• About Me

    Has your child’s behavior changed? Is your child angry, depressed, or have unexplained fears? Are their changes in your child’s environment like a divorce or separation? Changes in your child’s behavior and emotional state may be a signal that something is troubling him or her. Play Therapy can help! Play allows us to view life from your child’s perspective.
    I have over 20 years’ experience working with children as a former teacher to a registered play therapist; specializing in play therapy with children ages 3-12. Play helps children symbolically represent what is troubling them and can offer parents insight to their child’s behaviors.
    It can be overwhelming to watch a child struggle, let’s begin the healing process together. Please visit my website for free parenting tips or call for a free phone consultation today. Don’t let finances stop you from receiving services. A sliding scale is available.

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  • Overview
    Degree: MA
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Adolescents
    • Anxiety
    • Children with Emotional Disturbance (ED)
    • Self-Esteem
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy)
    • Play Therapy
    Services Offered: Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Counselors
    State Licensing Board: FL
    License #: MH10228
    License Type: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - LMHC
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    Donna began her counseling career by facilitating sand tray groups in a variety of school settings for a two-year period. During Donna’s practicum experience, she introduced sand tray to a domestic violence shelter and outreach center. After receiving her Master’s Degree in mental health, she continued her work at the domestic violence agency for four years. Donna facilitated group, individual, and family counseling sessions to victims of domestic violence utilizing play therapy, behavior modification, cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management, and mentoring in a therapeutic setting. She conducted child intakes, facilitated parenting groups, and provided community referrals. She has worked with children who come in with various problems such as: the effects of traumas of emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse, Encopresis (withholding stool), loss of a parent, (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, separation anxiety or extreme fears; acting out behaviors such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, separation and divorce issues and more. Donna became the Children’s Supervisor at the domestic violence agency in which she supervised child advocates and master level mental health interns in counseling children, play therapy, and assessing family needs. Donna co-facilitated group supervision and provided training workshops for employees. Her passion for working with children and families has led her to private practice.

    Gender: Woman
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: No
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?:
    • Aetna
    • Beech Street
    • Coventry
    • TriCare
  • Crisis Therapy Project
    Pro Bono Sessions Available for: School Shooting or Attack
    Description of Pro Bono Service Services:

    I am offering pro bono sessions for 1 person who has been affected by the school attack in Parkland, FL.