Donna Gardner-Jacoby

Seeking therapy can be a difficult decision, especially if you are someone who is used to managing things on your own or helps others.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Crystal Lake, IL

  • Individual

About My Clients

I serve persons who have experienced trauma and loss and are struggling with the impact it is having on their lives. It is an honor to provide space and time for individuals to tell their stories at their own pace and in the detail they choose, and to offer information and practices that can improve their ability to live an authentic life, according to their values and beliefs.

My Background and Approach

I received my Master of Social Work (Clinical) and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and Illinois with a Mental Health and Aging Certificate from Boston University and certificate in Cognitive Processing Therapy from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration. I have provided therapy in private practice, through non-profit community mental health centers, as an in-home therapist for older adults, in a non-profit agency serving survivors of intimate partner violence, and within a VA outpatient clinic. In each of these venues I have grown more skilled but have found some anchoring values that guide me regardless of where I work: be genuine, be reliable, listen and stay absolutely present, celebrate the uniqueness and strengths of each person I'm privileged to work with, this is about collaboration, choice and teamwork, and hope is essential.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

At A Glance

  • Experience: 29 years of practice


847-413-9700 x401 Email Donna
820 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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