Painted Bird Psychotherapy

"A caged bird believes flying is an illness."

Therapy Redefined

Since Painted Bird Psychotherapy's founding in 2020, Desiree Smith, LCSW-S, REAT, CMCC and Trauma Specialist has strived to create mental health treatment services that consider a biopyschosocialspiritual approach to wellness that blends various evidence based clinical models with holistic and spiritual components with a specific focus on resolving trauma, C-PTSD, attachment disorders and the biproducts of depression and anxiety that manifest as a result of them to foster real outcomes. At Painted Bird Psychotherapy, she offer patients all the attention and care they deserve in order to get them feeling healthy again by working from the wound rather than the symptoms. She is deeply passionate about her work and helping her clients heal on a soul level. Desiree also hosts many workshops for groups. She offers in her space and is available to travel for these treatment services: Meditation Basics, Guided Meditation, Quantum Frequency Healing (Sound and Shamanic Drumming w/guided meditation) and retreats. Whether you are in need of clinical psychotherapy, spiritual and holistic care, or interested in learning more via workshops and retreats, PBP is looking forward to creating a tailored plan to support your well being. 

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Accepting New Clients

Currently operating via telementalhealth on a secure online platform due to COVID19. Will soon offer in person services to our clients as well.

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Painted Bird Psychotherapy


Painted Bird Psychotherapy aims to provide comprehensive psychological services to the community. We believe in creating healing for those in acute or chronic emotional, physical and spiritual pain and we’re committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients with cutting edge services. Let us provide you with the personalized mental health and/or substance abuse treatment you deserve.

Painted Bird Psychotherapy

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. My approach is to empower the client with psychoeducation, provide support and practical feedback, and help clients heal with long term results. I offer a nonjudgmental, supportive and highly personalized approach tailored to fit each client's individual needs.  Rest assured that no issue is too small, and no problem too unique.  

Treatment Specializations Include:
The Trauma Model. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, Ego States, EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, Humanistic, Existential and Experiential therapies.

Painted Bird Psychotherapy

I am honored to be a part of your journey to healing and self-growth. Your plan of care is tailored to your specific needs and I look forward in providing these services to you. 

I provide Assessment and Treatment Services for the following:
Acute and Chronic Trauma, Depression and Anxiety disorders - Panic Attacks-Dissociation-Cutting /Self-Harm - PTSD w/Intrusive Thoughts - PTSD - Childhood Abuse-Grief Counseling- Co-Occurring disorders--Bipolar  and Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders. Work and Career issues - Stress Management & Conflict Resolution to name a few.

Painted Bird Psychotherapy
Painted Bird Psychotherapy


Desiree is a leader in trauma informed care. Her clinical and intuitive approach will help you process and heal from acute and chronic PTSD. Her patient tailored treatment program includes EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Internal Family Systems & Expressive therapy interventions. Spiritual and holistic aspects are at clients discretion.


  • Have You Experienced Trauma?

  • Have you been a victim of violence or physical, emotional or sexual abuse? Recently or during childhood?

  • Have you experienced a disturbing event that has left you struggling with upsetting emotions and memories?

  • Have you been in an accident or had a frightening medical intervention?

  • Have you witnessed violence, abuse, or other highly stressful event that was very upsetting to you?

If you have experienced trauma then you may be suffering lasting negative effects. Trauma can leave you with overwhelming emotions and disturbing memories. With the modern treatment options available at Painted Bird Psychotherapy, treatment can help you to process and overcome traumatic experiences and regain control over your life.

Painted Bird Psychotherapy