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Dr. Donna Goodwin, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management Depression
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About me

I have been a licensed psychologist for the past 15 years and have enjoyed my work as a military psychologist for the U.S. Navy as well as a private practitioner. My experience includes work with individuals who suffered from all types of depression, anxieties, obsessive-compulsive disorders, traumas, as well as life issues re: race. culture, discrimination, transgender issues, and other issues related to major life changes.

My approaches to therapy include client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and psychodynamic therapy as well as solution-focused therapy. I support an honest, trusting client-provider relationship to assist clients with their needs.

Reaching out for assistance (therapy) may be a first step in mastering the life changes you may be experiencing, Congratulations on your request for support. I look forward to working with you and offering support to you on your life's journey.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Codependency, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

HI Psychologist PSY-965


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Donna Goodwin. 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.

Dr. Goodwin has been a source of help and comfort for me as I grieve the loss of my mother. She has also given me excellent advice as I cope with chronic illness. I recommend her very highly.

Written on Apr 08, 2024 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Goodwin is caring, kind, thoughtful and intelligent. Her prompting really has helped me explore deeper issues and understand how my past experiences are influencing my current behaviors. I took a break from Betterhelp for about a year, but when my anxiety flared up again, I immediately sought out Dr. Goodwin. Glad I did!!!

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Dr. Goodwin has helped me get through a challenging and transitional time in my life. I appreciate her expertise and insight

Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Goodwin is truly amazing. She has expertise that she shares with an inspiring degree of empathy and understanding that has helped me for almost a year. I met Dr. Goodwin during a time of multiple painful and scary transitions in my life and with her help I’ve been able to navigate every turn of this winding road, better than I could imagine. She is thoughtful and really helps me identify my core issues as well as guiding me on tools for how to address those issues. My life is infinitely better with Dr. Goodwin as my therapist. I couldn’t be happier to have met her and become her patient. I finally feel seen and heard in ways I didn’t think I ever could be. Her vast knowledge and experience coupled with her ability to meet people where they are, makes her an impeccable person and therapist. I’m so grateful. Thank you, Dr. Goodwin.

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Goodwin has been invaluable in helping me to ask myself questions that allow me to learn more about myself and prompt me to see things in a new light. She has taught me essential skills to manage my anxiety, shift my mindset, and find peace and contentment even when life gets tough. She is sensitive and understanding, while providing the necessary rationality and reason I need to help combat my old thinking habits. I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking to build their emotional skills and intelligence!

Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Goodwin is very empathetic and understanding. I love her "realness" and look forward to working with her each week.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief