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Donna Zientek, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

HI, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist in a variety of settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and personal growth issues.
I also have extensive knowledge and experience, both personally and professionally, of the military culture and the unique challenges and stressors that come with it.
My counseling style is warm, empathetic, creative, positive and supportive. I believe that everyone has incredible strength and resiliency. My approach to counseling is to help identify those strengths using a Holistic approach along with different psychotherapeutic models and education to build insight and create tools to help you achieve your goals.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

DC LICSW LC200002156

VA LCSW 0904005187


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

Donna is an exceptional therapist and resource. She listens to me and really hears what I’m saying and also what I’m not saying - what I’m feeling and grappling with but can’t quite put my finger on. She helps enlighten me to trends in my thinking and ways to improve my mental clarity. She is also just a really kind, genuine person, and I feel very lucky to get to speak with her each week!

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Donna for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Donna is absolutely excellent. She has a warmth to her that is very inviting, with zero judgement and only great insight. She provided me with the exact tools I needed to get back on track, and I recommend her to anyone seeking assistance. She was also very accommodating to scheduling needs. Thank you, Donna!

Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Donna really listens to me. She makes me know I am being "heard". She provides caring and objective feedback.

Written on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes