Welcome to Therapy online! My name is Dori McDonnell. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Congratulations for reaching out for help; It can sometimes be a difficult thing to do!
I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco and subsequently received my license from the BBSE to practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California in 2007.
Since then, I have worked with Families, Couples, Individuals, Teenagers and Children. My work has been intentionally focused on restoring and healing people’s lives that have been fractured and perhaps have lost their sense of well being and happiness.
I work with people suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addictions. Those with Self Esteem Issues, Phase of Life Changes, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Marriage Problems, Blended Family Issues, Grief And Loss and Communication Skills.
I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities to achieve my goal of, “how to best support my client”. Some of which are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Interpersonal Therapy; DBT or Mindfulness; Person Centered Therapy; Family Systems and EFT.
I am an interactive therapist, which means, that I listen
to you intently, but I will also be wanting you to interact with me. In other words, I won’t be just sitting and nodding, or have a one-way conversation, we will be talking back and forth.
Healthy communication is just as important between therapist and client as it is with other life connections, whether they be personal or business. The absence of healthy communication can pose a major threat to any relationship, which can leads to a myriad of other consequences and problems. Therefore, developing good communication skills will be a primary focus of our therapy.
Dori McDonnell, LMFT
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LMFT #44434 (Expires: 2023-01-31)
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Dori is a bright and sensitive counselor with a lot of fire power. She really intends to help me define and get the changes I want to make.
My first session was very helpful and I felt much better afterwards.
Added value after first meeting and continues to help every time we chat.
As my first experience with therapy, I found Dori being very helpful and open. She made me feel comfortable and I enjoyed talking with her.