Donna Dholakia, LMSW, MALD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melville
Do you feel unsatisfied with the direction of your life and the quality of your relationships? Do you feel stuck or lonely? Perhaps your persistent worries are narrowing your life? My goal is to empower adolescents, adults and couples to heal and grow into the people they would like to become, and to thrive in their lives and relationships. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, school-related difficulties, parenting issues, trauma, grief, and marriage/relationship issues. We will work collaboratively to identify your goals and create a plan to develop new strategies to manage life challenges.
I have a special interest and training in healing relationship distress and conflict using Gottman Method Couples Therapy. You may be struggling with communication, relationship impasses, infidelity, or growing apart. Do you each see the problem differently? As an objective third party I can lend perspective and facilitate useful solutions.
I strive to achieve a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients and treat root causes, not only symptoms. My goal is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Donna Dholakia now - (917) 789-1265


  • School: Adelphi University
  • License No. and State: 097504-1 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $50 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Tufts University / MALD
  • Year graduated: 1995
  • Certificate: Adelphi University / Fundamentals of CBT
  • Certificate Date: 2016


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Issues
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017
Donna Dholakia, LMSW, MALD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melville

Donna Dholakia

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MALD