Donna  Mowry
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Donna Mowry


Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC National Certified Counselor, NCC Master of Arts, MA
Maryland Not Accepting Online
Germantown Not Accepting In-person

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Updated April 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Donna Mowry, owner of Happy Halo Counseling, LLC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider in Maryland. Donna specializes in helping clients overcome their barriers to happiness and fulfillment. Many of Donna’s clients suffer from intense emotions after a major loss or a traumatic event. These intense emotions might disrupt daily routines, cause relationship conflicts, or cause them to question their faith. Donna helps these clients to come to a deeper understanding about their experiences, increase their self-esteem, and move forward with their lives.

Donna’s approach to therapy draws from many evidence-based therapy modalities. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, and Solution-focused Brief Therapy. Clients learn how to become aware of their habits, especially those habits that lead to feelings of distress. By changing thought patterns, clients decrease the self-criticism that often leads to feelings of guilt, shame, or despair. Donna encourages clients to place their attention on the present through meditation or grounding exercises, which can be helpful when they become overwhelmed. When appropriate, Donna brings elements of Pastoral/Spirituality Counseling into session to help clients understand their mental health in the context of their faith. She is a person-centered, strengths-based therapist who tailors her sessions to each individual client’s needs.

Donna earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland and a Master's degree in Thanatology from Hood College. She holds advanced training and certifications in Trauma-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Her style is empathetic and caring, and she strives to help clients grow through self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-empowerment. It’s important to Donna to have a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients, so she ensures a strong, trusting rapport from the first session.

Message to clients

Welcome! I am thrilled that your journey toward self-love and self-care has led you to my counseling practice. There's nothing I enjoy more than helping people to awaken and discover their limitless power to take control of their life and realize the magnificence of who they truly are. My goal is to provide a sacred space of acceptance, respect, genuineness, and a non-judgmental atmosphere were you feel safe to explore anything that is on your mind.

I was inspired to enter the field of counseling after working as a hospice volunteer and bereavement counselor. During the past 20 years, I have had the privilege and joy of helping children, adolescents, and adults work through the most challenging and painful times of their life. My clinical experience involves working with people of all ages, from five to eighty years old, in schools, clinics, retirement communities, hospices, and hospitals.

Working with me means collaboration, responsibility, respect, and, above all, change. Through our work together, you will feel heard, respected, and empowered. I offer a free 15-minute consultation. Please feel free to send me an email to schedule an appointment to discuss your therapy needs.


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note


Online Sessions (Maryland)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Germantown practice
12410 Milestone Center Drive, Suite #600, Germantown, Maryland 20876
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Happy Halo Counseling, LLC, Owner/Founder , 2020 - Present
Individual/Family Trauma-Informed Therapist , Thrive Behavioral Health , 2017 - 2020
Adventist Behavioral Health and Wellness Residential Treatment Center , Clinical Counseling Intern, 2014 - 2015
Asbury Methodist Village, Department of Pastoral Care/Counseling , Clinical Counseling Intern, 2013 - 2014
Camp Coordinator/Big Buddy, Children's Bereavement Camp, Hospice Caring, Volunteer, 2008 - 2008
Terminally Ill Patients - End-of-Life Care, Montgomery Hospice, Volunteer, 2004 - 2006

Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH), Credential ID# 160603, 2023
Intensive EMDR Basic Training, Part 1 & Part 2, EMDRIA Approved Training Program , Post-graduate Certificate, EMDR of Greater Washington, DC, 2019
Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Post-graduate Training Certification , 2019
The Ferentz Institute Advanced Psychotherapy Training & Education, Advanced Trauma Treatment Certification - Level I, 2017
Loyola University Maryland, Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Pastoral Counseling, 2016
National Certified Counselor (NCC) - National Board for Certified Counselors, Credential ID# 706763, 2016
Hood College, Master of Arts, Thanatology, 2007
Hood College, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1998


Maryland: LC9513