Donna Zientek


About Me

Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I have several years of experience working with teens and adolescents in a variety of settings to include schools, and a partial hospitalization outpatient program focusing on mental health and substance abuse issues. I also have extensive knowledge and experience, both personally and professionally, of the military culture and its unique stressors/challenges it can present to families and children/teens.
I am a certified Positive Parenting Teens educator. I am also the mother of two wonderfully, beautiful, constantly changing teenagers who have also been faced with the complexities of life's challenges and being a teen.
I recognize and believe that the teenage years can be the most difficult stage in life as they are learning how to manage their internal struggles and life struggles. All of these are very real concerns and can have a huge impact on their lives. The great things is that teens have the capability to be very resilient.
I believe that working with teens to focus on their strengths, build life skills, help them to understand how their teenage brain works and the connection between their brain, thoughts, and feelings can help them navigate through not only this challenging stage in their life but build the necessary tools to assist them in the rest of their life's journey.
I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #0904005187 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Written by T.H. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Donna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Donna is absolutely excellent. She has a warmth to her that is very inviting, with zero judgement and only great insight. She provided me with the exact tools I needed to get back on track, and I recommend her to anyone seeking assistance. She was also very accommodating to scheduling needs. Thank you, Donna!

Written by J.U. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Donna for 3 weeks

Donna went above and beyond helping our son. When we had questions, she made a call happen immediately. We can't thank her enough for her patience and care during our nightmare.

Written by C.A. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Donna really listens to me. She makes me know I am being "heard". She provides caring and objective feedback.