Dr. Bonnie Cotton

(Ph.D.)

About Me

My name is Dr. Bonnie Dansky Cotton, and I am a licensed Psychologist in Florida. I have years of experience working with people who struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, managing a healthy weight, and drinking too much. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach to address these types of issues. In addition, many of the women that I've worked with over the years have learned to move past a history of sexual abuse/trauma and struggles with body image and binge eating.

My approach is goal-oriented with an emphasis on making changes in the present while moving past issues from the past. Mindfulness and motivational techniques will be incorporated into my approach to help address thoughts, feelings and most importantly, actions. There are practical methods to conquer anxiety and achieve healthy goals regarding weight, relationships and alcohol.

I received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke University in 1991 and was on the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina for many years. I have 35+ publications in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of trauma, substance abuse and eating disorders. I also wrote interactive, online programs to address issues such as coping, stress management, anxiety and weight management. I have been involved in technology since 1998 and am very comfortable providing help via the Internet.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Grief, Parenting, Career

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Reviews

Written by T.I. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Bonnie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Dr. Cotton has helped me immensely. She has provided me with a lot of great insight and has been supportive over the last few months. I'm so grateful for her help.

Written by D.E. on May 21, 2017 after counseling with Bonnie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

Dr. Cotton is so kind and helpful. I can tell she really cares and is sincerely trying to help me overcome my fears and self confidence. She isn't pushing me too hard, just enough to keep forward momentum but at a pace I can handle. Dr. Cotton is truly a wonderful person and psychologist. I am very grateful for her help and for Betterhelp.com because I would never have been able to meet someone face to face.

Written by J.A on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Bonnie for 6 months on issues concerning eating

Dr. Cotton is very good at helping me work toward my goals and heal, without passing judgement. It is a safe environment. :)

Written by T.I on Mar 20, 2017 after counseling with Bonnie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Dr. Cotton listens generously, and provides practical, easily applicable advice. She is also able to lend a distinct perspective on different situations in an easily digestible way.

Written by H.E on Mar 12, 2017 after counseling with Bonnie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Cotton has been so helpful and insightful. She has a gift with finding the truth and giving suggestions with kindness. My communications with her are a bright point in my day and I would recommend her to any person interested in improving their life and working towards true happiness. She is the best!

Written by Z.1 on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Bonnie for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, and self esteem

Dr. Cotton is wonderful. She's easy to open up to and is very patient. She also has a way of helping you connect your thoughts and incorporate your own insight to solve anything in the most goal-oriented way possible. She's amazing at that!

Written by K.A on Dec 02, 2016 after counseling with Bonnie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Cotton is very personable. She makes it very easy to open up and talk and is great at her job!

Written by V.E on Aug 19, 2016 after counseling with Bonnie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, and self esteem

I feel at ease with Dr. Cotton and she is ever so patient with me. I like her and she is helping me a lot.

Written by M.A on Jul 29, 2016 after counseling with Bonnie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Bonnie's an amazing therapist so far. She's calm, caring and very good at communicating and providing avenues for thought and growth.