It can be very difficult to take the first step to seek counseling. My intent the moment you walk through the door is for you to feel safe, cared for, listened to, and above all, understood. I am not here to judge or condemn. We all have our stuff. Life gets messy. Life can be complicated. We all need help. I am a people person, which means you have value, simply because you are. I am empathetic, I listen, I am real, and I can help.
I have the education, extensive training, background, tools, and strategies to help you get your life back on track. But, more importantly, you are taking the first step toward healing. I honor your bravery in taking this step, thank you for trusting me in this process.
I couldn't be happier with the counselor I have found and hope everyone makes the same connection! Donna is wonderful!
Educational Background & Experience:
I have owned and operated my own private tutoring and counseling practice of Ain’t MisBehavin’ ABCs since 1995. In addition, I have also provided services as an assistant psychologist at NHS (Northeast Health Services) in Montrose, PA, OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities), the High Risk Birth Clinic (both in Binghamton, NY), and at Senior Connections in Tacoma, WA after having completed my 18-month internship for my doctoral studies. Previously, I have worked as a high school teacher at King’s Way Christian School, and Fir Grove Children’s Center in Vancouver, WA, and an elementary teacher in the Olympia and North Thurston School Districts.
Ask about my sliding scale
I believe that no one should go without services because of cost. I provide services on a sliding scale meaning that you pay what you can afford.
I have always loved being real with people. And I love helping people. I started my career first as a teacher. I worked with children with behavior issues in the public schools. When I saw the testing become more important than the child, I sought another avenue to make a difference. Once I began working with individuals and families as a counselor, I knew I had found my calling.
I have worked with individuals ages 3 - 85 that were dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, isolation, bi-polar disorder, schizoaffective disorders, borderline personality disorder, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, in schools, developmental centers, and in private practice.
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