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Painted Bird Psychotherapy

"A caged bird believes flying is an illness."

Therapy Redefined

Since Painted Bird Psychotherapy's founding in 2020, Rev. Desiree Smith, LCSW, REAT-S, 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 childhood trauma, acute and complex PTSD, attachment, personality, depression, anxiety and mood disorders.


At Painted Bird Psychotherapy, our team has a highly skilled and unique approach to therapy which is focused on healing from the wound rather than learning to manage the symptoms. PBP is deeply passionate about their work and helping clients heal on a soul level which is why the practices work is tailored to each individual depending on their needs. In addition, to individual treatment, PBP facilitates evidence based trauma, DBT/ACT skills, and grief support groups.

PBP clinicians are highly trained and/or certified in a wealth of clinical modalities which include, EMDR, DBT, The Trauma Model (Trauma Specialist), Certified Clinical Military Counseling (CMCC), Expressive Arts (REAT-S), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT Skills), Acceptance-Commitment Therapy (ACT Skills) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ego States, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Clinical Hypnosis. She includes many Holistic and Creative Adjuncts within our practice model which includes but, is not limited to meditation, guided meditation, inner child work, expressive art, hypnosis, and spiritual exploration. Whether you are in need of clinical psychotherapy or spiritual and holistic care, or both;  our practice clinicians are honored to assist you in developing a comprehensive pathway to support your true desires and 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

We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. our approach is to empower the client with psychoeducation, provide support and practical feedback, and help clients heal with long term results. we 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

we are honored to be a part of your journey to healing and self-growth. Your plan of care is tailored to your specific needs and we 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


we are leaders in trauma informed care. our clinical and intuitive approach will help you process and heal from acute and chronic PTSD. our 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.

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