Desiree F. Magsombol JD, (she/her) is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, a TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercise) Provider, and a Field-Initiated Training and Technical Assistance Provider for the National Prison Rape Elimination Act(PREA) Resource Center with Impact Justice. Working with, living in, and being a part of communities with high levels of stress and trauma and limited access to mainstream tools, Desiree is committed making multi-modality tools of resilience accessible to all individuals, organizations, and communities.
Desiree began her advocacy career as a law clerk at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children where she worked with survivors of domestic and sexual violence who were incarcerated for felonies involving their perpetrator. Her individual experiences with violence, passion for anti-violence work, and love for community, led her to advocacy work with foster youth in residential care, LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, and survivors of sexual violence in prisons and jails throughout the country. For five years, she provided training and technical assistance and developed policy, protocol, and programming for prison, jail, juvenile facility, and sexual assault agency staff across the US and Indian Country to address sexual abuse behind bars.
At Lumos, Desiree creates space for individual and organizational clients to share their processes, explore their needs, and co-create partnerships so they can accomplish their goals in healthy and sustainable ways. Desiree facilitates community workshops and provides consultation, subject matter expertise, training, program design and delivery for organizational clients about growing resilience, stress and burnout management, and trauma-informed approaches.
Desiree loves the sight of babies pushing their own strollers, hip hop and funk music, community gatherings, walks at the local nature center, and spending time with family and friends.
Work with Desiree:
- Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®)
- The Resilience Toolkit
- Individual Initial Session | 60 minutes | $150
- Individual Return Session | 60 minutes | $150
- Individual Brief Session | 30 minutes | $75