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imagery sessions on disc
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Holistic Counseling in Saratoga Springs, NY • healing@nycap.rr.com

About My Practice

How Can I Help You?

I am committed to helping people empower themselves and transform their lives in a safe, supportive environment. My traditional psychotherapeutic counseling practice utilizes the most effective mind–body techniques and merges them with complementary alternative counseling, as well as with life coaching.

I have an LCSW-R license (the “R” designation allows for third-party insurance reimbursement and is only awarded after a Licensed Clinical Social Worker has had a minimum of 6 years of postgraduate professional supervision and has met strict credentialing guidelines). You can read about my background, training, and professional credentials on my Biography page.

Many of my clients (ranging in age from 7 to 70+) struggle with anxiety, high stress, trauma, depression, eating disorders, life transitions, career and health challenges, and performance issues. My focus is to help people access the source of unconscious patterns of behavior; and to provide them with the tools to change those patterns that prevent them from living a satisfying life.

After a few sessions, people learn to identify the nature and origin of their negative patterns and blocks, and thus reduce anxiety (which is the underlying cause of most of our blocks to success). People learn how to use the tools that will be most effective with their specific issues to help them take charge of their lives in a new, productive way.

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Private Sessions

I offer private counseling, as well as Wave Work, Hypnosis, and EMDR sessions, which enable you to integrate your feelings with your thoughts. This is an effective approach when you need help with a variety of issues, including:

  • relationships
  • reinventing yourself
  • weight management
  • stress reduction
  • public speaking
  • competitive sports
  • career performance
  • effective communications
  • anger management
  • wellness
  • transitioning careers
  • test anxiety
  • relaxation
  • women's issues
  • addictions

If you are not able to schedule or attend private sessions with me, I also offer a variety of self-help and guided imagery sessions on disc and in downloadable MP3 audio format. You can find these in my secure online store.

This website also features a selection of free self-help resources.


My private practice is located in Saratoga Springs, New York (off Maple Avenue); and free parking is available. Private sessions are by appointment.


My regular office hours are…

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Payment and Insurance Reimbursement

I complete the client’s insurance forms (with a clinical diagnosis), so they can submit the paperwork to their private insurance companies and/or work Health Flex programs for session reimbursement. I accept payment by cash or check.

For more information about my practice, or to schedule an appointment, please email me or call me at (518) 584-0698.

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When we learn to communicate as one with our body, mind, and spirit, we achieve the greatest gift of all — the ability to heal our Selves!™

  Donna Bird, LCSW, CCH  
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Hypnotist

Holistic Therapeutic Approaches to Change


phone: (518) 584.0698 • email: healing@nycap.rr.com