One of my primary goals as a therapist is to create an affirming environment and atmosphere of safety, trust, and acceptance. I feel honored and privileged to work with client’s problems and concerns ranging from everyday stress to major life challenges. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them feel more empowered and prepared to face life’s challenges. I tailor emotion-focused, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. I am able to treat a wide variety of concerns and have approximately 9 years of experience in a variety of settings.
I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology and provide individual and couples therapy for adults in English and Spanish. I specialize in spirituality and religion, depression, stress/anxiety, emotional difficulties (difficulties managing, identifying, or expressing emotions), grief or loss of all kinds, relational and familial concerns, and identity-related concerns (LGBTQ+, religious identity, racial/ethnic identity, etc.) As a psychologist who strives to be culturally aware, I am intentional in creating a safe space for healing and have an affirming perspective toward all sexual, gender, and relationship identities. I am also able to provide a wide variety of psychological assessments and reports to provide more clarity regarding my client’s presenting concerns and offer several recommendations of future directions, with the overall intention to facilitate growth and achieve psychological wellness.
PhD, Counseling Psychology, Texas Tech University
MA, Psychology, Texas Tech University
BS, Psychology, Brigham Young University
AspenPointe Health Services, a community mental health center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Individuals and couples age 18 and up, Spanish speaking, spirituality and religion (including LGBTQ+ and religion concerns), depression, stress/anxiety, emotional difficulties (difficulties managing, identifying, or expressing emotions), multicultural issues, grief or loss of all kinds, relational and familial concerns, and identity-related concerns (LGBTQ+, religious identity, racial/ethnic identity, etc.)
Typical Treatment Approaches:
Emotion-focused, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness.
Assessment or Evaluation Specialties:
ADHD assessments, learning disability assessments, and psychological/personality evaluations psychological testing for individuals 18 and older.
Dr. Donaldson also see's client at our Story City Satellite Clinic.
Call our office at (515) 239-4410 for more details.
Story City Location: 619 Elm, Story City, IA 50248