Donna has more than 20 years of experience, and has been with Menninger since 2004. Her expertise includes grief and parental grief, and she facilitates weekend workshops for grieving couples and mothers. Her 7-week grief group that she developed 20 years ago continues to be offered at various locations throughout the Houston community.
Donna has been trained in and uses the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach when working with patients who struggle with suicidality. She is trained in dialectical behavior therapy and the The Daring Way™ curriculum. She has authored blog posts, including "Lost: Helping Parents Cope with the Death of a Child," for SayNoToStigma.com.
Donna earned her undergraduate degree from North Texas State University and her master's degree in Clinical Social Work, with a concentration in children and families, from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. She completed a postgraduate fellowship at the Houston-Galveston Trauma Institute and participated in the psychodynamic fellowship at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute.