My name is Donda Goodson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Vocational Rehabilitation and my Master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Rehabilitation Counseling. I received my counseling license in 1992 from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. The majority of my clinical experience is from mental health agencies and private practice. I have worked with clients ages 4 to 74 with various issues to include anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, obsessive compulsive disorders, trauma and stress related disorders, individuals struggling to maintain sobriety, those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders and parents doing their best to parent but find themselves struggling and feeling frustrated. Through the utilization of client-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy, I work to help you work through obstacles and reach your personal goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LPC LPC01082
VA LPC 0701010486
FL LMHC MH18483
Donda is an exceptional therapist. She is kind, compassionate and highly skilled. She has been a game changer in my life. I am so grateful to have found her.
Written on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Donda for 11 months
Donda has helped me navigate through some challenging situations and I value her insight. She is professional and easy to talk to. Highly recommend Donda Goodson!
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
Donda is wonderful. Her honesty and feedback is what made this experience so valuable. She is very accommodating, patient, and knowledgeable. I really, really enjoyed working with her. Donda helps provide tangible and meaningful solutions that become incredible tools. I am very grateful to her wisdom and feel equipped to take on the next chapter ahead. She is great.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I love Ms. Goodson. That’s my girl. She keeps it real with me & I love that!
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
I would highly recommend Donda. She has been so kind and understanding. She really listens to my problems and draws me out when I'm not sure what to say. She takes her time working through issues and waits until I'm ready to discuss them. She also has great ideas and suggestions for coping skills. I'm so glad that I was connected with her.
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Donda is very warm, kind, and thoughtful. I found her easy-to-talk-to and supportive. She is also able to kindly assert and present helpful counter-points. I always left her sessions feeling productive and like I had clear goals in front of me. I would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes