Thank you reaching out , My name is Donald and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor as well as a certified YOGA instructor. I enjoy working with others to achieve a happy values based life. Life happens and sometimes we do need some help to get back on track. Sometimes this is brief intervention other times it is an on-going struggle. Either way I can be there to assist you on your personal journey. I have my own experiences with life issues that I share and draw from to assist others as well as an education from The University of Pittsburgh where i received my masters degree in Social Work. Over time I have developed a rather "laid back" approach to therapy, and some have told me I have a calming influence. My experience includes EMDR ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) nd Motivational interviewing. I am also a huge fan of mindfulness (meditation) which has proven efficacy for many life problems. I draw from my experience with yoga and meditation to assist folks with anxiety/depression, grief, and trauma.
I graduated U of Pitt Magna Cum Laude and Golden Key Honor Society as Masters in Social Work and certifications in Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health.
I have spent much of my career working with addicts, homeless people, veterans suffering from PTSD and readjustment issues. I have recently retired from the Veterans Administration where i worked with the veterans with a wide range of issues. I have also worked as a therapist in Drug Rehabilitation in patient settings.
I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how I may be able to help.
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My response time is very flexible as I am mostly retired but my preference is early morning, later afternoons or evenings. I can also be available later at night with advance notice/scheduling.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Donald Rindfuss is great at listing and using life learned lessons and putting them into the perfect analogy too understand what's going on or the meaning behind something
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I wanted to start therapy fast and with someone who could provide through and well thought out solutions to my concerns. Donald has been a huge help and provided me with reasonable solutions and I am grateful to be paired with someone as skilled in this field as him. 10/10
Written on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Beat therapist I ever had. I often get side tracked when I talk cause I got a lot of stuff going on. He never makes me feel overwhelmed. Always sends activities or reading material. Seems to know what kid of person I am because the reading material is extremely on point!
Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Very understanding and patient. Offers solid advice.
Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Donald has been helpful and understanding of a multitude of situations I'm experiencing. I would recommend Donald to others with similar circumstances.
Written on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks
I really appreciate all the advice and all of the extra information I’m given outside of our sessions. I feel a bit more confident with trying to control my anxiety by trying out the new techniques I’ve learned.
Written on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes