Danielle Desantis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT

Dr Danielle DeSantis

I focus on careful assessment and helping those in need of clinical services using a variety of evidenced based approaches. In my practice, I use a variety of treatment modalities such as individual, couple, group, and family therapy depending on individual needs. I have much experience working with psychiatric and behavioral problems such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, trauma-related disorders and so on. Teaching individuals how to manage and cope with symptoms of grief, marital problems, family conflict, divorce, parenting issues, and other relational problems are additional areas of specialty.

I meet with individuals across the lifespan (ages 4+). Most of my clinical work is focused on careful assessment and meeting individual needs using empirically supported treatments for a wide range of presenting problems across the lifespan.

I see patients as part of my outpatient practice or as part of a larger medical practice in which referrals come from individual’s primary care physicians. I see children, adolescents, and adults in treatment. Patients can refer themselves or be referred by their physician.

·         Years in Practice: 10 Years

·         School: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

·         Year Graduated: 2011

·         License No. and State: MFT00144 Rhode Island

Additional Credentials
·         Degree: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology/PsyD

·         Year graduated: 2011
·         Anxiety

·         Depression

·         Grief

·         ADHD

·         Academic Underachievement

·         Adoption

·         Anger Management

·         Behavioral Issues

·         Bipolar Disorder

·         Career Counseling

·         Child or Adolescent

·         Coping Skills

·         Developmental Disorders

·         Divorce

·         Domestic Abuse

·         Domestic Violence

·         Dual Diagnosis

·         Emotional Disturbance

·         Family Conflict

·         Learning Disabilities

·         Life Coaching

·         Obesity

·         Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

·         Parenting

·         Peer Relationships

·         Relationship Issues

·         Self Esteem

·         Self-Harming

·         Sexual Abuse

·         Teen Violence

·         Testing and Evaluation

·         Transgender Issues

·         Trauma and PTSD

·         Weight Loss

Mental Health
·         Dissociative Disorders

·         Mood Disorders

·         Gay Issues

·         Children (6 to 10)

·         Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

·         Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

·         Adults

·         Cancer

·         Gay Clients

·         HIV / AIDS Clients

·         Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Orientation
·         Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

·         Family / Marital

·         Family Systems

·         Humanistic

·         Interpersonal

·         Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

·         Relational

·         Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

·         Individuals

·         Couples

·         Family