Dr. Dona Desmond, PHD

Marriage & Family Therapy •  Female • Age 49
  
Dr. Desmond

Couples Counseling Los Angeles

11110 Ohio Ave West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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(310) 281-3051

Dr. Dona Desmond, PHD is a Marriage & Family Therapist in West Los Angeles, CA. She is not accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desmond to book an appointment.


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Dr. Desmond's conditions and procedures:

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy

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We were looking to improve our communication. Dona Desmond is very perceptive and always kind. She helped us with anger issues, now we're working on communication. This has been really helpful. for us. We recommend her.
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Oct 19, 2019
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Our situation, thankfully, has really improved. We liked her clear, concise organized feedback about our situation, all delivered with empathy and kindness. That mix worked for us. Grateful for Dr. Desmond’s help. Really comfortable with her. A caring effective therapist for us. We tried another therapist before but we were still stuck. Dr. D showed us an action plan for progress.
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Oct 19, 2019
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Our premarital counseling was awesome. It was on our checklist to do and we found Dr. Dona through another couple we know. We loved her menu of things to discuss that we hadn’t really focused on before. We really found value in sitting with her and now also recommend her.
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Oct 19, 2019
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We just met with Dr Desmond for 6 weeks of premarital counseling and really appreciate how thorough she was in going over all the aspects of a strong marriage with us plus helping us with some other issues that we have always struggled with. We’re so glad she could be our counselor.
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Oct 19, 2019
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Very effective counseling! Week five already seeing improvement in our communication. Dr Dona is astute, perceptive, warm and caring. She has given us specifics to wok on at home plus has us focused on communication with new ways to solve problems together. We're feeling quite hopeful. Glad we found her.
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Oct 19, 2019
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Great relationship therapist! My wife and I just completed the 6 session couples package with Dr Desmond. I work in film so have unpredictable hours. Part of the problem. She responded quickly/saw us late after work which helped. We were at the cross road, no effective communication, just fights. Her direction helped. Insightful. She was gentle about it but specific and clear which worked for us. I recommend her. Clearly focused us on solutions.
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Sep 29, 2019
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Dr Desmond has been very helpful to us — teaching us new concepts, validating both our views, and allowing us to have many insights. I’m hopeful under her guidance we will come out the other end more connected.
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Sep 09, 2019
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I warned Dr. Desmond before our session that my husband had narcissistic behavior and she ignored me, validated his views that he was being rational, and allowed him to gaslight me the whole time. I was defenseless and I'm extremely disappointed that she failed to pick that up. She allowed him to do what he has done to me for the past year right in front of her eyes, and that's make me feel like i am the one with all the problems, i was the one that needed to change, my kids were awful and i wasn't a good mom.
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Aug 24, 2019
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We have been so happy with DR Desmond. It’s super impressive how well she Remembers details week to week, gives great advice, is not judgmental and leaves us feeling so much better.
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Bespokes in West Hills , CA – Oct 10, 2018
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This doctor caused far more damage than good.
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Feb 18, 2018
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Caring, insightful help at a time of need.
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Calabasas, CA – Apr 28, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Welcome! There are pages of  verified client reviews and testimonials available on my website. As a Couples Therapist I have helped relationships in the LA area for 26 years. My goal is to help you fix your issues so that you can leave ther...

Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy

Awards

  • Taught American Psychology Techniques in Russia, 1999
  • Teach Relationship Skills Courses in Europe, periodic/o
  • Designed Stress Management For Law Enforcment, 1999-2001

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  • Does Dr. Desmond offer an online patient portal?

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Couples Counseling Los Angeles

Couples Counseling Los Angeles 9002511110 Ohio Ave West Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Woodland Hills CA 9136421243 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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