LMSW, CPTT, CSAT-Candidate
Desiree Nazarian is a Licensed Master Social worker with a concentration in Health & Mental Health and holds her degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Desiree has worked in the social service, healthcare and humanities fields for over a decade. She is trained in Person Centered Trauma Informed Care (PCTIC) and explores the effects of utilizing holistic approaches to care in relation to trauma, PTSD and its specific triggers.
Desiree has also collaborated with CBS News, Tablet Magazine, and 70 Faces Media to raise awareness of her work in the New York Metropolitan area.
Historically, Desiree has engaged with Holocaust survivors and their children, helping to unpack concepts of epigenetics surrounding intergenerational transmission of trauma from parent to child. Through cognitive behavioral, IFS (Internal family systems) and mindfulness based therapies, her positive and empathetic approach seeks to create a safe and open practice for those who battle anxiety, interpersonal connection, identity role confusion, and issues with intimacy and/or addiction.
Desiree also works with first generation teens, adults and older adults who are consumed by bicultural identity. With a natural affinity for the arts, she has incorporated various types of art-related therapy into her work with clients.
Desiree believes that working with clients and her team is not just a profession but a promise kept. It is for this reason, her promise is to continue supporting and advocating for clients while providing an arena of healing. Desiree understands the significance and importance of having just one person who believes in you.