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Dr. Donna Stapp, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression
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About me

I have been trusted with a multifaceted life. I have lived all over the country and have found people have fundamental values that are universal. My graduate degree in philosophy has strengthen my love of the human condition. I have been in therapy as a client for years. I would not go to a therapist that has not worked the sometimes painful process themselves. My first question is most often "What do you want to work on today?" This is the question that made me tremble with anticipation and forced me to be concise. Get ready to quiver and laugh. I love to help my clients in the process of awakening.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 23948


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Donna Stapp. 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 truly appreciate Dr. Stapp’s support and guidance. She has helped me to understand my grief and has also helped me find ways to begin my life again.

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 7 months on issues concerning grief

Dr. Stapp is unlike any therapist I've had before. She is not the kind to let you drone on or simply be a listening ear. I've appreciated her direct and humorous nature and allowed for me to pull my head above the clouds and see another perspective. With Dr. Donna's guidance, I've unlocked a new found confidence and trust in my inner voice.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Stapp has been a breath of fresh air. She’s been truthful, understanding and an advocate for me and my journey with therapy. She’s also extremely intuitive, provides me with guidance, homework and pushing me to be my best self. Her honesty and approach are just what I needed right now. I look forward to continue working with her.

Written on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Stapp is awesome. She is authentic and compassionate, with a lot of experience and knowledge. In the few weeks that I've worked with her, she has already helped me a LOT on a range of issues. She starts out by making sure you're getting what you need physically (exercise, healthy food, sleep, medical care), since a lot of mental/emotional issues are affected by that underlying foundation. And then she listens well, makes insightful observations, and offers invaluable guidance to help you do the work that is needed to let you feel alive, healthy, and happy. Thank you, Dr. Stapp!

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

This place is not legitimate!

Written on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes