Donna Givens


About Me

My name is Donna Givens. I am a 61 y/o female who has been in the mental health field for forty years in one capacity or another and have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for several years. I earned my masters degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield and am licensed in Illinois. I have worked as an RN in an inpatient psychiatric unit and as a counselor in a substance abuse treatment facility . Other experiences I have are working in community mental health, a partial hospitalization program, a jail and a college. I am eclectic in my approach, using whatever theory/ skill I find to be most helpful for the client. Clients easily feel comfortable with me and my professional and life experiences help me to better understand my clients. I have worked with clients of all ages, and worked as an adolescent substance abuse counselor. I also have been a counselor in a college and have worked with high school aged clients.


  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.005628 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by L.I. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Donna is wonderful. I have tried multiple people to talk to and she by far is the most understanding, relatable and kind. I feel support from her even when maybe I’m wrong. She broadens my perspective on so many things.

Written by V.I. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Donna is very helpful and professional

Written by S.A. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Donna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I would like to thank her for working with me and helping me through this time. She was very pleasant and attentive and easy to talk to. I wish I could continue with her but I cannot afford to in my situation. But she has given good advise and suggestions to help me further. Thank you again for pairing me with Donna.

Written by A.M. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Donna for 1 month

Donna has been understanding and tried different tools to help. She is making a difference!

Written by S.T. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I believe Donna Givens is helping us get through our issues