Donna Berns,MA, LMFT, DCH

Donna Berns,MA, LMFT, DCH

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fee is $250 for a 50 minute session. I offer a 10 minute free consultation.
I am a Trauma Therapist Certified in Brain Spotting. I am a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist. I am a Certified specialist Anger Management Therapist. I am a Certified Life Coach.
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Westlake Village, California 91362

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My Approach to Helping

Thank you for your interest in working with me! The relationship I form with my clients are very important to me and I welcome the opportunity to work with people with a variety of life experiences.

I understand the pressures and stressors that life can present and how it can affect your emotional, mental and physical health as well as it effecting your relationships with others. I will help you discover your true self, your wants, needs and strength in order to help you work through your personal challenges. Together we will work around solving current problems and recurring difficulties from the past to improve your mental and physical being.

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns and traumas and customizing a treatment plan whether it is marriage counseling, relationship counseling, anxiety, stress and much more.

I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life!

More Info About My Practice

I am a Certified Brainspotting Therapist. Brainspotting is a form of therapy that aims to help clients process through difficult emotions or traumatic experiences. In Brainspotting, different eye positions are used to help identity "brainspots" linked to certain experiences, emotions or sources of distress. Once identified, Brainspotting therapist use mindfulness techniques to help the client access, experience and process through the thoughts and feelings stored in the Brainspot.

I am a Certified Anger Management Therapist (CSAM) specializing in helping regulated emotions.
I am a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist (DBT).
I have a Doctorate in Hypnotherapy (DCH).
I am a Certified life coach specializing in balancing life and work.

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

I am also certified in Anger management. I can help you set yourself free from the anger, hurt, bitterness and rage within you. We will work together to help you live more authentically in the world.

I am in Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist (CDBT).

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Farsi

Groups I Work With

    I work with Couples, Teens, Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habits
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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