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Donna Ford, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Messaging

About me

My name is Donna, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee. I have over 16 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient, inpatient, and in-home care. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, and addictions.

I use a person-centered, motivational, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling.

I would describe my style as warm, compassionate and supportive. Collaboration is important, together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I look forward to working with you to reach your emotional and mental health goals.

Thank you for taking care of yourself and seeking the support you need.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

TN LPC 2094

Reviews

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I recently started seeing Donna for counseling, and I can confidently say that she has been amazing. As it is my first time seeing a counselor, I was a bit nervous, but Donna's warm and welcoming demeanor put me at ease right away. Her sessions are truly transformative. Having a neutral person who listens attentively and provides sound, thoughtful advice feels wonderful. I'm grateful for her guidance and look forward to continuing this journey with her.

Written on May 29, 2024 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks

Donna is kind and understanding. She listens and provide actionable feedback that helps me move through my worries and concerns. She always professional and insightful. Our conversations are meaningful and helpful.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Donna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Donna is deeply caring and insightful. Her empathy and ability to make me feel loved and safe through the hardest chapter of my life deeply impacted my life. My journey had shattered me and Donna came beside me to help me put the pieces back together. She was encouraging without pushing, and challenging in the most empathetic and loving ways. She helped me find my own perspective and did not impose her own, helping me to figure out who I am and what I want from within myself.

Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with Donna for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is just who I needed. It's nice to have a therapist who listens but also adds to the conversation with intelligent insight and follows up with tools to help me between sessions. It's been difficult to find a great therapist. Donna is a winner.

Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Couldn’t make it at times without Donna

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Donna, is just excellent in every aspect. She is very professional and personable. Her suggestions, recommendations and support have made me achieve goals that I never thought possible. She is a wonderful listener and soon becomes easy to speak with.
I’ve been able to quit an addiction that never seemed possible. I cannot thank her enough!

Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions