Donald W. Weatherford
“I can only be me!” This is my mantra and I believe that it holds true for just about everyone. I continue to grow and develop and be my own true authentic self. The journey is over when life has ended. As a Graduate Intern, Supervised Therapist, my goal is to work with others on their journey of finding their own true authentic self. The journey can be a tumultuous one, but the result of mental peace and mindfulness is worth the journey. I am completing my M. S. of Mental Health Counseling at Capella University, a CACREP accredited academic establishment. I am an honors student and a member of the academic honors society, Chi Sigma Iota. I am an active member of LPCA and AMHCA. I have a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. My therapeutic approach continues to grow and develop but I am drawn toward mindfulness, existentialism, humanism, and client-centered approaches.
The client is in control of their goals.
My experience is a continual process. My life experiences have provided me with a foundation that can be directed towards a plethora of populations, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have experience as an HIV/AIDS educator, an HIV counselor, working with ‘At Risk’ adults and adolescents, working with LGBT and questioning youth and adults, and addictive behaviors. My interests in the mental health world include working with ‘at-risk’ adolescents and young adults; addiction counseling, trauma counseling, and most recently, play therapy. Helping others to help themselves through education and the therapeutic process is what I am all about.