In working as a licensed counselor, I strive to bring a blend of experience, energy, compassion, concern, and education to the counseling process, in working with those I serve. I have worked with children, adults, couples, and families for over 10 years. I have years of experience with mental and behavioral health, as well as substance abuse. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Charleston Southern University and my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia Southern University. I am currently a Licensed Processional Counselor in Georgia and a National Board Certified Counselor. I have worked as a Therapist and also served as a Clinical Director, providing counseling and treatment on both an outpatient and inpatient level.
I would describe my approach in counseling as one that is client centered and individualized, filled with empathy and compassion. I am also direct and work with my clients to help them achieve their goals. I work from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, but also utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I like to focus on client’s strengths and help build upon that to deal with crisis situations or any past trauma that one may be working through.
On a personal note, I was raised in South Carolina, so I love the water and seafood, as my own personal ways to unwind. I am also married and my husband serves in the military.
I look forward to working with you and helping you to achieve your goals and grow to better love yourself.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem Read more...
LPC #LPC009144 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I have been talking with Donna for over a year now and 100% look forward to our talks. Even on weeks where I am feeling confident it is good to talk through the good feelings too!
Donna is professional, attentive, detail oriented, client focused, supportive, pragmatic, and a ray of sunshine!
Donna is a wonderful therapist. I can sing her praises daily. She listens well, follows, asking important and proping questions. She is great
Donna is an exceptional counsellor!! She is such a good active listener and has helped me develop skills to assert myself and work on some happiness skills in general. Can not recommend her highly enough :)
Donna has provided me with thoughtful, kind, and affirmative counselling. She always takes time to listen to what I have to say and has provided me with a variety of ways to express myself and explore my thoughts and feelings. I was very nervous about starting counselling but Donna has made me feel so comfortable on my journey. Thank you Donna!
Donna is amazing. Her sessions have certainly helped me look at things in a different perspective. She is patient, motivating and very insightful. I am really happy that I got matched with her! She’s the best!
Mrs. Kemp has helped me so much in such a short amount of time. She’s absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommend her to my friends or others who seek counseling!
Ms Donna is respectful, polite, positive, and aware of the pitfalls that I face. She is also gentle in her suggestions as she guides me in the right direction.
Donna has made me feel comfortable from the first day I have spoken to her. I feel she understands me better than myself and makes me reflect on why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling. With the support of Donna, I’m on my way to a brighter future.
Donna is very attentive to my needs and offered me an approach to work on my goals. When I get distracted by other drama in my life, she was able to gently bring me back to the goal we were working on. After we were done making a plan for that goal, she reintroduced the drama that was bothering me and we figured out an approach to deal with it. I approach how focus and mindful she is.
Donna has been great! I feel very comfortable sharing with her and look forward to continuing to work with her.
Donna is the second counsellor I have been assigned to since starting on BetterHelp. She replies in a timely manner and has helped me set realistic goals toward reaching a better place mentally. She offers good advice and support, and manageable steps and tools for use in my journey.