MEET DONNA:

Donna recognizes that individuals who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues are capable of restoring themselves to a higher level of functioning through counseling. Individuals who seek counseling are taking a courageous step toward emotional healing. Donna believes that taking a positive and creative approach in creating a specific counseling treatment plan for each individual yields healthier results.

Donna values the dignity and worth of each individual and seeks to help them move forward on their life journey through counseling. She specializes in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Interpersonal Counseling, Grief Counseling, Mindfulness, Coaching, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  Donna works with families and individuals who are struggling depression, anxiety, health issues and those who are adjusting to milestones and changes in their lives.

Donna has professional experience in hospital settings, student health centers, social services, children’s home, health care centers and an adoption agency. She has worked with children and their families in early child intervention services through the health department and mental health centers. Donna has been a hospice social worker working with individuals and their families over 17 years.

Donna’s travel throughout the United States and other countries has exposed her to a variety of cultures and enriching experiences that help provide her with an array of knowledge of different family systems and belief systems; resulting in a broad understanding of working with individuals and families of different cultures and backgrounds. Empowering individuals and families to have the voice to seek the help they need and achieve positive outcomes is important and highly valued in her practice.

Education

Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on Healthcare, University of North Carolina in 1988

Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Mars Hill College

Licensure

LISW-CP in South Carolina since 2008

Professional Affiliations

North American Association of Christian Social Workers