Donna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Hawaii with over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to address depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and life stressors. Donna’s approach to therapy is building a therapeutic alliance with a focus on creativity, empathy, and a down-to earth, authentic mindset. She believes walking the journey with someone to build on their strengths while respecting self-determination and celebrating resilience is an honor. Donna utilizes multiple therapy modalities to include Mindfulness Based Therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has a special interest in those who served in the military and their families and understands their unique strengths and challenges.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, four adult children and their families, traveling, reading, beach activities, baking, gardening, and watching movies with her French Bulldog, Birdie, on her lap.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Couples Communication, Conflict, Reunification & Co-Parenting/Divorce
Family Communication & Transition
Maternal (pregnancy, new-baby, postpartum)
Children (age 8+)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy