About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Texas. I have been practicing since 1995, most of this time in Community Mental Health Programs. I have worked with many issues of concern to my clients, ranging from serious mental illness to life choices. I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, elderly individuals, couples and groups.

In 2005, I opened my private practice and kept it open full time until 2020. During the pandemic, my clientele reduced due to my choosing to begin telehealth sessions instead of face-to-face sessions. I am residing in a smaller city and most of the population is not comfortable with tele-health so I decided to continue at a reduced capacity as long as possible. In early 2021, I accepted the vaccine in an effort to revive my practice but became ill due to complications. I stopped practicing for approximately 3 months, until I could be sure that I was feeling well enough to provide my clients with the services they deserved. In December 2021, I tested positive with the virus and became very ill. I am now practicing through Better Help rather than begin my solo private practice again.

I am competent in the use of Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Client-Centered, and Transpersonal therapies. I specifically focus on hypnotherapy, meditation, and inner child support in the Transpersonal therapies. Each of these therapies are used based on the treatment plan which is derived from the problems or concerns that the client defines as their choice for treatment and the goal they wish to reach.
In working with couples, the goal is to enhance healing independently and interdependently. I believe that we are attracted to someone who fits like a lock and key with ourselves. This engages our personal issues so that our significant other becomes the rock upon which we break ourselves and then heal through positive communication techniques, compromise and negotiation.

I believe that each person is unique and the path for growth of each person can only be determined by themselves, or jointly, for couples. My role in the support of my clients is to lend them my knowledge, feedback and guidance as they grow through the process of the journey. Each client has the right to self-determination and respect and can refuse any treatment suggestion without fear of consequences.
I am honored to assist you in your choice of becoming the best version of yourself, and, if appropriate, as a union of two creating a separate identity while maintaining each individually.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 32

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LCSW 40457


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Donna Byxbe. 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 on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Donna Byxbe is an excellent therapist. I always look forward to our sessions each week. She is always professional and willing to be flexible with appointment times and availability.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Donna is a caring and compassionate professional. I felt better after only 1 session and continue to improve with every session we have.

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna has helped me so much in just a couple of sessions. I feel like she hears me and understands me and is helping me on my journey to gain my power and know myself.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Donna is very supportive. She is the best therapist I have ever had. She understands my needs and she addresses the root of my problems. She challenges my thinking in a healthy way that helps me make the best decision for my growth and wellbeing.

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

she is wonderfully amazing in an absolutely fantasticles way

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

In a very short amount of time I have made a lot of progress, Donna is a great active listener and she offers input when most needed. She is the guiding light in my growth journey and I couldn’t be happier to have been paired with someone that knows exactly how to talk to me.

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Donna is respectful and approaches trauma with care and calm. I would definitely recommend her to others who have experienced trauma.

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Donna has helped me through a really tough season of my life, I appreciate her kind tone and helpful support.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Donna is amazing & so thorough. Grateful to have found her!

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She was more helpful than expected.

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Listens to my issues and offers compassion and encourages you to cut yourself some slack. She has also given me insight in how to work with my children better as well as ideas on how to help them. So far, I've learned by helping my children deal with their own issues, then ultimately that will reduce my stress level.

Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

So far she has went above and beyond on giving me helpful information. She makes me feel at ease and she is highly knowledgable. I am excited to work with her more.

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I've only done 1 session thus far, but she has already provided me with worksheets and has followed up with me on them before my next session. I truly feel cared for and I believe she can help me where I am needing help.

Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

She's great!

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Shes great. She's helped me a lot

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Donna is wonderful. She focuses on me in every session and takes the time to remember what we talked about in the previous session. Donna is a great cheerleader when I need it and a stern taskmaster when it's necessary. I get so much out of every interaction with her.

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Donna is a wonderful support for me, and has given me really helpful insights that I will carry with me going forward!

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Donna is very great, a good listener gives sound advice, can explain what's happening and helps me to get to the root of it all. Good stuff!

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Donna is patient, a greater listener and very insightful.

Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s patient and I definitely need someone to be patient

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Donna is AMAZING. She is very professional, listens to you well then tries to open your eyes on other perspectives. She's a very nice, respectful, and caring person that excels at her job, and I highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is a kind and lovely human that is dedicated to her craft and deeply cares about the work she is doing.

Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Though we've only had one visit, Donna has had some great insight and feedback and it has been very helpful.

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Donna is an excellent therapist and I’m looking forward to more sessions in the future!

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

I just started but so far, it’s great.

Work with me!