top of page

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive - Brene Brown -

Image of Crescent Lake
Robert's Arm NL

My Approach

Welcome to Crescent Counselling

My name is Donna and I am very open to hearing from you. My promise is to provide a private, safe space for you with an empathic, supportive approach. I pride myself on being compassionate, open-minded, friendly and

down to earth.

I will guide you through the counselling process to help you discover for yourself how to feel better and improve your life. Your counselling plan will be tailored towards your needs as I draw from a variety of therapies.

It is never too late to start living better! 


 Donna Mitchell-Parsons


How can counselling help me?

There are  many reasons why people see a counsellor.
Below are just some of the issues I can help you with. 
  • AD/HD

  • Anger Management 

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) 

  • Coping skills

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease

  • Divorce

  • Education and Learning Disabilities

  • Family issues

  • Grief

  • Intimate partner issues 

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • PTSD and childhood-PTSD

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self Harming

  • Stress

  • Substance Abuse 

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Women's Issues

E-mail me to set up a free 15-minute "meet and greet" so you can decide if I am a good fit for your needs       


My Approach

My approach depends on you! This might be better explained if I tell you a little about the process of how I counsel.


First, during our initial session, I would explain my role and get to know you and your presenting concerns or issues that you would like to work on. You would be bringing expert knowledge about yourself, and I would guide you to explore different ways of thinking and acting that could make you feel better.

Second, I would use a variety of therapies to help meet your goals. However, I find that cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is often most suitable for a wide range of issues. CBT explores the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to help resolve our issues. Along with this, we might add elements of other therapies to round out a plan unique to you.


Other approaches I have explored are dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT). 



Client A 

"My sessions with Donna were personable and comfortable. She helped me make some tremendous realizations about myself and to help me grow based on what I had discovered. I will be eternally grateful for what Donna has done for me during our sessions!" 

Client B

"I was a little nervous starting therapy. It did not taker very long before I was totally relaxed, open and pouring my heart out to Donna. She was very professional and gained my trust quickly. I looked forward to our weekly sessions and my greatest lesson was to always step back and think. Look for what others involved in a situation might be thinking or feeling before I react. Thank you Donna!"



Individual Counselling

60 minute session
HST included



Virtual sessions are available across NL as well as



 Counselling Sessions

 Set your own appointment times

through an online booking page. Email me for a link! 

Contact Me

If you have any questions you can reach me in the following ways: 


Crescent Lake at Sunset

Crescent Counselling 

  • Facebook


Email, call, or use the form below to arrange a no-cost meet and greet!

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page