Throughout life it is expected for one to experience some form of discomfort, stress or trial. However, it is how we respond to those circumstances when they occur that ultimately determine the lasting effect it will have in us and our lives. It is my privilege to walk with you as you go through your journey while instilling hope and optimism in a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive environment while facilitating healing, positive change and personal growth.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I am Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilize Faith Based Therapy (when requested) but my treatment approach is eclectic in nature. I am also a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and utilize Motivational Interviewing while working with clients who are working towards freedom and independence from nicotine and tobacco products. As a therapist, I understand that each individuals needs may require various techniques from different treatment modalities and the importance of ensuring that every effort to accommodate each client is made. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, self-esteem, intimacy, smoking cessation and women's issues while including spirituality, if desired. I also help many people who have experienced physical trauma, sexual abuse and/or emotional abuse.
As a therapist, I would describe myself as empathetic, non-judgmental, direct, honest, and practical. I offer my clients my genuine concern and empathy, combined with my direct thoughts, insights, and recommendations. I can offer you a safe place to sort through what is on your mind and heart. Many people carry a heavy load emotionally and fear letting their guard down with others. One of the benefits of therapy is that I am not in your every day life. I am not here to judge you. I can help you cut through the noise and get to the root of what is truly troubling you and I can walk you through the steps necessary to bring about the change you desire to see in your life.
It is my goal to help you regain the focus necessary to be successful in your lives. I look forward to doing life with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 67984
LaDonna is very encouraging and insightful. She has given great advice through in good timing that helped me get through some very tough times and transitions in my life. She listens well and offers great wisdom. She is open to questions and not judgmental in any way. I recommend her to anyone without reservation.
Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with LaDonna for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
She had been a blessing and truly helped me as I navigated the ugly parts of my life. I now have the tools to be successful
Written on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with LaDonna for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
LaDonna is attentive and respectful and really easy to talk to. I would love to be able to video chat, but the phone calls are great too for live sessions.
Written on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with LaDonna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
LaDonna is a wonderful mentor. I’d recommend her time and time again to anyone who needs help!
Written on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with LaDonna for 2 months
LaDonna is amazing. She listens to me and provides me with tools I can utilize. She is amazing.
Written on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with LaDonna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes
LaDonna is a great Counselor
Written on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with LaDonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues