Dr. Donna Bliss


About Me

Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience?
Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been holding you back or move forward in embracing a new and better lifestyle, today is a great day to start. My name is Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss and I welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how we can work together to help you have a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Is it really possible to feel better about yourself and achieve your goals?
The answer is a resounding yes. I have worked as a clinical social worker for almost 30 years. Most of my experience has involved working in the addictions and mental health fields including working with individuals in recovery, persons that came from dysfunctional families, sexual abuse survivors, and couples. I have directed addiction treatment programs and have helped many people find a path to well-being and recovery, no matter how challenging their circumstances.

Can I help you?
I am currently licensed as a clinical social worker in Maryland, District of Columbia, Georgia, and Colorado. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, and sex, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, career challenges, and sexual abuse backgrounds. I have seen people make dramatic positive changes in their lives as they finally addressed problems that had been holding them back. I believe everyone has the potential to change their lives for the better no matter how difficult their circumstances.

How I work with clients.
My counseling style is engaging and solution-focused. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. Rather than just talk about problems, I work with my clients to address issues and make positive changes in their lives.

Take the next step.
If you have read my profile to this point, why don’t you take the next step and reach out to me. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you to achieve your goals.

My Affirmation: I celebrate diversity in all its forms and welcome clients regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical ability.


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW-C #07961 (Expires: 2021-10-31)

LICSW #LC303656 (Expires: 2021-07-31)

LCSW #CSW004292 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LCSW #CSW.09925188 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by J.E. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Dr. Bliss is assisting me in therapy while this was only my first session, I feel I will be able to better manage things after my time with Dr. Bliss.

Written by E.D. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

So far our sessions have been very good , if I could change one thing it would be a option for 1hour sessions

Written by M.A. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Bliss was very assertive . She listened , she did not rush me . She is very courteous and professional

Written by C.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd