Donna  McCann
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Donna McCann

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Psychological Associate, LPA
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Accepting In-person
Updated October 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma
  • EMDR
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

We all experience times in our lives or specific challenges that cause us to feel frustrated, anxious, depleted, stuck, or otherwise dissatisfied. Whatever the reason for you seeking out therapy at this time in your life, I believe it's an opportunity for greater self-knowledge to promote change in your life and develop skills to cope with life's challenges. It takes courage to sort through confusion and pain, and in our collaborative work you can find meaning and hope.

My style is compassionate, engaging and mindful, and I strive to build a safe and trusting relationship as we get to know each other. With a psychodynamic approach, we explore the subconscious patterns that are playing out in your present life and bring them to your awareness so that you are free to chart the course of your life.

My goal is to aid you in recognizing your mind-body connection, allowing for the restoration of your emotional well-being and the strengthening of your resilience. We possess greater ability for change when we begin to understand what our body is telling us. My prior practice as a chiropractor has prepared me to guide you through that mind-body connection so that you may begin to find your way towards a greater sense of well-being and personal growth.

I look forward to meeting and working with you.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Donna McCann is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am to 7pm
  • Tue 9am to 2pm
  • Wed 7am to 6pm
  • Thu 8am to 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Santa Monica practice
1247 7th Street, Suite 202, Santa Monica, California 90401
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm-8pm
  • Tue 9am-12pm
  • Wed 7am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 0
  • Sat 8am-1pm
  • Sun 0

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 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


Licensure

California: LMFT 102568

California: PS894025421


Languages

English