Maureen Donley, MA, MFT

Maureen Donley, MA, MFT

Professions: Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - MFC53178
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 11247
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2001 S. Barrington Ave.
LA, CA 90025
Los Angeles, California 90025 - United States
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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

I work with my clients to resolve whatever is getting in their way. My approach is generally mindfulness based, informed by attachment and family histories. It focuses on widening and deepening resilience and core strengths that are already there (even if it doesn't feel like it). Then you can meet life's inevitable challenges without getting knocked off your game. You can also make peace with your past and discover valuable resources that have been waiting for you all along.

There's only one of you on the planet. Let's figure out why you're here and what your best life looks like.

Email or Call Maureen Donley, MA, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11247

More Info About My Practice

I charge $100 - $150 for a 50 minute session
My fee for EMDR/TRM work is $175 per 50 minute session
Sliding scale is considered based on individual client needs.
I accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express as well as cash or check
I am a Blue Shield, Magellan, United, Tri-Care and MHN in-network health care provider.
I can often bill directly as an out-of-network provider for other insurance plans.
I am happy to provide a monthly superbill for submission to a client's insurance company.
Payment is due at time of service

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I hold two trauma certifications; one in TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model) and one in EMDR (Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing) - both protocols integrate mind and body and can often provide relief from longstanding trauma based roadblocks and behaviors in a relatively short time without re-traumatizing the client.
Trauma work of this type can be incredibly helpful in the arenas of dealing with past abuse, chronic hypervigilance, abandonment/attachment issues and crippling shame and guilt.

I also specialize in assisting those who are part of the adoption constellation (Adoptees, Birthparents, Adoptive Parents). As an adoptive parent myself I bring additional insight to the attachment and abandonment issues that can arise and the profound experience of adoption for everyone who is touched by it.

Lastly my past careers in both theatre and film inform my work with creative professionals. The intersection of art and commerce offers many challenges as well as rewards. I can help in navigating both.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Any members of the adoption triad (birthparent, adoptive parent, adoptee); adolescents; creative professionals

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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