Elizabeth Donatto-Clark, LPC-MHSP


I have had many roles in my life:  Soldier, mother, wife, sister, daughter, student, and friend.  I believe that all of these have provided me with experiences that allow me to see all aspects of a problem I am presented with as a counselor.  I have been told I have a unique style, but more often than not I help a client get to where they need to be.  I like to think the client knows the answer; they just need someone specially trained to help them find it.  Think of me as a sherpa on the journey to better mental and emotional well being.

I have a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Forensic Counseling.  I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of trauma.

I am not sure I have an official specialty or focus, but an unofficial survey of my friends and colleagues reveals that I work especially well with very young children,  adolescents, and teens who are resistant to the counseling process.  As a result, my practice is primarily made up of the above.

I currently accept TN Care and private pay clients.

Each client is unique; therefore I tailor treatment by taking into account age, gender, and level of emotional and mental maturity when choosing a treatment modality.  Depending on the client’s needs, I utilize a combination of play and art therapy techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and mindfullness.

“People may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

Elizabeth joined the IPC team in November of 2014.