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Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist

Melissa Sziga Dessereau

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST (they, them)

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1 Endorsed
255 South 17th Street, Suite 2200, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Let's Connect (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sziga is a perceptive and nuanced therapist with a refreshingly frank style. For over 25 years, they have been working with individuals, couples, and families to foster personal growth and satisfying relationships. They have a way of making clients feel comfortable, understood, and at ease — like no matter what you say they get it and don’t judge you. And they're funny.
Sziga is well-versed with relationships outside of the heteronormative experience. They can deal with complexity and, better yet, break it down and make it manageable. Their clinical orientation is client-centered, systemic, anti-oppression, narrative, and attachment-based. Areas of particular interest include: Polyamory, Kink/BDSM, & LGBTQ+
Sziga is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. They completed their Master of Science in Family Therapy/Sex Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University, Master of Arts in Child Development from Tufts University, and Affirming Approaches for Transgender Communities at Widener U. Sziga is a member of the AAMFT and AASECT.
Call or Melissa Sziga Dessereau now for a free 15 minute consultation - (267) 705-6288

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

PhIIRST

255 South 17th Street

Suite 2200

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(267) 705-6288
I specialize in Sex Therapy, Relationship Issues and Transgender 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

PhIIRST

255 South 17th Street

Suite 2200

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(267) 705-6288
I specialize in Sex Therapy, Relationship Issues and Transgender 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Pennsylvania / MF000928 Melissa Sziga Dessereau
  • In Practice for 10 Years
  • Certificate from AASECT Sex Therapist / 2018
  • Certificate from PA Board of Social Workers, Marriag MF000928 / 2017
  • Attended Thomas Jefferson University, Graduated 2014
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AASECT certified Sex Therapist. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST
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AASECT certified Sex Therapist. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Transgender

Expertise

  • BDSM/Kink
  • Bisexual
  • Depression
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Polyamory
  • Self-Harming
Do these issues align with your needs? or (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST
Do these issues align with your needs? or (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST

Endorsement

Samantha Morris
Samantha Morris
Pre-Licensed ProfessionalLSWMEd
Sziga is perceptive, welcoming, and understanding therapist that makes it easy to share thoughts, feelings, and challenges without judgment.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Anti-oppression
  • Attachment-based
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Intersectional
  • Narrative
  • Relational
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST

Location

Primary Location

PhIIRST

255 South 17th Street

Suite 2200

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(267) 705-6288
Call for a free consultation now - (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST
Call for a free consultation now - (267) 705-6288
Photo of Melissa Sziga Dessereau, LMFT, MA, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa Sziga Dessereau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CST