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Donda Goodson, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

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

License information



VA LPC 0701010486


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Donda Goodson. 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.

She keeps you accountable and is not submissive to protect your feelings. She will let you know what you need to hear and definitely portrays tough love, but in the nicest, most gentle way possible!

Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Donda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

Mrs Goodson is very understanding and presents herself in a professional and courteous manner during our sessions.

Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Donda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I’ve been with Donda for a whole year today, and wow has she changed my life! I felt comfortable sharing everything even the things I’ve never spoke about before and she not only was there for me but gave me tools that I’ll use for the rest of my life! I would recommend her for anything and everything since she went above and beyond what I expected as a therapist. Thank you Donda for everything

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Donda for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

This was my very first time trying therapy. Donda is such a kind, intentional and insightful therapist. I highly recommend her. She is very soft spoken and honest. I’m so glad to have her!

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Donda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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