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Desiree Maldonado LICSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Desiree Maldonado Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a LatinX woman working with children, families, adolescents, and adults, I understand a wide variety of issues unique to life's challenges.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Desiree Maldonado is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) withyears of experience providing individual and family counseling with youth, adolescents, and young adults.She has had the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals seeking help in addressing depression, anxiety, communication, PTSD, mood disorders, and relationship issues, as well as a variety of mental health challenges. Desiree has her Master's in Social Work and a specialization in Children and Families.She has found success with approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. She has a collaborative approach to therapy where individuals truly feel like they are being heard and working with her to ensure that treatment is individualized to their unique needs. It s important to recognize that it can be difficult to make this first step into change. Desiree s approach is straightforward in a caring way. She believes that building a trusting relationship is the first step to success and ultimately everyone has the power to create a happy life. They just have to start.






General Expertise




Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare





First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


  • Massachusetts, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 121390


Master's in Social Work, Simmons University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster, Leominster, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Desiree Maldonado, LICSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Desiree Maldonado, LICSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Desiree Maldonado accepting new clients?

Yes, Desiree Maldonado is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster, 114 Merriam Ave Suite 203, Leominster, MA, 01453.

Does Desiree Maldonado accept insurance?

Yes, Desiree Maldonado accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Desiree Maldonado offer?

Desiree Maldonado offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Desiree Maldonado offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Desiree Maldonado offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster, 114 Merriam Ave Suite 203, Leominster, MA, 01453.

Does Desiree Maldonado offer online therapy?

Yes, Desiree Maldonado offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Desiree Maldonado?

Desiree Maldonado typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Desiree Maldonado speak?

Desiree Maldonado conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Desiree Maldonado online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Desiree Maldonado online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.