Desirae Allen, Cincinnati DBT therapist, sits and poses for the camera

Desirae Allen, Psy.D. (she/her)

Clinical Director & DBT Psychologist

Treats individuals ages 15 and up
Specialties: DBT, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm and suicidal behaviors, depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, conflict management, and life transitions

When working with me, you will find someone willing to walk alongside you during your journey to wellness and recovery. My hope is to foster a compassionate and judgement-free space where you can explore, grow, and create lasting change. I firmly believe that your values, beliefs, strengths, and outlook on the world are important. I will do my best to understand these parts of you and help you use them to build the life that YOU want.

I was first introduced to Dialectical Behavior Therapy while earning my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Xavier University. I had the opportunity to work with an expert in DBT and never looked back. Throughout my career, I have seen so many people who are suffering find ways of coping with their strong emotions and learn how to stop engaging in problematic behaviors.

I have worked with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, severe mental illness, interpersonal conflict, suicidal ideation, self-harm urges and behaviors, substance use, and difficulty adjusting to new life circumstances. Beyond the private practice setting, I have worked in a state forensic psychiatric hospital and a community mental health agency.

Meet Dr. Desirae Allen


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