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Donna Marie Desai, LCPC



628 Norfolk Avenue
Westchester, IL 60154
United States
T: 708-344-7712


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Desai Guidance and Counseling


I help gifted adults who are struggling to find satisfaction in one or more key areas of their lives: personal, professional or in community. Gifted adults learn, think, feel or work differently than other people and often do not understand that what others may judge wrong with them is actually the basis of their contribution to the world. After working with me, gifted adults understand and accept their abilites and differences and learn how and where to direct their energies. They realize how best to express their interests, abilities, sensitivites and values in relationships, the workplace and community. ** Talented and smart, but dissatisfied, depressed or anxious? ** Take the Gifted Adults Life Satisfaction Survey. ** Schedule a 30-minute complimentary session.

Profile and Credentials        

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University and a Bachelors Degree in Education from Northwestern University. I co-founded the West Suburban Counsil for the Gifted and am a member of the Illinois Counselors Association, the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. I am an experienced speaker on mental health topics for the public and professionals.

Philosophy and Comments        

My approach incorporates a belief in lifelong human growth, learning and development, is strength-based and uses client-centered and cognitive strategies to support positive changes.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Weekday, evening and Saturday appointments are available. My fee is $100 per session, and I provide documentation for submission to insurance companies. Call 708-344-7712 or email donnadesai@yahoo.com To obtain a complimentary depression screening To take the 15-minute phone survey: Life Satisfaction among Gifted Adults To schedule a 30-minute complimentary session


I provide psychotherapy for individuals coping with depression, I offer counseling to address the unique challenges facing gifted adults and I help women manage stess and develop effective self-care strategies.


I present the following workshops which can be adapted to suit your organization.

Powerful Self-Care Strategies

Women's Morning of Renewal

Smart Anger Management: Using the Information and Energy Anger Provide

An Optimistic Conversation about Depression

Women and Depression

Empowering Life Strategies for Gifted Adults

Healthy Self-Esteem: What Is It? Why Do We Need It? How Do We Get It?



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