Mindy McDonald

LCSW

About me

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the states of Texas and Utah with pending certification in Oregon.

Navigating life can be hard. There is no manual, and many of us did not grow up models or examples we want to emulate. Some of us are seeking tools and resources to evolve and grow beyond our current limits, others need a sounding board or someone who believes in us and can cheer us on. Regardless of your need, my goal is to help.

As human beings, we all find that we need other perspectives, support, ideas and ways of being, at various points in our lives. I would love to be that for you. I have worked with individuals and groups for over 20 years, both in a clinical setting as well as in a crisis intervention capacity. I have witnessed and assisted people from essentially birth to death with all things related to being human and all the beauty and complexities that come with that. My one desire as a therapist, is to always leave people better than I found them. I will meet you where you are with sensitivity, warmth and compassion, and we will walk this healing path together at a pace that is set by you.
I believe establishing a strong rapport with mutual respect is key in achieving lasting change. I believe the way in which we have experienced life dictates how we choose to live each day and the quality of our relationships, influences how we cope with stress, sadness and even joy that life inevitably brings.

I use a combination of therapy to help clients identify problematic or distressing patterns or behavior, reflect on how their experiences in life have shaped these patterns and encourage clients to discuss possible solutions. I combine many therapeutic modalities to develop your treatment plan by using a strengths-based approach to empower goals tailored to your needs and areas of concern. No two of us are alike and we all experience life differently. Therefore, the approach to healing must also be flexible.

My goal is to establish a connection, whereby both you and I will partner, addressing that each person is an individual and worthy of a safe space to heal and be present in their goals as an evolving human being.

I believe that prioritizing one's mental health is an investment in self, and is an active step towards your healing journey. 
I acknowledge the courage it takes to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and commend you for your choice in reaching for that goal. I look forward to working together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OR LCSW L13703

UT LCSW 13039456-3501

TX LCSW 36804


Reviews

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

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Awesome therapist! Friendly, professional and encouraging.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Mindy has been great. Appreciate her support and guidance!

Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Mindy has been an absolute pleasure. Her down to Earth personality, gentle advice, and thoughtful insight has really helped ground me and assist with working through my issues which has noticeably improved my overall mental wellness in so many ways. She's wonderful and I'm so grateful to her & BetterHelp.

Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel safe exploring every avenue of my psyche with Mindy and am really glad I found her

Work with me!