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Donya Franklin, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Depression
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About me

“Change the person in the mirror, and your world will change!”

My name is Donya and my goal is to inspire hope; and assist clients to heal and change and be the best version of themselves. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my Master’s in Clinical Counseling/Marriage and Family from University of Northern Colorado in May 2010. I have over fifteen years of experience in working with mental health, personal crisis, and relationships. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and groups of all ages on issues ranging from addiction, anger management, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, grief/loss, personal challenges, relationship issues, stress, trauma and many more.

I have worked in private practice, community settings, residential and outpatient settings of a Community Mental Health Center and a domestic violence facility. I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, drawing on a variety of modalities to best serve my client’s needs and goals. The modalities that have proven most useful are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Person Centered Therapy; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Systemic Therapy.

I believe therapy/counseling is a partnership and the most important aspect of the partnership is trust. I look forward to building a unique partnership with you, while gaining your trust. Taking the step to research and seek out a therapist is a very courageous step. I await with pleasure to work with you towards hope, healing, and change!

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

GA LPC LPC011972


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

Finding Donya has been such a blessing! She is very easy to talk to, a great listener and so knowledgeable in family dynamics. In a matter of a few short weeks, she’s managed to shed so much light on my concerns and help me implement change in ways I did not think possible. I’m very excited to continue with Donya and only wish I’d started sooner.

Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Donya for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Empathetic - understanding - great listener - great expertise advice

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Donya for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Donya is empathetic, personable and professional. She speaks from her heart and her mind which are a testament to her wisdom and passion to help others in their journey.

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Donya for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It was such a pleasure and wonderful experience working with Donya Franklin as a client. My journey with her was everything! I was willing to seek and achieve. Through the emotions, support and encouraging words, she is one of a kind! One of the best to come across for your needs. I recommend her for future clients. The guidance you need will be met on all levels. Thanks again Donya Franklin.

Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Donya for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Donya is extremely kind-hearted and supportive, while still being direct and honest (and encourages the same from her clients). She is very approachable and I felt comfortable sharing personal issues with her. I worked with her for over a year and felt that I made good progress on taking charge of my mental health.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Donya for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Donya and I have been working together for almost 3 months and the amount of growth I've experienced in this timeframe has been incredible. Donya let me vent all my fears and problems & then brought me back to center to constructively formulate a way to work through each issue. She absolutely amazing and I am totally blessed to have worked with her!

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Donya for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and career difficulties