SERENITY COUNSELING B/CS

Healing from life's many losses.

Donna Xu, M.S.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate

How Are You Feeling?

"No matter how much I breathe, I can't take a deep breath."​

"The world seems to be resting on my shoulders"

"I can't seem to control anything in my life."

We'll work together to deconstruct the issues at hand and regain control.

"I don't have any energy to get up, to shower, much less answer my phone."​

"I don't want to talk or see anyone." ​

"Nothing seems to be working."

"The things that I used to love to do don't give me happiness anymore."​

We'll develop coping skills and take small steps that lead to big change.

"I feel like I'm not understood."

"It's like I'm talking to the wall when I'm with my significant other."

"I know that relationships take sacrifice, but why is this so hard?"

We'll assess the situation on an individual, couple, or familial basis.

Issues Addressed

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Immigration and Adaption to New Environment
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma
  • Immigration and Adaption to New Environment

The Postmodern Treatment

One of the major differences between modern and postmodern therapies, such as, solution focused brief therapy, narrative, and collaborative therapy, is the school of thought. Postmodern therapies focus on deconstructing common beliefs and analyze their values in each client’s life. Postmodern therapists take a collaborative approach in therapy, where they aid the client in exercising self agency rather than a more traditional authoritative or directive approach to therapy. Change comes through collaborative dialogue. Postmodern therapies have been used to help a multitude of conditions such as: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavior disorders, schizophrenia, and more.

I am passionate in postmodern school of thought because I believe that the person that knows themselves the most are the clients. I believe that working together to seek a catered solution is more effective in the long run because two people are working towards a solution while also deconstructing beliefs that have not been either, identified in the past, or helpful to the client in their present.

Welcome

My Credentials

Supervised by: Jeanene Smith, M.A., LPC-S, LMFT-S
Texas State Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists
Behavioral Health Executive Council Board
talktojeanene@gmail.com

A&M Christian Counseling Center
Shaun Burrow, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S
shaun@amchristiancounseling.com

M.S. in Psychology | Our Lady of the Lake University

B.A. in Psychology | Texas A&M University

 

Texas State License: 203643

OAG Training

SBIRT Training

SYMBIS Certified

AAMFT, TAMFT, IOCDF Membership

Fundraiser:

  • Friendship of Women, Inc: “Songs and Joy Benefit”
  • Raised $11,000

$115 per 1 Hour

$145 per 1.5 Hours

Out of Network Pay By:

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Donna Xu - Therapist Plano Texas

Donna Xu

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist associate. I hold a masters in science in psychology with the specialty of marriage, individual, and family therapy. My mission is providing the best therapeutic experience to each individual, couple, and family that is catered to their needs. I believe in utilizing integrative models of therapy as doing so will create a customized treatment plan for each client. I believe therapy is part of the human experience and no matter the language or culture, the mind and heart always need care and understanding. Coming from a bicultural background and also having lived abroad, I feel that I am able to understand some of the common challenges that come with assimilation and acculturation from both domestic and foreign perspectives.

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SERENITY COUNSELING B/CS

An ease for the heart and mind