Donna Thurston
Donna Thurston
(217) 341-3148
Donna Thurston

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About Me

Donna is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. She has over 30 years of experience working in mental health counseling. She enjoys working with individuals to address issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, divorce recovery, and a variety of problems with conflict or adjustment.

Donna graduated from Butler University with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1989. She has practiced in a variety of settings, including private practice, non-profit agencies, and inpatient treatment facilities. Previously, she has developed a successful faith-based counseling center, worked in an outpatient hospital for adolescents, collaboratively produced Kids Good Grief camp for children, and started H2O (Hope, Healing & Overcoming) recovery programs for individuals struggling with divorce, grief, single parenting, and/or financial trials.

Donna has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt Methods, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family and Couples Systems.

At this time, she is only practicing online, using a secure video conferencing portal. Donna works to others find solutions to some of life's most challenging situations. She offers individualized treatment based on a client's goals and desires. No treatment plan is the same. She believes counseling is a collaborative process. Working toward improved insight and understanding of yourself and others.

It is Donna's highest priority in counseling to offer a safe, compassionate, and professional environment for sharing life’s most challenging struggles. She considers it a privilege when anyone allows her into his or her life story.

My Location

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