Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands
"My philosophy is that every family should be nurtured and cared for during their transition to parenthood. It is a rite of passage that has no manual, only the virtue of patience, sacrifice and sense of community that is necessary to hold space for a family on the other side of birth."
Desirée Israel, LCSW-C
HI! I'M DESIRÉE ISRAEL, LCSW-C
I am a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, herbalist, certified breastfeeding specialist and trained birthworker specializing in perinatal mood disorders and reproductive justice.
I’m a Co-Founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color and a partner of the Bloom Collective, a collaboration of maternal and birthing persons health and wellness practitioners serving Baltimore City.
I have over 10 years experience working in child welfare/foster care and 4 years experience specializing in perinatal mood complications.
Currently, I am a Maryland co-coordinator for Postpartum Support International, a committee member of the Maryland Maternal Mortality Review Board and member of the National Perinatal Task Force founded by Jennie Joseph.
I am devoted to the liberation of Black mamas and families of the Diaspora by using African-centered modalities and rituals to achieve wholistic wellness.
I currently offer virtual psychotherapy, herbal and lactation support. If I do not accept your insurance, I can provide a super bill to you to be reimbursed by your provider. Please check with your provider regarding your out of network benefit for mental health services.
Herbal and lactation support cannot be reimbursed by insurance.
Private pay for herbal and lactation support