Dr. Donna Bliss

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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: 2023-10-31)

LICSW #LC303656 (Expires: 2023-07-31)

LCSW #CSW004292 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LCSW #CSW.09925188 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Written by A.M. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr Bliss is the absolute best therapist ever. I am so lucky to have her. Highly recommend

Written by B.R. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Donna is a very direct therapist who was quickly able to hep me get to the bottom of most of the issues I came tp her for. Her goal-setting approach is exactly what I needed to succeed in my mental health journey. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for therapy

Written by D.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

I was in search of at smart person who could put my ways to task. Dr Donna does so with compassion and directness. I appreciate every moment I get to spend speaking with her.

Written by N.I. on Dec 31, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Bliss’ techniques have held me together in 2020. I am grateful for our sessions and take these tools with me everyday.

Written by E.D. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt

Dr Donna has been wonderful, getting me they my troubling times and even in good times , I feel she set me on a path of understanding and contentment with who I am , her homework and goals make things more interactive and positive!!

Written by C.H. on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Dr. Bliss is someone who is able to find the root of your problem and be there for you but forces you to confront it. She tells you like it is and doesn't let you get away from focusing on that issue. Its refreshing and very effective. She deserves so much of the credit for how my life improved during a time of crisis!

Written by A.N. on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Donna has been a life changer for me, particularly during COVID. I was nervous about trying virtual therapy, but I’m so glad I tried it! I look forward to my sessions and they’ve turned out to be MORE helpful than the “traditional” counseling I tried years ago. Dr. Donna is incredibly perceptive and I am always amazed by what she helps me learn about myself.

Written by A.L. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Dr. Bliss has been wonderful during our therapy sessions. She listens to what I have to say in a very judgement free zone. There have been several insights about myself that I have had during our sessions because having someone to talk about my anxieties outloud with can really help in identifying what may be a cause of my anxiety and then coping mechanisms along with that.

Written by J.E. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy 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 M.A. on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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