About Me

I have been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 1996 and have provided counseling to ages 12 yrs old to 100 yrs of age. My speciality is aging although I have tons of experience working with couples as well as counseling for depression , anxiety, and some addictions. My therapy style is calming . You will never be judged as I am also very open minded . I am here to help improve clients quality of life as well as to help problem solve. I usually use cognitive behavior therapy to help clients. I will tailor our conservations and treatment plan to meet your needs. It takes courage to take the first step to seek help. I am here to help you get your life back to where you are more functional and happy.


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LCSW 3132


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Donna Cole. 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 by S.H. on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

You are very personable and attentive

Written by E.G. on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, com

I have have found Donna Cole to be very professional and helpful she makes therapy feel like a natural way to heal

Written by J.A. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Donna is very warm and welcoming. She interacts with me, make me feel at home.
I would recommend Donna and Betterhelp to anyone who's interested.

Written by M.I. on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have been working with Donna for over 8 months now. She is the absolute best at what she does. She has all of the qualities of a great therapist. She is empathic, warm, and caring. She also has great eye contact and active listening skills. She is very easy to talk to and is non-judgmental. She is very accommodating with her clients and always smiles. She has helped me so much when I was at my lowest. Thank you so much for all that you do and have done Donna. I can imagine that you have touched countless lives. Your are definitely a Godsend.

Written by S.A. on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Donna was prepared for each call. And she engaged me in helpful conversations. The pre-therapy eval was also helpful.

Written by C.H. on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna has been my counsellor for the past year and has been there for me through some very difficult times. Donna is so kind and caring and has supported me in such an understanding and compassionate way. Donna truly cares for the people she works with and that is reflected through our sessions and conversations. Thank you Donna for being there and supporting me and my family and getting back on my feet.

Written by J.E. on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna has been great so far. She reaches out even when I've somewhat fallen back which let's me know she cares.

Written by K.A. on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Donna's helped me open up and release a lot of my anxious blocks. She listens and doesn't judge. Highly recommend.

Written by C.A. on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I believe that she deserves a raise. She's been absolutely wonderful and has been so helpful. Thank you Donna.

Written by L.I. on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Does alot to accomdate you individually

Written by J.O. on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Donna is a great listener and asks wonderful questions. She makes me feel as if I’m able to just talk without being “too much.” She is willing to answer questions directly and offer solutions on better ways to approach situations which has been very helpful to me!

Written by L.A. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna feels safe opening up to and let’s you talk and offers ideas and suggestions that are are very helpful!

Written by L.A. on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Donna is kind, respectful and encouraging.

Written by M.A. on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

she slays

Written by L.A. on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

I have only had two sessions with Donna, but so far I consider her to be easy to talk to and caring.

Written by B.R. on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Donna has been great! She offers the best advice and already has helped me a lot.

Written by K.E. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have really appreciated having Donna as my therapist!

Written by M.O. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is wonderful!

Written by A.J. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Donna has been absolutely wonderful to speak with about what's going on. She is easy to talk to and very understanding.

Written by L.O. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Even on days where I’m thinking there isn’t a way to resolve or overcome whatever is going on in my life right now, Donna proves me wrong. She is always very respectful and sound with her advice and calmly handles every sensitive subject like a queen. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by D.E. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, grief, and sleeping disorders

Donna is amazing. Even if I think I don’t have any pressing issues during a session, she asks open ended questions that make me think and resolves things I didn’t even know about! If it’s wrong to love your therapist, then I’m just plain wrong!

Written by T.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I have worked with for 6 months. I started with her right at point of making suicide plans and was actively finding a way to make sure I could go off alone to do this.
With Donna she has taught me how to overcome the struggles of suicidal ideation and how redirect my thoughts.
Leading up to the suicidal plans had been 2 years of health issues that had not and still have been diagnosed. Because of Donna I now have hope to fight for my health outcomes and to not give up and stay focused on what she and I identified as most important to me.
I always felt confident to share anything with Donna including my addiction to body repetitive behavior. I’ve cried plenty of sessions and she’s always supported me for expressing my emotions in that way.
I would absolutely work with Donna again and would recommend her to anyone. She’s open minded not judgmental and very, very caring. Thank you Donna for helping me!

Written by R.I. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Donna is AMAZING. She really helps me feel heard and also chimes in to give her input, advice, and questions when needed! I can’t stress enough how relieved I was after speaking with her!

Written by D.E. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

The best Therapist ever that I have had so far

Written by S.U. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Things are going well with my sessions with Donna.

Written by M.I. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, an

So far I feel very listened to and validated. I plan to do more with Donna in hopes of seeing results that many others in the reviews have seen. I'm excited to see where we'll go.

Written by G.E. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I clicked with Donna straight away. She made me feel very comfortable opening up to her. I always look forward to our session as hard as it can be at times but she gives great input and guidance .

Written by F.E. on Mar 24, 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 never fails to make me feel heard & understood — without any judgment. I have never sought out therapy before. This is only my second session, but Donna truly helps settle my anxiety & helps me embrace healing!

Written by T.O. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

A really lovely lady that genuinely wants to understand and help.

Written by L.I. on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and anger management

Donna has been an absolute god send!! I feel comfortable talking to her and never judged that I feel the way I do or for an opinion I may have. I enjoy our session and look forward to many more!

Written by J.A. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, anger management, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, and addictions

Donna is the best therapist I’ve ever had, she is extremely professional but kind and caring all at once, she is very good at what she does and she takes pride in it, thank you Donna ❤️

Written by D.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

We’re only just getting started, but Donna is very response and a great listener. I’m excited to see where this goes.

Written by W.A. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Donna is responsive and supportive. I feel like she cares about me and is working hard to make sure I receive the guidance I need.

Written by T.A. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amazing

Written by L.U. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Donna is absolutely wonderful. She's always confirming and validating.

Written by K.A. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Donna is very kind and understanding. She is easy to talk to and made me feel at ease after just a few moments on the phone. Her insight has been spot on, and she has given me great advice and comfort.

Written by A.N. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

A compassionate therapist who thoroughly takes her time to listen and provide a comforting, safe session. I felt her years of expertise really made for a good session. Also loved that Donna would go out of her way to check in on me and is very responsive

Written by S.T. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Donna was great! She is very sincere and is easy to talk to! I would definitely recommend!

Written by M.I. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Very good first session. Made me feel relaxed

Written by D.A. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Donna is easy to talk to, and understands both WHAT I'm trying to say, and listens to HOW I say it. I fully appreciate her availability, and trust her to help me talk through my challenges.

Written by L.O. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Donna is a great therapist who is kind and caring and a lovely person who listens and gives great advice. She sends messages in between appointments so I don't feel alone, and always feel like I have someone who is checking in on me and seeing how I am.
I feel listened to and cared about and it has helped me tremendously to have someone to talk to openly and discuss my thoughts and feelings.

Written by M.A. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I am so happy I was matched with Donna! She’s very responsive, caring, a great listener, and makes me excited to be in therapy. I feel like I am in a safe space to discuss any topic and to have someone who cares. I would highly recommend her!!

Written by R.E. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Donna is great She helps you break down the issue and helps you see the issue clearer

Written by V.I. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Had a few sessions with Donna, and have to say she’s brilliant! Really caring and professional. She was great at cheering me up.
I’m going through a break up , and by talking to Donna I started to see the issues that were present in that relationship. She also gave me advice how to cope with my emotions.

Written by N.I. on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Donna has been wonderful. She is a great listener who cares a lot about her clients. I have learnt many techniques for managing my anxiety and stresses, which has helped a lot.

Written by S.T. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, intimacy-related issues, grief, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, addictions, parenting issues, compas

Very helpful if you need someone.

Written by J.A. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Donna is a great listener, and she really cares about her clients.

Written by Y.A. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is wonderful and I feel I can trust her

Written by C.A. on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She's good. And thank you so much for helping me to be better

Written by E.D. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Donna has been nothing but short of amazing

Written by E.D. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

After my first session with Donna she listened to all my concerns and understood how I can move on.

Written by A.N. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have only had a few sessions with Donna so far but she has already helped me feel so comfortable in expressing how I truly feel and opening up about my whole life. She has given me great tools already for coping with my anxiety, these past few weeks have been getting easier for me thanks to Donna and her words of advice of how to cope. It’s also great to have someone to listen to me without any judgment

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