Headshot of Donald KOPNICKY LPC


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What is your style/approach to therapy?

I do CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- the way we think is the way we will act. I can't change you but i can educate you by telling you what helps others facing similiar issues.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

a lot of what my clients are dealing with, so have i; grief, disappointments, re-careering, military, depression, anxiety, OCD, poor sleep, anger, unhappy. but, from all this, "the glass is half full"; it's not over until it's over.!

Were there lessons in your professional or academic career that left an impression on you, and how has that informed your work today?

"How badly do you want it?!!!!" i wake up every day with another chance to do it better. Sometimes its chicken...sometimes it's feathers. Never give up--seek help- take the advice-it will get better.





Aging related concerns

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Academic challenges

College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Life coaching



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Animal-Assisted Therapy


Positive Psychology

Sandplay Therapy

The Gottman Method

Training / Certifications

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Beck Depression Inventory Vanderbilt Teacher Behavior Evaluation Scale MRT – Moral Recognition Therapy CART – Certified Anger Resolution Therapy CBT – Cognitive Behavior Therapy NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming BIPP – Battering Intervention and Prevention Programming MET – Motivational Enhancement Training MI – Motivation Interviewing LSI-R – Level of Service Inventory – Revised CEST – Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment CTS – Criminal Thinking Scale DDRP – Drug Demand Reduction Program MSE – Mental Status Exams CBI-SA – Cognitive Behavior Intervention – Substance Abuse


TX, LPC, 68713


MA, Counseling, SHSU; MA, Behavioral Science, UofH-CL

Work History

after returning from military service, i was asked to run a suicide crisis hotline. that lead me to obtaining more education and training which led to other experiences- working at a psych hospital, a home for wards of the state; working 10 years helping people re-career; all the while, keeping a private practice seeing individuals. couples and groups.. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you recognize negative or unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. CBT aims to help you identify and explore the ways your emotions and thoughts can affect your actions. Once you notice these patterns, you can begin learning to reframe your thoughts in a more positive and helpful way. CBT is largely based on the idea that your thoughts, emotions, and actions are connected. In other words, the way you think and feel about something can affect what you do. A key concept of CBT is that these thought and behavior patterns can be changed.


3713 summer lane, huntsville, 77340, TX