Donald McRae

(M.Ed., LPC, LAC)
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About Me

Hello,
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) in South Carolina. I am also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I have been licensed for more than twenty years and have provided therapy in a number of settings to include a mental health clinic, military bases and not-for-profit agencies. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with individuals, families and couples. I have facilitated psychotherapy groups and provided individual therapy. I am certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and I am grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as well as Trauma Focused CBT.
I genuinely enjoy working with others and have been successful helping people attain their goals. In addition to DBT and CBT, I have a rich background in Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Motivational Interviewing and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
I believe that it takes courage and commitment to confront oneself and bring about change in a therapeutic relationship. I am nonjudgmental, empathetic, compassionate and sensitive to the effort it takes to engage in therapy. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals that are genuinely committed to self examination and change.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4661 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LCMHC #16473 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 15, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Mr. McRae has been extremely helpful and encouraging in our first sessions. His knowledge is evident, but even more importantly his compassion coupled with a balance of listening and offering insight has been transformative and more effective than much of my counseling experience in recent years.

Written by H.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very knowledgeable and I learn a lot every time.

Written by A.U. on Aug 22, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Don has been an extremely helpful and understanding counselor. He always listens to my concerns and recommends further readings outside of our sessions that may help me.

Written by B.O. on Jun 29, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Just had several sessions. Din listens, guides, and provides useful feedback and tools. Seeing some hope for improvement.

Written by S.E. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

So far so good. I like how he was able to relate to me so quickly.

Written by J.O. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Donald McRae is a very helpful person, he knows exactly what he is doing and knows how to give very good specific details and tries his hardest to understand on what we are going threw.

Written by M.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Mr. McRae is excellent! He is always available (during business hours) and is eager to communicate with his clients! He is very knowledgeable and a great resource!

Written by S.H. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Don has been fantastic. He's great at listening but knows when and how to interject with support, advice and a plan. He's also very responsive and checks in on progress. Very happy to have him in my corner.

Written by N.I. on Apr 17, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

For someone who never thought counseling was for me, this has been an invaluable experience

Written by A.M. on Apr 10, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

A respectful and informed counselor

Written by C.H. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Don is very thorough and has helped guide me tremendously. He holds me accountable and is always able to offer sound advice. Don is also flexible. He has set up calls for weekends when slots filled up during the week. Don has a wealth of knowledge and resources that point toward growth. I am eternally grateful for his service and help!!

Written by A.M. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Donald has been my first counselor on Betterhelp and honestly, it's been much better than I expected. I had read so many horror stories of people having bad therapists on Betterhelp but Donald has been attentive, thorough, and really seems to have an understanding of how more sensitive people like me process emotions. For the first time in therapy, I don't feel judged or too much for someone to have to deal with. He really makes me feel normal and helps guide me in a way that I don't feel pressured or demanded. I really feel like we would have great success working together long-term!

Written by S.H. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Don was fantastic. He is insightful, an active listener, and very easy to talk to.

Written by J.O. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Donald is a fantastic counselor, and very easy to talk to. He was the first counselor I have ever spoken to, and I was immediate impressed by how closely he listened to and understood what I was saying.

Written by T.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Donald McRae is wonderful!

Written by S.E. on Dec 17, 2020 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Very attentive and all around great guy