Donna Livesey, MSW, LCSW
I value every relationship and it is a true privilege to work with each of my clients. My practice is eclectic and I see people of all ages. Some clients are working through trauma issues, while others are addressing difficulties coping with life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, or emotional instability.
Regardless of the reason for seeking therapy, I view you someone who is not satisfied with how you are reacting to the often complex and contradictory world we live in. I strive to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than a pathological perspective. You are not broken.
As odd as it sounds, I want you to look forward to our sessions – we are working on creating the change you want in your life. Together, in the safe space of my office, you tell me your story as it is to date – and we work through the issues that are troubling you. We identify the obstacles and figure out how you want to address them. Although sometimes this means talking about difficult subjects, it is my responsibility to help you feel comfortable and safe to do so.
My style is relaxed and engaged during our meetings. Even though we are addressing complicated and sometimes painful subjects, it is not surprising for my clients to find themselves laughing as they share their life with me. Our time together is yours, and you deserve to get what you need from it. I am client-centered in my therapeutic approach – this means your ideas, needs and goals drive our session.
I look forward to talking with you, please contact me and schedule an appointment. You can email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 312-809-7016.
As a client-centered therapist, I focus on harm reduction, cognitive behavioral (CBT) and mindfulness interventions. Goals throughout our work include assisting you set boundaries and improve coping skills while reducing any anxiety and depressive symptoms you experience – enabling you to make the positives changes you desire.
In addition to working with those experiencing problems with depression or anxiety, I have a specialization in crisis intervention and working with issues related to grief, trauma/abuse recovery, substance abuse, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA).
A social worker for almost 15 years in both clinical and social service settings, I have a wide variety of clinical experience that allows me to therapeutically intervene in a way that is meaningful to each person I work with. I look forward to assisting you in your journey.
I work with all genders, adolescents and adults.