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!
Additional areas of focus: 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, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
GA LCSW CSW003568
UT CSW 12927564-3501
After only two appointments I feel we are off to a good start.
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem
Where do I even begin.. Donna is amazing! I have only been meeting with her for about a month month, but she has already helped me so much.
I feel like she truly listens to me and somehow always says what I need to hear. She helps me see things from a different perspective and gives me the hope to keep working through my struggles. She has given me the tools and confidence to believe in myself that I can make the necessary changes in my life. She keeps things real and helps me see what I can change, but also helps me see my flawed thinking and that I'm not always the problem.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I am absolutely thrilled with the way I am able to handle myself so much better. I have been able to use the tools that Donna gives me and they are working. This is going to benefit me in so many areas of my life.
I am very grateful for Donna. She show me so many different avenues of understanding the situation’s I struggle with.
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Donna is awesome, very understanding, and relatable. She understood my point of view and helped me get there even when I didn't know what was wrong. Thank you!
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Donna has been great to work with. She is very professional, yet kind and caring.
Written on Jul 09, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Donna has been listening, thoughtful, and direct which is what I sought in a therapist
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties