Client Testimonials

"While working on a project in Afghanistan, Donna came out to provide an assessment and staff care. Afghanistan is an incredibly stressful environment, with a brutal combination of underlying fear and daily monotony that tests the most resilient of people. Donna was insightful, caring, and helpful, with some staff reaching out to her for assistance months after her work. Her work was vital to repairing/bolstering mental health of staff in a difficult environment."

- Jon Bormet, Urban Governance Collaborative


"I have been working with Donna Read for this past year, and she has been very helpful to me. Donna is very open, caring, and I have complete trust in her. The therapy we are using has helped me tremendously. The things I like best about our sessions are that I always feel very comfortable, I never feel rushed, and I leave feeling that we are making a huge amount of progress each time. I always look forward to our next session because Donna is the kind of therapist I have been searching for for many years. I feel that my issues are finally and truly being addressed and resolved. Donna is very professional, ethical, that she is well informed in her field currently, as well as having great wisdom from her many years of experience in the past. I would definitely recommend Donna Read to anyone looking for a great therapist. I feel that she is the kind of therapist that can successfully help out any client with their therapy exceptionally well, and I feel very lucky to be working with her!"

- Client, Female, 45 yrs.


"I am writing regarding Donna Read. I have been working with Donna since February 2012. Since this time working with Donna has really helped me in all aspects of my life.  Donna has helped me identify issues within my life that I didn’t realize existed. In doing so, I have learned about CBT.  I have learned about my way of thinking and that thoughts are not facts,  I have learned to identify behavior’s that stem from my thoughts and I am working on my thinking and how I look at life and how it does in fact impact my behavior.  I am grateful to Donna in getting me thus far and I look forward to seeing how further I get with her help. I am grateful to her for all that she has done"

- Client, female, 35 yrs.


"One of Donna’s key strengths is her ability to assess, develop and maintain staff engagement and satisfaction to create a culture of service within an organization. She has designed and delivered very well-received workshops structured to guide staff to visualize those factors that bring them the highest levels of inspiration in the workplace, and to identify concrete actions they can take to bring them closer to this ideal. Donna has led such workshops and follow-on support to staff in the US as well as in Afghanistan, and has made a very positive contribution to the levels of staff satisfaction and morale in our organization. In addition, it is through Donna’s efforts that our firm adopted a formal staff support and well-being infrastructure. A longtime specialist and advocate for the psychosocial and wellness support of field-based international development staff,Donna developed a model for staff care that is appropriate to the culture of our organization and that provides field staff with the training, knowledge of resources, and ongoing support to ensure that they are safe and proactively taking care of themselves in dangerous environments. She herself traveled to Afghanistan to work with staff and establish the framework for staff care that the organization would then build upon. As a scholar-practitioner in the organization development field, and as a coach, mentor, counselor, strategic planner and colleague, Donna Read is absolutely top-notch. Behind the excellent skills and professional qualities that she brings to her work is a person that deeply cares about people and organizations, and strives to do everything possible for them to succeed. I recommend her unreservedly to anyone seeking to benefit from her many strengths and skills."

- James Thorn, U.S. Department of State


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