Desiree Lugo, M.A., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #146167

Desiree Lugo, M.A., Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #146167

Supervised by Rufina Sandoval, M.S.W., Licensed Clinical Social Worker #27297
Serves in person and telehealth clients in Fresno | Serves telehealth clients in California|

“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that once unleashed can make any vision, dream or desire a reality.” ~Anthony Robbins~

Welcome! I’m Desiree, an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and my passion lies in guiding individuals towards a journey of self-empowerment, insight, emotional support, and acceptance. My practice is anchored in the belief that therapy is a sanctuary—a safe space where you can freely express your concerns and needs without judgment.

My Approach & Values

Desiree is an esteemed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, who harbors a profound commitment to the protection and enhancement of the health and well-being of individuals.

Embarking on her journey in San Francisco, California, Desiree’s path led her to the Central Valley during her childhood, culminating in her academic pursuit at Fresno State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. This academic milestone ignited a fervent desire within her to further her education, which she fulfilled by obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology from National University. This educational journey crystallized her dedication to assisting individuals navigate challenging periods in their lives, with a focus on identifying and addressing mental health concerns.


In her nascent clinical career, Desiree gained invaluable experience as an intern at a rehabilitation center for individuals grappling with substance abuse—a role that solidified her passion for therapy. Her approach is characterized by a commitment to fostering trust, acceptance, and compassion, coupled with a dedication to delivering exceptional care. Recognizing the uniqueness of each individual, she employs a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Talk Therapy, tailoring her approach to best meet the needs of her clients.


Desiree’s warm and compassionate demeanor, alongside her professional acumen, ensures a nurturing and revitalizing therapeutic experience for all who seek her expertise.


Certifications and Specialized Training


Professional Memberships

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)


About Us

With locations all over Central and Northern California, our practice specializes in treating individuals, couples and families, and through years of experience, we are confident that no problem is too great to overcome.

Phone Number: (559) 691-6840

Office Hours

Monday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday- 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday- 8:00 am to Noon