dona Schaffer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

dona Schaffer, LMFT

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Dona is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with families, children, teens, and adults. She provides a collaborative therapeutic approach integrating human-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy to support clients as they face, explore, and cope with painful emotions, behavioral challenges, and stressors. She recognizes the need for help navigating life and emotional challenges.

Knowing that it takes courage for people to seek therapy, Dona works with compassion to create a therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe, understood, and empowered. She will listen carefully to your concerns and will work with you to develop treatment goals tailored to your individual needs.

Dona will foster an environment to help build close supportive relationships. Her goal is to help everyday people, facing everyday problems to overcome challenges and live their best life.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Single Parents

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $100.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Venmo, Zelle, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Out Of Network
Self-Pay Only
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
California Baptist University
Master's in Counseling