Donna Lochner, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

Donna Lochner, NCC, LMHC

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I welcome adults and couples to help you heal from the inside out, shining a light on patterns, strengths and weaknesses, and figuring out how to create a meaningful relationship with yourself and others. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 29 years of experience in private practice. Online or phone only.

All of us are in relationship, not just with other people, but ourselves as well. Whether you're struggling with a relationship with yourself (lack of self worth, depression, trauma and PTSD, anxiety, etc) or with a spouse, partner, coworker, son/daughter, friend, and parent, you can get unhooked from the sticky stuff, and iron out some of the wrinkles. I am a very engaged therapist; that means I don't sit and nod and ask you 'how do you feel about that?' You also won't find me being bossy or insisting you take a particular course of action. As a therapist, I am a good listener, easy to talk to, empathic , respectful, and nonjudgmental. You won't have to worry about hurting my feelings or making me mad in the way you might with a family member or friend who may have a bias. I will teach you skills, if necessary, such as dealing with difficult feelings, regulating big emotions, how to support yourself minus the critical self talk, how to ask for your needs/wants to be met, resolve conflict less stressfully, shore up your communication skills, and more. One of the best indicators for 'successful' therapy is the match between you and I. You have a right to disagree, to tell me I'm not getting you, or that my suggestion isn't workable for you. Yes, I have learned from the education I have gotten and the experience I have. An often overlooked benefit is learning from my clients. Any decisions about your counseling will be made with the two (or three) of us in it together. I recognize that we are not carbon copies of one another, that what works for one may not for you. It helps me to know a number of things about you and your situation so I can offer help in a way that suits you. I don't like cookie cutter approaches; I guess you probably don't either.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Men's Issues
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Breathwork
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dance Or Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness
  • Tapping
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Body Positive Allied
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Lgbtq Allied
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sexpositve/Kink Allied
  • Social Justice Allied
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
29
License(s)
License #
state
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
000512
New York
Board Certification(s)
Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Counseling Association
Regular member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
College of St Rose
MS, ED in Community Mental Health Counseling
2002