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Donna Reed, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

Welcome to Betterhelp! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with over 12 years of experience in providing high quality care to individuals seeking to become the best version of themselves. I am certified in Evidence Based Programs such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), and Seeking Safety Treatment Model.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting problems, and toxic self-image beliefs. I also helped many people who have experienced physical/sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm using empathetic listening and creating an atmosphere in which my clients feel safe. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I want clients to feel understood rather than being judged.

My approach combines cognitive behavioral, client/person-centered, solution-focused, psychodynamic, trauma-focused CBT, and teaching individuals how to be kind to self. I will tailor our treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs. When you are ready to take your first step towards change, I am here to help guide you toward a more productive life.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 103910


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

I feel heard, affirmed and I am confident in Donna Reed as my therapist.

Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Donna and I have been working together for a little over a month now, with 6 sessions completed. I have valued her kindness, empathy and pragmatic approach to helping me navigate my concerns and mental health goals. She has been so dynamic in supporting my personal and professional needs, we approach each session anew to tackle whatever I need to work through each time using grounding techniques, CBT, assertiveness, knowledge of my triggers, circle of control, the STOPP method and so much more. I appreciate her so much and would highly recommend her to anyone on their mental health, personal wellness and goal setting journey.

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Donna is knowledgeable and great listener her suggestions ❤ work for me, she's on time loving personality. I look forward to meeting with her. On my worst day if I'm meeting with her is like sunshine after the rain a breath of fresh air

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Donna is truly a blessing . I cannot thank her enough for being there for me when I needed someone the most especially after losing my mother and having some serious problems with myself, my self esteem, my relationship problems and my overall problems I’ve had in my life.
She has helped me through my grief journey in losing my mother and all the problems I had with my relationship and other past traumas I had.
Be patient.
Donna needs to get to know you first to be sure she can help you in the right ways.
I’ve been Donna for a few months and had some great online sessions with her.
Donna has been super helpful in exploring my deep problems and emotions and also finding the core problems.
She is a great listener and very caring.
She always understands me and validates all the feelings I have and makes sure I am ok.
Please consider Donna.
She is a wonderful therapist who really does care.

Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This is my second session but it is helping me open up about more than I expected and I feel comfortable speaking with Donna and I appreciate the wisdom and advice that she provides this is just what I need at this time in my life and I look forward to our next session.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s respectful and kind.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes