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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 40457
She is the best therapist I have ever had on or offline. She is very responsive and supportive. Gives sound advice and challenges your thinking to move you forward.
Written on Feb 24, 2024 after therapy with Donna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching
I have been working with Donna for the last 7 or 8 months now and her support has been a great addition to my life. She is a great listener, does not make me feel judged, provides me with insight to different theories, and offers me worksheets to go through outside of our time together. I am super grateful for her support through this period of my life
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She’s very knowledgeable and understanding. She’s a very kind person.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 months
Donna is the best therapist I’ve ever had! Very compassionate,a great listener,and gives me insight into things I’ve never even thought we’re connected. I’ve had a lot of personal growth while under her care .she is also fair & balanced,helping me see things from others’ point of view . Everyone needs a Donna Byxbe in their life!
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I love my therapist. She’s always available and has helped me with so much
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Donna Byxbe is an excellent therapist. I feel comfortable discussing my issue without fear of judgment and she offers tools that help me a lot
Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse