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Donna Trimm LCSW

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Donna Trimm Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Tuesdayfrom 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Fridayfrom 05:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Saturdayfrom 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
SundayClosed

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I became passionate about holistic health when faced with some of my own family's health issues and the stunning lack of inquiry into root causes by mainstream Western medicine. The rush to medicate symptoms using strong pharmaceuticals with short research histories and alarming side effects propelled me to spend the last 23 years learning and practicing herbal, Ayurvedic, and integrative methods backed by solid and reputable research. I'm a New York state-licensed clinical social worker with an extensive background in helping people cope with chronic illness, grief, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. I’m a former hospice bereavement coordinator with additional training from David Kessler (grief.com). I blend mindful cognitive behavioral therapy and writing therapy with education on nutrition, exercise, meditation, and supplements to achieve whole-body wellness, erasing the artificial divide our culture has built between our physical and mental health.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

I would pick, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" by Judy Blume. This book illustrated for me when I was only age 12 what a good therapist does: meets someone where they are, validates their feelings, and then helps them make sense of the reality they find themselves in.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I learned to listen and practice empathy by being raised in an environment where those qualities were hard to find. I often say that I became a social worker at age 12 when, after fighting back bullies on my own behalf, I walked over to where a bully was tormenting a peer and told him to “knock it off.” After working hard to find my own voice, I came to understand that I had a role to play in helping others find theirs. Sometimes that means figuring out what that voice would have sounded like when it was still silent. I’m honored to accompany people back to the most pivotal periods of their lives to give sound to silent scenes that are making themselves heard decades later through undesirable traits and behaviors, depression, or anxiety. My later-lived experiences in NYC, the International House, East Harlem, Washington Heights, and the south side of Chicago lend cultural sensitivity, insight, and commitment.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

White

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Faith

Christianity

Other Identities

Boomer

Specialties

Loss/Grief

Dissociative disorders

Life transitions

Physical wellness

Spirituality & religion based issues

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management

Attachment issues

Bullying

Chronic illness

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Bind Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Carelon Behavioral Health

Fees

First Session$150
Individual Therapy$130

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Training / Certifications

Certificate from Professional Education Systems Institute - David Kessler on Healing Grief & Loss 2023

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 095229

Education

Columbia University School of Social Wrok, Master of Social Work, 1990

Advanced Standing Caucus

Online Therapy

Office at 609 Canton Street, Ogdensburg, NY

Frequently Asked Questions About Donna Trimm, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Donna Trimm, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Donna Trimm accepting new clients?

Yes, Donna Trimm is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York and in-person appointments at 609 Canton Street, Ogdensburg, NY, 13669.

Does Donna Trimm accept insurance?

Yes, Donna Trimm accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Bind Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Carelon Behavioral Health, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC), UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.

What types of therapy does Donna Trimm offer?

Donna Trimm offers therapy for individuals.

Does Donna Trimm offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Donna Trimm offers in-person appointments at 609 Canton Street, Ogdensburg, NY, 13669.

Does Donna Trimm offer online therapy?

Yes, Donna Trimm offers online therapy via video sessions, phone sessions and live messaging sessions to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Donna Trimm?

Donna Trimm typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Donna Trimm speak?

Donna Trimm conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Donna Trimm online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Donna Trimm online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.