Donda Goodson, MA, LPC-S
Hi, I’m Donda. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor holding a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and a Master of Arts from UAB. I have over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist in private practice and in mental health agencies. I hold an advanced license as a clinical supervisor for pre-licensed counselors and am a seasoned therapist equipped with the skill and ability to walk you through your challenges.
Research tells us that mental health issues are real, common, and treatable, and that recovery is possible. There is no issue too small or too large to be addressed in therapy. Let's chat about how to help YOU!
I have experience with many issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, trauma and stress related disorders, individuals struggling to maintain sobriety, and parents doing their best to parent but find themselves struggling and feeling frustrated. Regardless of the issue, good therapy works!
I am a Christian and my faith is an integral part of work and play. I incorporate biblical wisdom with clinical practices for those desiring it. If you would like help, your first step is to reach out and just have a chat. From there, we become a team, partnered in your therapy journey headed toward 'better'. Don't go it alone. There is help for YOU!
Donda provides Telehealth sessions throughout Alabama, Florida, and Virginia.
Rates and Insurance
Donda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Out of State, Blue Choice, All Kids, Behavioral Health Systems (BHS), Tricare, United Health Care/Optum, Aetna, and Cigna/Evernorth.
Our private pay rate is based on household income, you can learn more here:
I would highly recommend Donda.
She has been so kind and understanding.
She really listens to my problems and draws me out when I'm not sure what to say.
She takes her time working through issues and waits until I'm ready to discuss them.
She also has great ideas and suggestions for coping skills.
I'm so glad that I connected with her.
I’ve been with Donda for a whole year today, and wow has she changed my life!
I felt comfortable sharing everything, even the things I’ve never spoke about before.
She not only was there for me but gave me tools that I’ll use for the rest of my life!
I would recommend her for anything and everything since she went above and beyond what I expected as a therapist.
Thank you Donda for everything!
Donda is wonderful.
Her honesty and feedback is what made this experience so valuable.
She is very accommodating, patient, and knowledgeable. I really, really enjoyed working with her.
Donda helps provide tangible and meaningful solutions that become incredible tools.
I am very grateful to her wisdom and feel equipped to take on the next chapter ahead. She is great.
Donda has really helped me work through challenges at the forefront of my life, and also some that I’ve been unwilling to look at myself, that were a bit more latent.
She has given me excellent tools to use to manage my anxiety and depression.
I feel better than I have in quite some time.
Donda has helped me 'see with new eyes'.
Her ability to genuinely connect is remarkable.
For me, her counseling from a Christian worldview has made it so much more meaningful than therapy I have done in the past.
This is path to healing.
Donda is very warm, kind, and thoughtful.
I found her easy-to-talk-to and supportive. She is also able to kindly assert and present helpful counter-points.
I always left her sessions feeling productive and like I had clear goals in front of me. I would recommend her to anyone!
Donda is so caring and genuine. She asks excellent questions and doesn’t have a business like approach, which I have felt that with my past counselors.
She makes you feel very relaxed and I love how conversational her style is. Highly recommend her!
Donda has been a delight to work with over the past few weeks.
Each time we speak, I come out with new questions, new answers and new exercises to work on.
I have come out of these sessions feeling refreshed, recognized, and much improved as a whole.
This was my very first time trying therapy. Donda is such a kind, intentional and insightful therapist.
I highly recommend her. She is very soft spoken and honest. I’m so glad to have her!
Donda is positive, encouraging, and a great listener.
She gives very specific, practical advice that can be applied to your circumstances in order to help you in the healing process.
I would highly recommend her.
Donda has been so valuable to my current life situation and working through both my feelings and the facts.
She had helped me remain mindful of the present and to problem solve.
Donda has helped me navigate through some challenging situations and I value her insight.
She is professional and easy to talk to.
I highly recommend Donda Goodson!
Mrs Goodson is very understanding.
She presents herself in a professional and courteous manner during our sessions.
Donda is an exceptional therapist. She is kind, compassionate and highly skilled.
She has been a game changer in my life.
I am so grateful to have found her.
I love Ms. Goodson.
That’s my girl.
She keeps it real with me & I love that!
She is so kind, patient, and seems to really want to help me.