Desiree Untch, MSW, LSW

Licensed Social Worker, Master’s Level

Desiree is a Master’s level, licensed social worker whose goal is to help her clients identify their strengths in order to reach their personal goals and thrive in all areas of their life. Desiree believes that empowering clients to recognize their unique strengths can be a helpful vehicle to facilitate change, and recognize their own resilience to overcome life’s challenges.

Desiree has experience and is passionate about working with foster and adopted children, along with blended families. She enjoys working with children, teens, and young adults and partners with clients, starting where they are, while exploring internal and external factors related to thinking, feelings and behaviors to help identify ways to improve overall functioning while working to change negative thinking patterns. With younger children, Desiree incorporates play therapy and sensory techniques to create a more comfortable and relaxed therapeutic environment. Desiree has experience working with individuals of all ages who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, and additional issues that may impact an individual’s mood, ability to cope, or impact daily functioning. She works with clients to increase and utilize healthy coping skills to tackle some of these issues.

Regardless if you are seeking therapy for yourself, your child, or both Desiree uses an integrative approach while using various skills to help instill resilience and partner with clients to live a deserving and fulfilling life.

Desiree Untch

• Licensed Social Worker

• Member of the National Association of Social Workers

• Member of the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

• Masters of Social Work (Advance Standing Status), Micro concentration, May 2019

• Bachelors of Social Work, May 2017

Post Graduate Intern at New Day Counseling | January 2020- August 2021

Conduct and develop weekly individual counseling sessions, diagnostic assessments, and treatment plans under direct supervision by Gail Weisend, LISW-S.

Establish the appropriateness of selecting different therapy interventions and implementation of evidence-based techniques such as Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trust Based Relational Intervention, and Strength-Focused approach.

Intake worker at Public Agency |May 2017-August 2021

Intern at Pathway Caring for Children | August 2016-May 2017

Completed certification as a Qualified Mental Health Specialist.

Conduct and develop weekly individual counseling sessions, diagnostic assessments, and treatment plans under direct supervision.

Assisted in facilitating group therapy sessions for a therapy group focused on blended families to improve overall family functioning post adoption.