Donna holds a Master of Education in Agency Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, awarded in 1994. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations and a Master’s in Special Education with a concentration in Human Development from East Carolina University, awarded in 1975 and 1978.
Donna has provided professional counseling in the Greensboro area for twenty-five years, to include hospital based cancer support, psychiatric inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and private practice. She has significant experience teaching coping skills with individuals and groups. She has worked with a diverse group of clients, serving persons across the life span. She has expertise working with persons who have a history of co-occurring disorders, trauma, self-injurious behavior, suicidal thoughts and prior treatment failure.
She works with Children, Adolescents and Adults from a developmental/holistic approach. Her, therapeutic orientation is eclectic and adapted to the needs of each client, while primarily drawing on theories and interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Play Therapy, with an emphasis on respect for each individual and their family system.
She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC #2270) a National Certified Counselor (NCC # 43065) and a Certified Reality Therapist (CRT #950227). In addition to her clinical practice Ms. Hood has a long history of volunteering with the Regional Child Care Resources and Referral Division of Guilford Child Development, which offers services to Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties, with special emphasis on providing early child development information to parents and fund raising for child day care scholarships.
She has training and expertise in the following areas: