Desi Isidro, MSW, LCSW, CHP

New York United States 10001


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Contact Information

  • Position
  • Life-haus Therapeutic Solutions, LLC - Owner
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • 908-494-2338
  • Location
  • 19 West 34th Street
    New York, NY 10001
    United States

Practice Details

  • Work With

  • adolescents, adults, adults, children, Coaching, couples, families, families, Office Visit, Telephone/Online Video Counseling
  • Message from Therapist

  • I am a Psychotherapist, Crisis Clinician, and Wellness specialist providing therapeutic interventions for depression, suicidality, anxiety, Autisim Spectrum Disorder, Mood Disorder and a whole gamut of mental illness. Based on Catholic/Christian values, and evidence-based therapeutic and alternative treatment services, our holistic orientation aims to promote health and wellness of mind, body and spirit.

    I specialize in children and adolescents, as well as counseling for a variety of issues with individuals, couples and families.  As a Crisis Clinician, I am experienced in crisis stabilization and brief intervention.  What sets me apart from the rest is my holistic approach to treatment by addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of a client. I approach mental health treatment by way of strengthening the immune system to facilitate healing and wellness.

    My therapeutic services provide a safe and supportive place to explore and confront your issues, facilitate self-awareness, grounding with reality, and goal-setting, as well as help improve your personal relationships, and pave the way for change, growth and self-fulfillment.

  • Other Office Info

  • Office Address
  • 600 So. Livingston Ave - Suite #106
  • City
  • Livingston
  • State
  • New Jersey
  • Zip
  • 07039
  • Office Phone
  • (908) 494-2338 (same phone number for both offices in NJ & NY)
  • Practice Info

  • Bio:
  • Desi Isidro, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Clinician, Psychotherapist, CyberScan and nutraMetrix Healthcare Professional, and Wellness specialist. She is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Psychiatry Department and Children's Crisis Intervention Services. As a therapist, she specializes in children and adolescents, and has extensive experience working with adult individuals, couples and families. She has over a decade of successful private practice and extensive work experience in various clinical settings.

    Her professional credentials include a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, and a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Certified CyberScan Healthcare Professional and Certified nutraMetrix Health Professional.

    She is also a Rachel's Vineyard Post-abortive healing Counselor, Pre-Cana Couples team member, one of the founders and counselors of St. John the Apostle's Counseling Unit. She is also a bonafide member of the National Association of Social Workers, Referral Solutons Business Networking International, Essex County Psychotherapist Network and Powerful You Women's Network.
  • Hours of Operation
  • By Appointment Only
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Cash, check, AMEX, VISA, MC, DISCOVER, FSA/HSA
  • Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Guidance and Counseling
    Master's degree in Clinical Social Work - New York University
    Crisis Clinician
    Clinical Supervisor, NYU Field Instructor
    Nutraceutical Specialist
    CyberScan Healthcare Professional

  • What licenses do you currently hold?:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    Certified nutraMetrix Health Professional
    Certified CyberScan Professional
  • Are you in private practice?:
  • Yes
  • Are you available to provide supervision services?:
  • Yes
  • If yes, what are your certifications to provide supervision?:
  • NYU Field Instructor, NASW Clinical Supervisor, CyberScan Health Professional, nutraMetrix Health Professional
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
  • No
  • Telephone/Video counseling:
  • Yes
  • Please list all languages that you speak:
  • English, Tagalog
  • I treat the following:
  • Individuals, Married Couples, Children, Adolescents, Families, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Sexual Abuse Victims, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Child Bearing Loss, Post Abortion Syndrome, Sexual Identity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity, ADD/ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, Dissociative Disorders
  • Other Specialties:
  • Crisis Stabilization, Immune System Balancing, CyberScan neurological and medical biofeedback and intervention, nutraMetrix health and wellness intervention, 21-Day Weight Loss Challenge, 7-day detoxification
  • I use the following methods:
  • Expressive Therapeutics: Art/Music/Play/Etc, Psychoanalysis, Inner Healing Techniques, Prayer, Behavior Techniques, Cognitive Techniques, Career/Vocational Counseling, Biofeedback, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Other
  • Please describe other treatment methods
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Psychotherapy, Structural Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient/Partial Care, Immune System Balancing
  • Catholic Commitment Of Therapist


    Artificial Contraception:

    "For just reasons spouses may wish to space the birth of their children."… "Periodic continence that is the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality."… " 'every action which whether in anticipation of the conjugal act or in its accomplishment or in the development of its natural consequences proposes whether as an end or as a means to render procreation impossible is intrinsically evil'." (Catechism 2368 2370) Please indicate if you agree or disagree.

  • Do you agree or disagree?
  • Agree
  • Comments
  • I totally respect and support life as a precious gift from God, and promote the passion to preserve it by way of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness. Children are life's blessings and must be welcomed at any time.
  • Living Together/Cohabitation:

    In a so-called free union a man and a woman refuse to give juridical and public form to a liaison involving sexual intimacy. The expression "free union" is fallacious: what can "union" mean when the partners make no commitment to one another each exhibiting a lack of trust in the other in himself or in the future? The expression covers a number of different situations: concubinage rejection of marriage as such or inability to make long-term commitments. All these situations offend against the dignity of marriage; they destroy the very idea of the family; they weaken the sense of fidelity. They are contrary to the moral law. The sexual act must take place exclusively within marriage. Outside of marriage it always constitutes a grave sin and excludes one from sacramental communion. Some today claim a "right to trial marriage" where there is an intention of getting married later. However firm the purpose of those who engage in premature sexual relations may be "the fact is that such liaisons can scarcely ensure mutual sincerity and fidelity in a relationship between a man and a woman nor especially can they protect it from inconstancy of desires or whim." Carnal union is morally legitimate only when a definitive community of life between a man and a woman has been established. Human love does not tolerate "trial marriages." It demands a total and definitive gift of persons to one another." (Catechism 2390 2391)

  • Do you agree or disagree?
  • Agree
  • Comments:
  • As a sacrament, Marriage is a covenant with God and total lifetime commitment of love between a man and a woman. The sexual act is a sacred union connecting a man and woman physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in joining God in procreation process.
  • Infertility:

    "Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum surrogate uterus) are gravely immoral. … Techniques involving only the married couple (homologous artificial insemination and fertilization) are perhaps less reprehensible yet remain morally unacceptable. They dissociate the sexual act from the procreative act. The act which brings the child into existence is no longer an act by which two persons give themselves to one another but one that 'entrust the life and identity of the embryo into the power of doctors and biologists and establishes the domination of technology over the origin and destiny of the human person. Such a relationship of domination is in itself contrary to the dignity and equality that must be common to parents and children'. … Only respect for the link between the meanings of the conjugal act and respect for the unity of the human being make possible procreation in conformity with the dignity of the person." (Catechism 2376 2377)

  • Do you agree or disagree?
  • Agree
  • Comments:
  • Procreation is a conjugal act between a married man and woman, with the complete blessing from God. Procreation is God's handiwork.
  • Abortion:

    "From its conception the child has the right to life. Direct abortion that is abortion willed as an end or as a means is a "criminal" practice gravely contrary to the moral law. … Because it should be treated as a person from conception the embryo must be defended in its integrity cared for and healed like every other human being. (Catechism 2322 2324)

  • Do you agree or disagree?:
  • Agree
  • Comments
  • Life is a precious gift from God, beginning even prior to conception. Abortion is a total disrespect for life. Every unborn child needs to be protected from being denied of being a child of God.
  • Divorce and Marriage:

    The church recognizes a validly contracted sacramental marriage as indissoluble. In therapeutic practice we are to presume the validity of a sacramental marriage "unless after examination of the situation by the competent ecclesiastical tribunal [the marriage is declared null i.e. that the marriage never existed in which case ] the contracting parties are free to [re]marry provided the natural obligations of a previous union are discharged." (Catechism 1629) "The separation of spouses while maintaining the marriage bond can be legitimate in certain cases provided for by canon law." (Catechism 1649) "The remarriage of persons divorced from a living lawful spouse contravenes the plan and law of God as taught by Christ. They are not separated from the Church but they cannot receive Eucharistic communion." (Catechism 1665)

  • Do you agree or disagree? :
  • Agree
  • Comments:
  • The sacrament of marriage is sacred covenant with God. The bond of the sacrament of marriage is strengthened/reinforced by the laws of the Church. It is a lifetime contract that cannot be dissolved. It must be preserved at all costs, unless otherwise declared null by the Church.
  • Euthanasia:

    "Intentional euthanasia whatever its forms or motives is murder. It is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God his Creator." (Catechism 2324)

  • Do you agree or disagree? :
  • Agree
  • Comments:
  • Life is a precious gift from God and should be respected unconditionally at all times. Intentional euthanasia is a total disrespect for God's blessings from pain and suffering.
  • Homosexuality:

    "Basing itself on Sacred Scripture which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity tradition has always declared that 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarily. Under no circumstances can they be approved. The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom at times by the support of disinterested friendship by prayer and sacramental grace they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection." (Catechism 2357 2358 2359)

  • Do you agree or disagree?:
  • Agree
  • Comments
  • Homosexuality is against the natural law of God-given life. It needs to be addressed and embraced with respect, compassion, sensitivity and spirituality, as well as without judgement.
  • New Age Practice and Spirituality:

    New Age involves a fundamental belief in the perfectibility of the human person by means of a wide variety of techniques and therapies (as opposed to the Christian view of cooperation with divine grace). (

    It is difficult to separate the individual elements of New Age religiosity – innocent though they may appear – from the overarching framework which permeates the whole thought-world on the New Age movement. The gnostic nature of this movement calls us to judge it in its entirety. From the point of view of Christian faith it is not possible to isolate some elements of New Age religiosity as acceptable to Christians while rejecting others.

    The New Age concept of God is rather diffuse whereas the Christian concept is a very clear one. The New Age god is an impersonal energy really a particular extension or component of the cosmos; god in this sense is the life force or soul of the world. … Even when “God” is something outside myself it is there to be manipulated.

    This is very different from the Christian understanding of God as the maker of heaven and earth and the source of all personal life… God is not identified with the Life-principle understood as the “Spirit” or “basic energy” of the cosmos but is that love which is absolutely different from the world and yet creatively present in everything and leading human beings to salvation. (Excerpted from “Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life: A Christian reflection on the “New Age”. (Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue)).

    Common New Age practices include the use of enneagrams labyrinths reiki healing yoga transcendental meditation healing by crystals psychic healing reflexolgoy tarot cards palm reading recourse to mediums and psychics fortune telling and contacting the dead. There are many other practices and techniques that go by various names that are variations of these basic practices and are similarly at odds with Christian faith and are therefore to be rejected.

  • Do you agree or disagree?:
  • Agree
  • Comments:
  • Roman Catholic/Christian faith is all we need to do the will of God and become God-like in everything we do, including helping others. All we need is God in our life.
  • How often do you attend Mass?
  • Every Sunday and Holy Days
  • Are You A Practicing Catholic?
  • Yes
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More About Desi Isidro, MSW, LCSW, CHP

Life-haus Therapeutic Solutions is a New York and New Jersey licensed and registered provider of therapeutic, biofeedback and complementary treatment services for mental health, overall health and wellness. 

Our professional services include crisis stablization, psychotherapy, CyberScan medical-neurological biofeedback and immune system balancing therapy, as well as nutraMetrix natural detoxification and supplementation. With the mission of instilling hope in life, what sets us apart is our complementary, whole-body system, holistic, and personal "best fit" strategy in our assessment, treatment, and clinical interventions to promote health and wellness - mind, body and spirit!

We have 2 office locations - in Manhattan, NY and Livingston, New Jersey

New York City, NY:

19 W. 34th St. Penthouse

New York, NY 10001


 New Jersey:

600 So. Livingston Ave. - Suite #106

Livingston, NJ 07039

Same Phone for both locations:  (908) 494-2338

Begin your recovery, healing and wellness of mind, body and spirit NOW!  Call on us to instill hope in your life.

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