Violeta Donawa uses a strengths-based approach to collaboratively support adult clients with their mental and behavioral health needs. She is a mental health professional and healing justice practitioner who believes that integrative therapy practices have the capacity to help clients transform their sense of self and ability to cope with daily pain points and stressors. Violeta received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a specialized focus on co-occurring mental health and substance use related conditions. She earned her Master’s Degree in Sociology in 2014 which informs her therapeutic lens.
Since 2013, her work has extended from local to global in the areas of holistic wellness approaches and psycho-social spiritual education. She has experience working with survivors of sexual assault; individuals whose mental health is impacted by state violence and systems of oppression including but not limited to racism, colorism, sexism, and heteronormativity; and abstinence and harm reduction-based approaches to addiction and sobriety. She invites working with clients who experience symptoms related to anxiety, depression, bipolar states, and auditory hallucinations. Her treatment training includes a broad range of modalities and interventions included but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches, and Motivational Interviewing to help meet client needs. She is also trained in Reiki Level II and Yoga 12 Step for Recovery Level I.