Welcome! My name is Donamarie Oligino and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Connecticut and South Carolina, currently living in South Carolina. Taking the time to talk through one’s struggles can be empowering and the first step toward healing. Whether you need help with an ongoing issue or a new situation that has arisen, I will work with you to develop an individualized plan that meets your needs. I will value your time and concerns and give them the best I have to offer. I am passionate about my work and my desire to help people. I am confident that you will find me to be a great listener and a personable, compassionate, unbiased clinician.
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I have been employed in the counseling profession for over 17 years and have practiced in both hospital and outpatient settings. My approach to therapy is client centered and I utilize a cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approach to help you achieve your goals. I am also well versed in crisis and trauma intervention and EMDR. Throughout my career I have specialized in working with teens, adults and families who are coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health issues, relationship issues, caregiving, or grief/loss.
I am married with 3 children and two dogs named Trouble and Chaos. When not working to help people improve their lives, I enjoy reading, attending concerts, and spending time with my family and friends.
I look forward to working with you to help achieve your goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #005470 (Expires: 2019-10-31)
LISW #12459 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
Donamarie is a great councillor, really listens and understands me.
All my life, I felt broken and incomplete. Donamarie helped me find the missing pieces of myself I didn’t know existed and I am better off than I’ve ever been. I can’t thank her enough for her help.
Donamarie Oligino has always treated me with respect and has got me to say and open up more than I would ever with another person. I may be going through a tough time and it may not get better tomorrow, but I know she is there to help.
I’m still very new to therapy and this site. I’ve only had a couple of direct sessions with Donamarie outside of messaging, but already without a doubt, I’d recommend both Donamarie and BetterHelp to anyone. It’s absolutely wonderful. Even with being in a completely different time zone, I’m very comfortable and it’s simply perfect. Donamarie is so lovely, it’s so easy to talk to her and I feel very comfortable to do so. I’ve mentioned things and said I want to come back to them later and she never pushes. It’s wonderful having someone who understands you and wants to help. I’m so beyond grateful I came across this site and was able to sign up. So grateful. Thank you.
I've been speaking to Dona for about 2 weeks now, and she's just, honestly, super sweet. She makes you feel super comfortable and this has really helped me a lot. I would highly recommend her.
Wonderful and sweet, while also professional and bringing in "serious therapy aspects" such as worksheets to help present me with new views or ideas.
Donamarie is a caring, responsive, supportive and experienced professional who continues to provide me with the resources needed to help me deal with the issues that I am currently facing.
After nearly a year of counseling, Donamarie continues to impress me with her knowledge, empathy, experience, and professionalism.
She is never pushy; she does not make me feel bad when I fail; she recognizes when I am becoming too isolated; and she makes sure to remind me that she is there for me. These are just a few of the wonderful things about her - there are many, many more.
Donamarie is extremely skilled at getting me to open up and to look at my issues from a variety of perspectives. I have seen quite a few counsellors in the past, but none have been even half as intelligent, open, and kind.
It is clear that Donamarie loves her work and that she is a seeker of knowledge who understands the importance of continuing education. She not only keeps up to date on the latest research and treatments, but she also accommodates and incorporates new information into her practice and her understanding of others. As a result, her openness and acceptance of others are boundless; a shining example of how we all could, and should, strive to be.
NOTE: Donamarie's areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) trauma, sexual abuse and sexual violence, depression, anxiety, and the complex relationships between psychological and physical pain (these are just a few areas that are relevant to my case specifically).
I've worked with Donamarie for the last 2 months. She is so understanding so caring and really helps me. I've suffered from anxiety for a long time. Her caring attitude, advice and tips on how to manage and cope with anxiety really help. I couldn't recommend her enough as a counsellor.
Great counselor. Understands my issues and helps me work through them. Very kind and respectful. Highly recommend her!
I have been receiving counseling from Donamarie for a few weeks and I must say that it has helped me greatly. I appreciate her view on situations that I share with her because she shares an objective opinion on the matters and suggests ways on how to deal with them. Also I found the exercise sheets interesting, it is a way to think deeper about underlying feelings that cause actions from my side.
I love that Donamarie is also a mother, she's helped me with my own parenting without ever making me feel judged.
She's also helping me through some more sensitive topics with kindness, compassion and expertise.
I would reccomend Donamarie to anyone, and look forward to working with her in the coming weeks.
I just started talking to Donamarie, but I have to say I have been able to be the most open and honest with her than I have with any other therapist I have had in the past in a traditional office setting, and I think she meshes well with my outlook on what methods I want to use to better myself and my mental health.
Donamarie has been an amazing support to me in a very difficult time. She is wonderful.
I always felt hesitant about reaching out but I'm very glad I did. Donamarie is very understanding and provides great knowledge besides multiple resources to find solutions. This has helped me meditate on my thoughts and figure out the best for me. She's definitely of great help.
Donamarie understands me and is always available when i need her. She makes me feel comfortable talking about things that would otherwise be an uncomfortable topic for me to discuss especially since this is my first time to seek for counselling.
Mrs. Oligino is great! She really listens and does her best to provide you with the help you need to over come the obstacles that you might be experiencing. She cares and really tries her best to offer you adequate solutions.