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Donna Shin



Donna earned her Master’s Degree in 2004 from Loyola University in MD in Pastoral
Counseling. This unique program, holistic in nature, integrated psychology and spirituality to
help consider the whole person’s well-being. Donna is passionate about this approach to help
her clients access the wisdom that already resides in them to allow healing and growth.

In over 16 years of practice Donna has worked with children, teens, and adults treating a
variety of mental health concerns. Working exclusively in the field of grief and loss for 7 years
she sees healing grief and trauma as foundational to one’s ability to live fully and thrive.

Donna is a trauma informed therapist certified in a powerful technique called Brainspotting.
This scientific therapy was developed out of the more familiar EMDR by Dr. David Grand. She
has studied with Dr. Grand and has successfully worked with those who have experienced
physical or emotional trauma. Brainspotting is effective for stress, anxiety, depression,
emotional blocks, grief, loss and creativity enhancement as well.

In addition to Brainspotting she utilizes traditional and experiential approaches to therapy using
classical music, art, meditation, and mindfulness.

Find out more about Donna at

Clinical Approach

I honor the therapeutic relationship as a sacred container for growth and transformation. Asking the hard questions and facing dis-ease takes courage and change only happens in a safe and caring space. 

My clinical approach is psychodynamic, humanistic, insight oriented and holistic - honoring mind, body, and spirit. I embrace Jungian principals and am comfortable supporting others with issues of faith and spiritual growth.

I have found  Brainspotting, the body and brain based scientific therapy, I am certified in, to be tremendously healing to facilitate emotional release and insights. How amazing our neurobiology is! 

Teaching mindfulness and meditation are incorporated in my work as well as CBT and Emotion-al Freedom Technique. 

I approach the healing process by deeply listening, and collaborating with clients to help them,

1)    truly honor the whole of themselves, 
2)    to reconcile trauma and 
3)    grieve and make meaning of loss

I work with adults, teens, and families and have a special interest in helping women ( of faith ) heal from codependence and emotionally abusive relationships to move forward with self-love, health and dignity. 

Currently, I am studying to obtain a certification in Holistic Wellness Coaching with the International Association of Wellness Practitioners.

  • grief and loss

  • transitions

  • trauma and stress

  • women’s issues ( including teen girls )

  • relationship issues

  • codependence and attachment injuries

  • emotional abuse

  • issues of faith and spiritual growth 

  • mindfulness and meditation

Rates: $150 for initial consult

            $140 per session

Carefirst BCBS

Sliding Scale: Offered


Office: (410) 567-1117 Ext. 705


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