I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 34 years, working mostly in New York and New Jersey. My specialty practice is working with adults 18yrs and older coping with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD. Sometimes individuals have had traumatic experiences from early childhood or adulthood that impact coping with daily living. I provide psychotherapy for individuals who have had traumatic experiences that are impacting their relationships, managing emotional moods swings, or misusing drugs and alcohol. At this time I am not working with minors for individual Telehealth Services, however, I can provide parenting skills strategies for parents seeking guidance for the management of behavioral issues impacting the parent / child relationship.
My therapeutic approach is solution focused and client centered, with compassion and respect for the client. I believe that each person is the expert of their own experiences and future goals, so I take a collaborative and non-judgmental approach, being open to feedback. Through out my years of experience and training I have developed an eclectic "tool box" of interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, and Psycho-dynamic psychotherapy treatments.
I understand that the first most important step is finding a therapist that instills a sense of confidence, trust, and warm regard. I look forward to talking with you and to answer any questions you may have about my approach to see if we are a good fit. Thank you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #44SC05574300 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
LCSW #R044256=1 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
Calm, kind, professional and helpful. What else can you ask for in a therapist? I feel incredibly fortunate to have been paired with Donna through better help. She has already helped me tremendously and I look forward to our sessions.
I really like speaking with Donna. She listens my issues, remembers issues I’ve been dealing with and is always offering my coping methods and ways to grow. She also reminds me to schedule appointments when I forget.
Donna is a great counselor. She listened to my issues without judgement and showed that she genuinely cared about me and that I was getting the proper help I needed. I find myself a more mindful, calmer person thanks to her. You know I appreciate all your help these past few months.
Donna is an awesome councilor.
Honestly cared about me and I wasn’t just another client in the books. She was genuinely there for me especially in times of need. Overall great experience and I’m so sad I have to find someone new.
Donna Ray is quite nice and understanding as a therapist. She is kind and quite forward. There are times where I feel as though she might rely too heavily on the worksheets she provided me although they have been quite beneficial as tools in my recent life. Despite that I feel as though she is genuinely making efforts to help her patients.
Donna is amazing! She listens without judgement and offers great insight into my concerns. I look forward to our sessions together
Donna is amazing and makes me feel extremely comfortable and safe. Thank you Donna