Dr. McCann is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Santa Monica, CA. She works with individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorders and trauma - including feelings of overwhelming sadness, lack of motivation, panic in social situations, or inability to regulate emotions. Dr. McCann also works with couples seeking support in their relationship, whether that’s through conflict or feeling “stuck.” Her work encourages the development of coping skills for those going through major life transitions and the promotion of well-being in the body as well as the mind.
Dr. McCann utilizes a psychodynamic approach with her clients, meaning she may ask about a client’s experience growing up or relating to others early in life. She’s certified in the Trauma Resiliency Model and creates a safe atmosphere for clients to unpack their traumas and process the emotional impacts of their experiences. Dr. McCann also practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidence-based treatment for reframing trauma in the brain.
Dr. McCann earned her Masters of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and has a degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic, and utilizes this knowledge and skill set in her sessions by emphasizing awareness of the sensations of the body and overall health and well-being. Dr. McCann is currently completing her PsyD in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
EMDR - A type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Donna McCann is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Donna McCann, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2017 - Present
Dr. Deryl Goldenberg, Psychological Assistant, 2020 - Present
Exis Recovery Center, Therapist Intern, 2019 - 2020
Mulvaney Therapy, Therapist Intern, 2015 - 2018
Airport Marina Counseling Service, Therapist Intern, 2013 - 2014
Donna McCann, Chiropractor, 1992 - 2009
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Doctor of Psychology, 2021
Antioch University, Masters in Clinical Psychology, 2012
Life University, Doctor of Chiropractic, 1995
California: LMFT 102568