Donna Cussigh

LCSW, LIMHP

About me

I have spent the last 25 years of my profession working in the child welfare system. The experience I have gained has been invaluable. I have had the privilege of working with clients in many different areas, and have learned a great deal about other cultures, socioeconomic status, and the challenges disenfranchised people have faced. I have also worked with countless families who are at an impasse on how to parent effectively in today’s world and be a healthy and communicative family system.
This experience has allowed me to learn how to be creative in providing evidence based interventions for depression, anxiety, ADHD, other emotions that come from life stressors and past trauma. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and be as emotionally and mentally healthy as you can be….to be the best version of yourself! Together we will develop a goal of what the version looks like to you. I will be there to support you along your journey and provide honest and supportive feedback.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MO LCSW 2021002471

NE LIMHP 3013

TX LCSW 109106

KS LSCSW 3586


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Donna Cussigh. 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 Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Donna is very in tune to my needs & offers alternative to dealing with my anxiety & setting boundaries

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months

Donna has been a great help to me. She listens, counsels, offers helpful suggestions and, in general, assists me in making changes that help me alleviate my problems or cope with them in a way that makes my life happier!

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Love it!

Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Donna has been such a blessing to work with. She has created a safe space for me to share my inner most thoughts, even when they aren’t totally appropriate, and shows no judgement but rather validates that it’s okay to feel things. She’s helped me so much in learning how to be a better partner in my relationship as we’ve gone through new phases. And has helped me to be kinder to myself as I’ve been going through my own personal journey. She’s patient, warm, and simply listens without feeling obligated to fill the space unnecessarily. I highly recommend working with her!

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Donna keeps it simple and keeps me on a steady, achievable pace. She’s very easy to talk to and I look forward to meeting with her each time.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

she sends me things to calm down, during the week when she knows i have stuff going on. she really has helped me. i love her! she is one of the best therapists i have had!

Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna provides thought-provoking guidance with a calm demeanor. She offers great support on my mental health journey.

Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Donna did a great job of listening to my needs and responding supportively.

Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

What I love most about working with Donna is her availability via email. She is very responsive and sends articles and resources between sessions.

Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Donna is a fantastic listener and has provided me with some really practical ways to take charge of my mental health and well-being.

Written on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Awesome love her

Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Donna was instrumental in helping me get through a major transition in my life. She was approachable, helpful, and supportive. She helped me reflect and figure out some relationship dynamics in my life and how to move forward with them in healthy, practical ways. I highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

I've inundated Donna with a lot of information in a short period of time, and she has kept up with me on a daily basis, which I'm very grateful for! I'm a basket case, and she has kept me on the straight and narrow, which I'm also grateful for. I like the format of BetterHelp, and I think I'll be sticking around for at least another month after my first month ends. It's something I look forward to on a daily basis.

Written on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

Donna has been very helpful. She’s an attentive listener. She offers practical feedback that has been extremely beneficial. She is knowledgeable and is thorough in following up and checking in. I couldn’t recommend her enough!

Written on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Donna listens to me and provides validation. She helps me sort through what I'm dealing with. I feel comfortable talking to her.

Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

She’s Awesome

Written on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Donna is a marvelous help - such a listening ear, someone I can really talk to without fear of judgment.

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Donna is extremely kind and compassionate. She's willing to talk about things that many people are uncomfortable with sharing and expanding upon, and she does it with tact. I love that she laughs with me, and her personality shows through in her work.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I have only had one session so far but left that session with some hope which is something I haven’t felt lately.

Work with me!