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Desiree Zielke, PhD, LP


Hello and welcome to Becoming Balanced! I am so honored you are interested in learning more about our practice! I am the owner and President of Becoming Balanced. I am a clinical psychologist with specialized training in health psychology. I attended North Dakota State University for my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. I graduated with my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis and completed my predoctoral internship in Salem, Virginia at the VA Hospital. I received my postdoctoral training at Sanford Health and worked as a Licensed Psychologist at Sanford Health for five years. I am licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota.

As Becoming Balanced has grown, I have stepped into more administrative duties which has limited my ability to take on new clients. I greatly enjoy being able to focus my time on growing Becoming Balanced into a place women want to go as part of their healing journey as well as fulfilling our vision for being a “one-stop shop” for women’s wellness. I enjoy public speaking and enjoy sharing my knowledge on women’s health and wellness topics with others. I have a special interest in working with women who live with diabetes and am the only mental health professional in North Dakota listed on the American Diabetes Association Mental Health Directory. I enjoy working with women who struggle with chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety, and difficult life transitions.

I am not only a psychologist and business owner, I also help my husband with his construction business and am the owner of many animals. We live on a 24-acre property which has allowed us to accumulate chickens (there are usually fresh eggs in our office available to everyone!), garage cats (they are too spoiled to be in the barn), and 5 dogs. Work-life balance is an ongoing challenge for me, and I continue to try new strategies to make it all work. In my free time, I enjoy reading, being outside with our animals (watching chicken TV is my favorite!) and expanding my knowledge on various metaphysical topics (e.g., astrology, Human Design, energy work). My husband and I enjoy collecting crystals so you will see some pretty crystals and rocks in our office and on the website.

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