Dr. Donna Daniel

LPC, LPCC

About Me

Greetings! I am Dr. Donna Daniel from New Mexico (recently moved from Arizona), and I would like to support you in your desire to change, improve or fix your situation. In some ways I am rather 'old school' having been a counseling professional for more than 30 years; I have seen a lot and experienced quite a range of events, places, work settings and clients over those years. On the other hand, I bring a very fresh and non-stodgy approach to the therapeutic relationship - rather than tell you I practice any particular style or theory of counseling, I will tell you that I bring my whole Self to each session, so am sensing with eyes, ears, energy enters/chakras and intuition how you are doing to determine how best to assist you in each contact we have.

This eclectic approach is based on many theorists' work, and includes Gestalt Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Mindfulness, trauma-informed care, thanatology & grief work. Especially the past year, when so many have been triggered for past abuses and betrayals by forced isolation, fears and loss of identity and self-esteem by the global health-related events, we are all grieving our 'old normal' to some extent and may need support for our healing.

I am a spiritual more than a religious person, and have practiced Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, a bit of Wicca, studied the Gnostic mystery schools, was briefly with the LDS church, and grew up Baptist. I know from personal experience that faith can be the cornerstone of our recovery and thriving, or it can be the hammer that knocks us down over & over again. No subject is taboo or forbidden with me, although I require that a client be seeking to rid themselves of damaging patterns and relationships; if you do not really want to or feel ready to heal, let's not start a relationship.

I've lived in half a dozen states, traveled extensively for work at military bases abroad in Italy, Germany England and Japan, and been on three pilgrimages to India. I am married 19 years to a wonderful man and am childless by choice. I lived off-grid for 14 years in AZ and was actively living a sustainable lifestyle, but grew tired of waiting for the apocalypse and wanted to live in a small town and develop relationships with my neighbors. I am thus not a big fan of technology as the centerpiece of daily life, and prefer natural settings to manufactured ones, although I recognize the attractions of urban living. My desire is to facilitate the well-being and spiritual ascension of all persons, one tiny step at a time if necessary. I believe in brief therapy, but am open to cycles of work on various topics and issues.
If this sounds like a relationship you want to try, I will appreciate hearing from you!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 38

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #AZ 1841 (Expires: 2023-10-31)

LPCC #CCMH0213001 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Donna Daniel. 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 J.U. on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Daniel is a great listener and is easy to talk with. Her insight is much appreciated.

Written by A.L. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

Dr. Daniel had studied so many different religions and I think that's what drew me to her. She doesn't shove any specific practice down your throat. I told her I wasn't into praying very much and she thought of other ways that wouldn't make me feel so conditioned. Her insite clearly comes from many places and I extremely appreciate that. Thank you Dr. Daniel for what you have done for me so far.

Written by X.I. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I feel very lucky to have met Dr. Daniel. I bring up all the messy issues of myself, fearing that I will be judged, but I only get support and help from Dr. Daniel. Every session has been a joy and great help for me.

Written by R.O. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Worthwhile

Written by A.L. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, adhd, and family conflicts

She’s so understanding, very patient, and has such a great perspective on her teachings ♥️♥️ Thank you Dr.Daniel!!!

Written by N.I. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues

I am very satisfied with Dr. Daniel. She understands very well my problems and the root - cause of them and guides me to the right direction always! Great person and professional therapist!

Written by D.E. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr Daniel is professional, compassionate

Written by J.A. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Daniel was paired with me from the start after filling out the BetterHelp survey. I couldn’t have asked for anyone more understanding and concerned about my well-being. She still continues to do so as my life challenges change like a revolving door, she has not given up on me and my situations. She is also down to earth, makes light appear at the end of a very dark tunnel! She is sure too aid young and old alike as she is a warm soul.

Written by N.I. on Dec 26, 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, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

Great experience. Excited to make continued progress

Written by A.N. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

she’s very nice and understanding. i feel like she isn’t judging me and genuinely wants to get to know me and help.

Written by N.I. on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Dr. Daniel has made a good connection with me. She understands what I am dealing with and has guided me through this difficult time.

Written by M.A. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is kind hearted and very skilled!

Written by T.H. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 4 days on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I really love how the process works where you share info about yourself, then in turn get to read a bio about the therapist matches to see who fits well with you. It’s like fate picked Dr. Daniel just for me:) she made me feel comfortable, like we knew each other in a past life. Highly recommend!

Written by J.O. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

She’s terrific & supportive. Expert & personal. Thank you.

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