About Donna

About Donna (she/her/hers)​
In Person and Online Therapy Sessions

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YOU love seeing others happy but are starting to wonder if this comes at your own expense.

Through your routine of taking care of family, work, and friends, you tend to forget about YOURSELF. The habit of leaving yourself out is learned. A message that you unknowingly picked up along the way and struggle to put down. I get it, prioritizing others often feels like a requirement with no end in sight. And there seem to be very few alternatives. If any.

The stress of helping your loved ones with their problems is just as stressful as dealing with your own.

Through guidance & transparency, therapy will empower you to support yourself.

Reasons you need to honor time for yourself include:
-  Caring for others indirectly exposes you to extra stressors
-  Prioritizing caregiving over self-care may lead to a greater risk for health problems
-  Acknowledging your experiences make you more open to receiving help

While it may be socially acceptable to ignore your needs, stuff your feelings, or pretend that you aren’t overwhelmed. This so-called strength is not worth it’s costs. It's not worth YOU.

You can learn how to:
-  Develop coping skills so that you can manage depression and anxiety while continuing to live your life.
-  Work through the impact of trauma so that you can embody you true sense of self
-  Understand feelings of fear, abandonment, and rejection so that your relationships are filled with connection and communication.

Who Am I?

I am Donna O’Hara, a counselor in training studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. I am here to help you work through the things that are holding you back from living the life you desire to live. 

Areas of Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Codependency
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women's Issues

My approach to healing is through providing guidance, transparency, and empowerment. I listen and help YOU understand where the stress, uncontrolled thoughts, insecurities, anxiety, depression, and/or low self-esteem, comes from. Through the power of therapy, I desire to bring healing to our community by providing affordable counseling to anyone who desires to heal, recover, and thrive.

Donna is available for morning, afternoon, and evening individual therapy appointments. She assists adults with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Donna provides sliding scale options with a significantly reduced rate of $50 per session. Self-pay clients only. She is under the direction and supervision of Rayvene Whatley, LPC.

Donna provides sliding scale therapy options as a participant in the Counselor Intern Program.
Learn more about the program here.