Donna is a clinician at the Outpatient program at La Selva. She received her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, London, England. Donna has previously worked in the NHS in England, in a family therapy center in Dallas TX and La Selva Residential facility.
She has volunteered in the community with at-risk and detained children, as well as adolescents and survivors of domestic violence. She has a published paper in the Journal of Psycholinguistics.
At the Outpatient program, Donna provides therapy, case management, facilitates groups as well as admissions.
Donna is trained in several modalities but primarily works with CBT-an evidence-based approach for numerous mental health challenges, specifically with techniques that modify dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts designed to improve mood and functioning.
She likes to remain physically active in her personal life and believes that physical health is inextricably connected to psychological and emotional well-being.