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LaJoya McDonald, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression
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About me

Hello. My name is LaJoya McDonald. I have 7 years of clinical experience serving various populations: children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatric population. I have experience with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, Combat PTSD, PTSD, behavioral issues, ADHD, conflict, grief and loss etc. One theoretical framework that I utilize is Cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT can be used for a wide range of behaviors and disorders. Solution focus, person centered, and motivational interviewing are some other frameworks that I utilize when working with various populations.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LCSW 7481

TX LCSW 67673

AR LCSW 7670-C