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Dr. Donald Strauss, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Intimacy Depression
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About me

I have had the opportunity to practice with clients with a wide variety of issues. In recent years my primary focus has been with clients with deteriorative neurodegenerative disorders( ALS and MS) life altering burns,bipolar disorders and chronic mental health issues. In addition I have treated helping professionals suffering from compassion fatigue. I have a MSW from Florida State University and a Ph.D from The University of Maryland in Clinical Social work. I am a member of the Academy of Clinical SocialWork( ACSW) and a Board Certified Diplomat in Social Work(BCD). My primary treatment modalities are Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral Health Intervention guided by Evidence Based findings. I employ a process that provides alternatives to life approaches and strategies that no longer serve the individual by offering new ways to address life issues within the safety of a helping relationship.The approach includes problem solving and adopting new cognitive approaches to guide thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Evidence-Based generated findings add specific interventions that are productive in helping with issue resolution.

Professional experience

52yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services offered

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License information

SC LISW 11121


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Donald Strauss. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I feel Dr, Strauss is really helping me deal with and address some issues which have plagued me for years.

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Donald for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Strauss is a man for all seasons. He listens and is empathic, make numerous suggestions for help. So far, he is just right for me.

Written on Apr 30, 2024 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Strauss is one of the most skilled, knowledgeable, and kind people I have ever known. I recommend him highly.

Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Donald for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning compassion fatigue

I didn't believe that therapy actually works until I met Dr. Strauss. He's great, and he has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that I appreciate deeply. I am a better person for having met him. His approach is empathetic yet pragmatic, striking a perfect balance between listening and providing actionable advice. The techniques and insights he has shared have been instrumental in my personal growth and mental health journey. I know therapy is a very personal experience, but I would suggest him to anyone looking for a therapist who is genuinely committed to their clients' well-being. Dr. Strauss's professional demeanor, coupled with his warm and non-judgmental attitude, makes each session not just therapeutic but also a learning experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Strauss to anyone seeking a transformative therapy experience.

Written on Dec 03, 2023 after therapy with Donald for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Strauss was extremely helpful and educational, he got me back on track and gave me the tools I needed to make positive changes in my life, I highly recommend him.

Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Donald for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Transformed my life.

Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Donald for 1 year and 6 months