Dr. Desiree Delagarza is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified nutritionist with nearly 25 years of professional experience. She uses a solution-focused, person-centered approach to explore painful feelings and difficult conversations in a safe space free from judgment or criticism. Drawing from a wide variety of science-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Guided Meditation, and Mindfulness, Dr. Delagarza collaborates with each client to identify and change negative patterns, experiences, and perceptions that no longer serve them well, and to develop a unique and personal treatment plan designed to help them feel greater joy, peace, and wellness in their daily life.
Dr. Delagarza has particular expertise in anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and specific phobias), depression & mood regulation, transitions of young adulthood, women’s health concerns (including pregnancy and postpartum), and parenting challenges. She also has experience working with gender and sexual minorities, including those exploring or experiencing distress related to their identities and those for whom it is unrelated to their presenting concerns.
Education & Experience
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Los Angeles, Dr. Delagarza went on to obtain her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University, specializing first in Multicultural Clinical Psychology and, later, in Nutritional Psychology. She identifies as a multiracial individual with Native American, Latino and European heritage, and believes cultural identities are an essential component of any individual's complex experience of the world. Dr. Delagarza strives to understand and incorporate culturally relevant interventions, when appropriate. She provides secure telehealth therapy, works with adult, adolescent, and older adult populations, and provides bilingual (English/Spanish) therapy.