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Ellen Donaldson, LMFT, LADC
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330 W. Gray St.   
NormanOK 73071
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Practice Information
I believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling. Since most issues are interrelated, positive change in one area begins a ripple effect of change in others. My training and over 25 years of clinical experience is diverse, addressing issues related to relationship problems, anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, grief and stress. In addition, I offer two women's groups and an individualized Anger Management Program. Since 1995, I have been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma. Courses taught include, Understanding Addictions, Stress Management, Chemical Dependency, Human Emotions and Advanced Counseling Skills.
One of the most effective interventions I use is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR). It is enormously successful in treating PTSD and is often used with complicated grief issues. EMDR came to Oklahoma in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, on April 19, 1995. This tragedy resulted in widespread trauma and grief, throughout the state. A team of volunteer EMDR therapists immediately flew into Oklahoma City and worked tirelessly for several months, providing this therapy to victims, survivors and rescue workers. I was fortunate to have been in the group of 300 licensed therapists who were trained to carry on their work. As a result, I became certified in EMDR and have incorporated it into my therapy practice. It has allowed my clients to more effectively cope with and resolve a wide variety of issues and problems affecting their quality of life. EMDR continues to be one of the fastest, most valuable resources for individual healing.

I am a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor and a Certified EMDR Therapist. My practice utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, showing the connection between thoughts, feelings and behavior. I also offer assertiveness and stress management training, in addition to chemical dependency counseling and chemical dependency interventions.
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
 Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
License Info
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist, Oklahoma, License number: 612
University of Oklahoma, 1980--Bachelor's Degree, Social Work
University of Oklahoma, 1984-- Master's Degree, Human Relations
I have worked in the counseling field for many years, initially as the clinical director for NAIC, an outpatient substance abuse treatment agency in Norman, from 1985 to 2003. Since 1995 I have been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, and I have taught classes on chemical dependency and addictions, human emotions, stress management and advanced counseling skills. In 1994, I started my private counseling practice, in Norman, which has become my full-time work. In addition to counseling and teaching, I have conducted chemical dependency interventions since 1991, and I am a certified therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). Since 2002, I have served as a board member on the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Certification Board.
Payments Accepted
Credit and debit cards, Health Savings accounts, cash, checks and Health Choice or Tricare insurance
Afternoons and evenings
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Caregiver Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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  Noble   Washington
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