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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.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #103910 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

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.

Written by A.S. on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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Written by J.O. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Donna has been an amazing partner for me to understanding myself and why I behave the way I do. I have more confidence and love for me than I ever could have imagined.

Written by T.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Donna has been instrumental to me in my healing journey. I’m so grateful for her and all her insight. She is empathetic and challenges me the right amount.

Written by G.E. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Donna is genuine, authentic, and knowledgeable. She is a great therapist.

Written by G.A. on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

My first call with Donna went really well! I am excited to continue going to therapy and excited to work with her.

Written by M.A. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Really cool, comprehensive, analytical, compassionate.

Written by J.I. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coaching

Donna is amazing. She gives me resources and really listens

Written by N.A. on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

Donna has been impactful from the start of our journey together and provided practical tools to help me. I’m noticing a shift in my outlook already after a couple of sessions and have had important epiphanies as a result of my work with her. Donna really cares and spends the time to listen and share her sage wisdom and guidance. I’m very grateful I found Donna via BetterHelp.

Written by S.A. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Ms. Donna has been very helpful in my counseling journey. She listens and remembers well!! I feel validated and understood.  

I believe she wants what’s best for me. She is a strong communicator. She check ins and asks questions to understand better. I view her as an ally and I trust her. I can
see the value in our work together. 

I have noticed big changes in myself both emotionally and physically. I feel challenged in a kind and respectful way.

Ms. Donna offers a range of solutions when processing through things. And I don’t feel that she is rushing my treatment. I feel like it’s progressing naturally and I feel like she is mindful of all aspects of who I am as a person which I appreciate.

And most importantly I feel like she’s giving me the tools, along with empathy, encouragement, kindness, and laughter to do the work myself. I no longer view counseling as being scary but rather understand that it is a resource to heal, overcome, and be our healthiest best self!

Written by V.A. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Donna is amazing. She truly listens with no judgment and empathy. She has a gentle way of telling you the truth. I look forward to sessions because I know she will bring light to perspectives I had not thought about. She praises you for the little things that you don’t realize are baby steps forward and gives you tools to utilize on your own. I never feel unsure of what to do next when I leave Donna’s sessions.

Written by P.R. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Donna is great. She makes you feel comfortable and she is easy to open up to. I have made a lot of progress on my mental health journey with her guidance.

Written by N.I. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Donna has been extremely helpful. She listens and helps me process thoroughly. She is patient and also has been very supportive of helping me move forward.

Written by A.L. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love working with Donna! Since our first session, she has made me feel comfortable and safe. She is easy to talk to and is very attentive to what your needs are. You can tell she really cares about her clients. I'm glad that we connected so well and I can't wait to continue working with her to reach my goals!

Written by B.L. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Donna is helping me work through how I show up in the world. This greater awareness of my actions and consequences is invaluable. I feel like emotionally healthier and look forward to working through issues I kept buried forever. She’s so professional yet accessible and compassionate. So glad she’s helping me deal with my life!

Written by A.N. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s the best!! Love her down to earth nature as well.

Written by Y.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Donna honors my experience while giving me the space, support, encouragement and guidance to grow.

Written by T.E. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Donna Reed is a Great Help to me.

Written by A.N. on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Donna is great!!

Written by S.Y. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Donna is a wonder therapist. She listens well, validates my feelings and has tremendous knowledge on therapy as a whole. I definitely recommend her to everyone.

Written by B.L. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Donna is absolutely amazing I’m so thankful for her.

Written by S.H. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna is refreshing and a God-sent. She is very understanding, supportive, and gives you helpful resources and practical day-to-day advice on how to manage your trauma and yourself daily. Not to mention, she is very easy to talk to! Thanks, Donna!

Written by E.M. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Validates and is a compassionate therapist that treats me with respect and dignity while patiently helping me.

Written by M.I. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Donna is such a kind, open, and generous therapist. Her empathy has been such a gift. She has given me a lot of tools to be able to better respond to the challenges that life throws and our sessions are a real highlight. I feel understood and seen by her and am so grateful for her!

Written by D.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I am so thankful for Donna she is so personable and nurturing. She gives real world advice with clinical information to back it up. My very first therapist and as scared as I was I’m loving the new skills I’m learning and seeing growth with every session we have. She tells it how it is and is very clear on expectations and how I can reach my goals.

Written by G.R. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ms. Donna Reed understands and emphasizes with me with what I’m going through. I’m
enjoying my session with her as she gives me great advices on how I can get better and improve my personal being.

Written by J.O. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thanks for everthing.

Written by S.A. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Donna has been nothing but supportive and understanding of what I need to better improve myself. I would highly recommend her!

Written by S.U. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My partner and I started going to sessions with Donna because of some relationship issues we were having and she gave us cognitive behavioral/ psychological tools that helped us to work through our issues with her and with each other on our own , so we have been able to better learn how to communicate with each other and grow closer as a couple. Donna’s down-to-earth and warm personality helped me open up more and feel safe to talk about my fears and flaws. She is so open and compassionate that I think she would be a great therapist for anyone!!!

Written by T.O. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

This is my first time seeking out a therapist to help in guiding me to get out of my negative thoughts and to help me coping with life issues better. Donna has been extremely helpful, caring and attentive in her work with me. She takes her time to fully understand who you are as a person and how your issues are affecting you.

Written by M.A. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I'm blown away. I was helpless and hopeless. Donna is on top of her game. She knows her stuff. Highly recommend.

Written by J.U. on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Donna was very receptive and explained complex ideas in thoughtful ways that made sense. Highly recommend, especially if looking for trauma-focused therapy.

Written by M.A. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Donna is very knowledgeable and has excellent material to help make sense of what goes in one’s mind and behavior! She is also very empathetic, kind and a great listener. She not only listens to you but offers scientifically and psychological insight on your problems. She makes you feel like you have a friend. I always feel 100% lighter, empowered and enlightened after my sessions with Donna.

Written by L.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I love Donna's ability to suggest additional resources and books that support my growth.

Written by C.H. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Easy to talk too. Appreciate our interaction.

Written by B.A. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and eating disorders

She talks a lot of sense.

Written by L.A. on Nov 27, 2020 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks

She’s very sweet and she’s very supportive