Clinical Social Work Fellow
Paige DeSisto is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Paige earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and received her Master’s Degree from the Boston College School of Social Work. She has gained clinical experience in a diverse range of settings such as Mclean Hospital’s Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI), Massachusetts General Hospital Outpatient Obstetrics, and Cameron Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts.
She has experience treating a wide range of diagnoses including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders such as Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Dermatillomania (skin picking), Somatic Disorder, Illness Anxiety Disorder (health anxiety), and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). She incorporates a number of evidenced-based therapeutic treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Paige approaches therapy as a collaborative process in which she aligns with the client. She maintains that individuals often possess the solutions to their own challenges, but sometimes need support to access those solutions.
Paige is currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is accruing a hours towards her independent Social Work license under the supervision of Richard Wiggill, LICSW and Ashley Swartzman, Ph.D. Her clinical interests include decreasing the cultural stigma surrounding mental health through education and dialogue.