Donald Ford

(LMHC, MCAP, TIRF)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Master's Level Addiction Professional who has focused on diagnosing and treating a variety of clinical symptoms and disorders including substance abuse, addictions, eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, as well as low self-esteem for over 10 years. I have often treated clients who have experienced persistent and varied emotional and cognitive symptoms resulting from long-term relationship traumas and abuse. I have worked with individuals of all ages with severe and persistent psychopathology, including psychosis and severe behavioral and relationship problems. I have worked in all settings, from private practice to long term residential treatment facilities, as well as psychiatric hospitals.

I have developed an appreciation for each client's perspective, unique needs, and challenges in treatment. I prefer to work in the framework of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic modality, one of the most empirically validated treatment approaches. I am also certified in Traumatic Incident Reduction, or TIR, a therapeutic procedure that allows a person to desensitize painful experiences and reduce or eliminate the negative impact of traumatic, overwhelming events. I often integrate other theoretical orientations of therapy such as Client Centered, Solution Focused, Interpersonal, and Gestalt, focusing on reaching the client's goal(s) in therapy in addition to addressing and working to resolve the historical problem(s) that led to the distressing experience(s) that made the individual(s) seek help. Areas of expertise include addiction (substance and process), eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, and communication.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12129 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

After just 2 sessions, myself and my husband have really become more thoughtful of each others needs and we are more mindful of taking care of ourselves too with self care.

Written by S.H. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Ford is a very good listener to go through relationships issues and hey advice from a man perspective is also a good support . When he doesn’t hear from me he checks up on me to make sure I am doing ok. I will respond and keep him updated with my issues and he stands by my stand points and he understand where I’m coming from he understand the pain and hurt but he also realizes I’m a strong woman. I love it :-)