Donna Dunn

CSW, LCSW

About Me

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Georgia with 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, past trauma, grief/loss, aging and coping with life changes

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, client centered therapy and motivational interviewing. I believe in meeting people where they're at and do my best to tailor my approach to ones individual needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I frequently remind clients that the journey of 1000 miles begins with that one step. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW003568 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

CSW #12927564-3501 (Expires: 2024-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Donna Dunn. 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 K.A. on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Donna Dunn is an experienced therapist, laid-back, and real—a worthwhile and attentive companion for the psychotherapeutic ride.

Written by M.I. on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’m very grateful!!!

Written by J.U. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I had issues with therapist, and I was reaching out on my own for the first time. Donna really help me feel like I was on the right track to helping me and understood me better than myself. She understands and supports anything that points me in the right direction

Written by A.M. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Donna Dunn is an Excellent Therapist.

Written by B.R. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Thank you Joy, you have helped me get through so much and I feel so much more confident. BJ

Written by S.H. on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Donna has really helped me alot !! I enjoy talking to her and Really Listens to what I need to say and get off my chest . She's great I do highly recommend her!!

Written by Z.A. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Never had a therapist - Joy showed me how incredible the experience could be. My quality of life has improved dramatically. Thanks Joy and thanks BetterHelp!

Written by N.I. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coaching

Donna is the best!

Written by J.O. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Great so far

Written by H.A. on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Donna is amazing, she us very attentative to my individual needs

Written by V.A. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Donna has been amazing to work with. I feel very comfortable talking about anything on my mind, and she listens with a warm and sympathetic ear while offering alternate insights or framing when I need it. She always seems to have options for me to practice new skills or even simply try them out to see what works for me.

Written by A.S. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She has been amazing so far, and has really helped me be able to talk through my issues

Written by S.H. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Donna had been very patient with me as I open up and we get to know one another

Written by J.U. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Donna goes above and beyond to listen and help me understand my situation. She sends me coping skills that has helped me tremendously.

Written by K.E. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Donna is amazing. In the past, I have felt that I didn't connect with therapists and that they didn't have an understanding of my childhood, regionally cultural nuances, etc. I was so thrilled to find someone who shared many life experiences and was able to connect on a level that made me feel very understood. Love love love her! Looking forward to continuing our work together.

Written by L.Y. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna has been extraordinarily patient and helpful with my problems. She's very patient with my confusion and difficulty expressing my thoughts. I feel that I've made great progress and that this therapy has made my life so much better!

Written by L.I. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She lets me ramble and get all my thoughts out and helps guide me to a solution without giving me a straightforward answer. I love when she does that. It helps me more. She talks to me like a friend but also like a therapist should and it makes me more comfortable

Written by H.E. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Donna is extremely responsive, compassionate, and professional. She makes me feel like a priority and gives me things to work on between sessions to build the skills and habits I am trying to integrate into my daily life

Written by K.E. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Great listener highly recommend always checking on me randomly and sends me resources to work on to better myself as well!

Written by M.A. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna is earnest and genuine. She’s helped me a great deal and I do not hesitate to recommend her.

Written by D.A. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Donna (Joy) has been nothing short of patient, warm and understanding. I have come such a long way in my mental healing and confidence in myself in the last 3 months with her, that’s major for me!

Written by K.E. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I moved to another state so I will not be able to continue work with Donna, and I will miss working with her dearly. She is a caring and patient counselor, I wish her the best!

Written by N.O. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She’s a great listener and doesn’t mind honesty

Written by K.R. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is wonderful. She gives me the chance to talk about what’s on my mind, and if I’m totally blank, she has a topic for discussion ready to go. Amazing follow up and worksheets and goals…..everything. Really recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Donna has been amazing, she’s helped me outline my goals and has given me resources and ample support to reach those goals. Even in the moments where I may fall a bit short or feel like I fail, she is always there with an uplifting spirit and helps to get me back on track and acknowledge the progress I’ve made. I am happy to have started using Better Help, she’s been so helpful!

Written by C.H. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve really enjoyed counseling with Mrs. Dunn. She has helped a lot with my stress and anxiety. She’s very sweet and gives really great advice. I also enjoy the tips she sends! I usually write them on my mirror so I can read them to myself!

Written by S.U. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Mr. Dunn is always so helpful and she helps me to see the big picture! She has given me tools to help with my anxiety and depression and she is always so understanding. I really appreciate the time she takes with me and she also sends messages and helpful tips throughout the week which helps me to stay focused on my recovery! It's a journey and I'm so happy she is helping me along my journey to recovery!

Written by R.O. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s been nothing but fabulous

Written by K.E. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

She is prominent and she knows her stuff. I would highly recommend her.

Written by A.L. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

she wonderful and I love how she helping me goal setting.

Written by P.R. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Donna is AMAZING - she has helped me work through so much anxiety, and I have also noticed myself thinking more positively with sharper tools than I had before when I go into conversations that spike my anxiety. I can better approach situations now, that used to cause me to freeze in the past. I recommend Donna Dunn for anyone who finds themselves to be over-thinkers. She is attentive, supplies guidance in a timely manner, and helps line up all the chaos that is in my mind. ⚡️✨⚡️

Written by A.I. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning grief

Joy (Donna) is a very caring person. She and I have some similarities in common which I think makes her a better, more relatable counselor. She relates ideas and concepts in ways that really sick in and hit home. I'm a difficult patient sometimes - I have a problem with consistency - but she stays after me in a loving and not at all pushy way. I appreciate that she cares enough to continue to reach out, even when I've sort of disappeared.

Written by N.I. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's made communication a breeze!

Written by K.I. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Not threatening, obviously intelligent but doesn’t rub your face in it. Meets you where you are. Down to earth ☺️

Written by L.E. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, coping with life changes, and adhd

Donna is a great counselor she understands we’re I am coming from she never judges me and is always open ears to whatever is my concern

Written by R.O. on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks

I enjoy my time with Dona she seems to be very knowledgeable and gets me probably better than I get myself she’s a great listener.

Written by C.U. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Donna has been a great help to me. She knows how to work with me to develop my skills at managing anxiety and boosting confidence at a good pace without going too fast.

Written by S.H. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Donna has been immensely helpful. Practical and caring.

Written by S.T. on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd

She is very easy to talk to and offers great information to assist with my needs.

Written by J.E. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have only been talking with Donna for a week but she is very responsive and helps me see things from a different perspective. She provides me with tools to help myself and the support to help me understand it all.

Written by K.R. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve enjoyed working out my thoughts with Donna Dunn. She’s warm and open. I quickly felt at ease.

Written by D.O. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Better Help is amazing!! It’s the best program there is when traditional in office visits are either not available, too expensive or you just want a new way to do therapy. I strongly recommend!!

Written by C.A. on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Joy is amazing! She makes me so comfortable to just get it all out and not feel judged. I love the worksheets that she has sent. They help keep me focused on what my goals are with therapy. I feel that I’ve made great progress with her.

Written by V.R. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has been very responsive and supportive in every way. She keeps sessions comfortable and empathizes with me. Every session has been helpful in some way and I feel better than I have in weeks.

Written by B.E. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

Very helpful and Donna is always quick to respond. She is very knowledgeable and has offered so many avenues of resources that I can look in to for help.

Written by V.R. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is extremely attentive and listens to everything you have to say. Focuses on what’s important and helps guiding you through the situation. Very positive and a very good listener which helps in a way for you to talk your heart out.

Written by C.A. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna is the best listener and right off the bat made me feel super comfortable and heard! She’s been great at helping me re-direct my thoughts and focus. I like that I can just chat and she asks questions that keep me on track or help me see what I’m saying in a different way. I also appreciate the variety of worksheets she has sent me. They’ve been incredibly helpful to me, especially with organizing my thoughts. I just recently felt ready to go back to therapy and Donna has really made me feel like I’m healing and moving forward.

Written by J.A. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Absolutely the best! She's easy to talk to, listens well, and works hard to ensure the tools she's giving you work for you. Highly recommend!

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