Donda Goodson

LMHC, LPC

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #1082 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

LMHC #MH18483 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LPC #0701010486 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

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.

Written by E.T. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Donda has been a delight to work with over the past few weeks. Each time we speak I come out with new questions, new answers and new exercises to work on. I have come out of these sessions feeling refreshed, recognized, and much improved as a whole.

Written by R.E. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is so kind, patient, and seems to really want to help me.

Written by R.A. on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and anger management

Donda has really helped me work through challenges at the forefront of my life, and also some that I’ve been unwilling to look at myself, that were a bit more latent. She has given me excellent tools to use to manage my anxiety and depression and I feel better than I have in quite some time.

Written by R.A. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She is very helpful!

Written by R.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Donda Goodson has been the best help, she’s very knowledgeable and insightful! With her experience she has an amazing answers to all of my questions and great solutions to work through until the next session. I know with my heart she cares about each patient and will spend the quality time and care when she is in session with you as well as outside the sessions!

Written by J.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Donda is so caring and genuine. She asks excellent questions and doesn’t have a business like approach, which I have felt that with my past counselors. She makes you feel very relaxed and I love how conversational her style is. Highly recommend her!

Written by M.E. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Donda has been so valuable to my current life situation and working through both my feelings and the facts. She had helped me remain mindful of the present and to problem solve.

Written by B.E. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 weeks

Donda is a very caring and supportive. She goes above and beyond to help. I highly recommend her.

Written by L.E. on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Donda for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Donda is positive, encouraging, and a great listener. She gives very specific, practical advice that can be applied to your circumstances in order to help you in the healing process. I would highly recommend her.

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