree utilizes multiple practices using trauma focused, evidence-based, person-centered, and strength-based approaches when providing individual and family therapy. These practices include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); Motivational Interviewing; and mindfulness. Desiree has experience working with children with behavioral concerns, adjustment concerns, anxiety, depression, and ADHD, among other diagnoses.
Desiree has worked in community housing, Fairfax County Adoption and Foster Care Resource Program, residential, outpatient, and in-home settings with children and families. Her focus is on individual therapy with children and adolescents to support them in developing life management skills, increasing social interaction and self-esteem to improve their quality of life. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Master’s in Social Work from George Mason University.
Desiree believes that therapy should be a personalized experience that meets the needs of individuals, allowing them to reach their full potential. By providing a safe and supportive environment and using a collaborative approach, children can succeed through developing skills that help process and address the challenges in their lives.
Clinical Population: Individual Therapy, Children (ages 3+), Adolescents, Parent and Child (ages 3-7)
Primary Theoretical Orientation(s): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Person-centered, Strength-based
Areas of Clinical Interests: anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral concern’s, self-esteem, peer conflict, and family concerns