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Donna Cohen Cretcher, LCSW
I am an active participant in sessions by asking questions to fully understand who you are and how best to support you.

Our Team

Donna Cohen Cretcher, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe life is a journey and everyone has their personal challenges. I enjoy the experience of understanding you and helping you. I am an active participant in sessions by asking questions to fully understand who you are and how best to support you. I individualize your treatment based on what you want, need and who you are. I see myself as a coach to support you in obtaining your goals and a sense of wellness in your life.

Education

BA - Psychology, University of California Irvine

MSW -  Social Work, San Diego State University

License Number and State

CA 11541

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because I grew up surrounded by family members who had mental illness. I understood it and felt that, based on my experiences and my knowledge, I could be very helpful to others.

What are your interests outside of work?

I am an avid exercise person. I love walking and working out at the gym. I try to do this daily. I have three adult children who I love to spend time with. My husband and I play Catun and I enjoy the nature of the game.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I love Goodwill, they do so much by providing jobs, free counseling, and having stores we can donate too!

How do you recharge?

I recharge by exercising, spending time with close friends and watching shows!

Do you have any pets?

I rescued a chihuahua who ran away (when I wasn't home) because he suffered from severe anxiety. Somehow found his way back to my house after 12 days in rural northern California after only going for a walk twice.