Donna Mare, LSW, LMSW

Donna Mare, LSW, LMSW

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Donna Mare is a licensed master’s social worker who earned her degree at Aurora University. After working as a psychiatric registered nurse for over 13 years, Donna realized she wanted to be the person who could go further than medications to get people the help they need. She just loves to see people grow and realize that it’s okay to ask for and get help.

Before joining Willis CC, Donna worked in hospitals, residential facilities, and private practices, assisting people with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar, and alcohol abuse; drug abuse, to marital counseling, employee assistance programs, and grief counseling. At Willis CC, she looks forward to working with young- and middle-aged adults working through anything that’s negatively affecting their lives.

Those who know Donna well describe her as patient, caring, and supportive. As a therapist, guests find her humorous when appropriate, and great at challenging them to find answers. She’s easy to talk to, never passes judgment, and is ready to provide the space needed to express one’s feelings.

Originally from Illinois, Donna has spent the past few years in Texas. She’s a big fan of taking her dog to the park, relaxing on her deck, and getting massages. She also loves home-cooked meals, snorkeling, and playing with her dog.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

Age Specialty 18 – 65 y/o

Donna’s Modalities
– Individuals
– Couples

Donna’s Therapeutic Approach Incorporates
– Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
– Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
– Cognitive Processing (CPT)
– Compassion Focused (CFT)
– Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
– Existential Therapy
– Group Therapy
– Journal Therapy
– Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
– Motivational Interviewing (MI)
– Psychodynamic Therapy
– Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)
– Strength-based

Donna’s Specializations
– Addiction
– Anxiety
– Bipolar
– Boundaries
– Dating / Relationship
– Decision-making
– Depression
– Divorce
– Grief / Loss
– LGBTQ+
– Life Transitions
– Self Esteem
– Sleep / Insomnia
– Substance Abuse
– Suicidal Thoughts
– Work / Stress

Locations
– Illinois Telehealth/Virtual
– Texas Telehealth/Virtual