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Donna Bolinger, LCSW, LCSW-C

LGBTQ+ Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licenced clinical social worker providing individual therapy in Maryland and Pennsylvania. I have 25 years of experience working with individuals facing a wide range of issues and stressors including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, family issues, life challenges and healthy adjustment to life changes. I have extensive experience working with the aging population, caregivers, chronic and debilitating illness, and death and dying.
I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, warmth, compassion and understanding. I believe a person is much more than a category or label and use a strengths based approach with multi-modal forms of therapy. I will work in collaboration with you to identify your goals and treatment needs and believe in open and honest dialogue that will empower you and assist you in meeting your goals.
It takes courage to face changes and challenges and I am here to support you.

Donna Bolinger, LCSW-C

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

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

Services offered


License information

PA LCSW CW020584

MD LCSW-C 12446


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

Ms. Donna is a great listener and always provides insightful perspectives to increase your awareness and emotional maturity!

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Donna is an excellent therapist! She has helped me get through a very difficult situation with my son. She has amazing insight and has given me coping skills that have helped me accept and move forward. I highly recommend Donna to amyone going through hard times.

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning parenting issues

Donna's awesome, she's direct but kind, honest but supportive, she not only leads you to realizations but helps you understand overcome and cope with them.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 9 months

Donna is very down-to-earth, understands me, and supports me so well. I'm always happy to talk with her, and am not hesitant to talk to her about my issues the way I have been with therapists in the past.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months

Donna has been such a great source of support for me for more than half a year, she has gotten me through some of my hardest transition points with great advice and sensitivity. I truly enjoy our sessions and leave every one feeling like I have made progress with my own mental health.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Donna is just amazing. I tired therapy once for about 2 weeks and absolutely hated it. I went onto Betterhelp again to try one final time and was connected with Donna.

This woman has changed my view of therapy. She makes me feel so relaxed, talks sense and understands me more than I do lol. I like ‘direct’ advice with no ‘fluff’ and she gives me that.

I enjoy my weekly sessions with her and she has a really fun, warm and friendly personality.

I’m glad I was matched with Donna. I wouldn’t know where I would be in my life right now and appreciate her so much. She’s changed my pessimistic view of therapists. I look forward to my weekly sessions with her.
Thanks Donna

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues