DeGeorge Counseling Services, LLC
Donna DeGeorge, PCC-S, LICDC

Common Concerns



People who struggle with depression often feel down for extended periods. They lose interest in activities that they once found pleasurable. Depression negatively affects millions of Americans each year.

Anxiety and Stress


Stress and anxiety are related, but often confused. Stress is tension associated with a specific event (e.g. a test or a job), while anxiety is a non-specific worry about the future. To find relief, people with anxiety may turn to repetitive routines, preoccupations, or addictions.


Often if someone has turned to drugs or alcohol, or another non chemical behavior, as an unhealthy means of coping, they will need professional assistance to stop that behavior and to learn more adaptive ways of managing the factors that led to the addiction. My office can assist both the person who has the disease of addiction to get into recovery, and can also provide services to those family, friends, or loved ones who are stuggling to manage their own life as related to the addiction.  


Feeling understood and understanding one's partner is what allows couples to deeply share one another's lives. Often, couples struggle with communication issues, which actually mask deeper relationship issues. Additionally, people often struggle with communicating effectively with children, extended family, co workers, or bosses. Communicating effectively and assertively can improve any relationship in your life.

Anger Issues

Sometimes we have unresolved anger that is negatively interefering with our life. It may show up as depression when turned inward, or in physiological problems such as ongoing stomach problems or headaches. Anger can be vented toward others who don't deserve it if not appropriately expressed. It is normal and healthy to get angry and unhealthy not to express it. Problems result when the expression is aggressive or passive.  If someone is having an anger response to minor incidents, it is possible that there are other underlying symptoms that need to be addressed.

Troubled Relationships/Codependency

When relationships take a negative turn, or have been unhealthy for some time, frequently codependency is involved. Codependency is a term used to describe an unhealthy set of behaviors and/or emotions in which one's own mood or feelings of happiness are based on another's. Whether couples, families, or other relationships, unresolved resentments and other negativities can dissolve the relationship entirely. The goal of a relationship is to have mutual respect, openness to be oneself, acceptance, and a desire for both persons to be happy. Healthy relationships build up the other person and oneself, and troubled relationships leave someone feeling drained and cut down.


Experiences that overwhelm or scare us can leave a lasting impression. The symptoms can leave us stressed, depressed, and have negative consequences for our work and home life. Trauma can come in the way of being one very meaninful incident which changed the core person, or ongoing, and at times, "smaller" incidents that are just as traumatizing to the individual, but occur over time and gradually take a lasting effect. There are many treatments to help those struggling with the effects of trauma, including but not limited to EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a protocol that Donna is partially trained in doing, and helps use bilateral stimulation to reorganize traumatic memories into a healthier way of being within the brain.


Self-esteem is a feeling of personal worth. It is important to be able to value yourself regardless of your current state of personal achievement, beauty, or intelligence. Your self-esteem creates the foundation for a full life, great relationships, and a feeling of well-being.
DeGeorge Counseling Services, LLC
6441 S Main Street Suite 201
PO Box 243, North Kingsville, Ohio 44068
(440) 335-4126
FAX (440) 335-4127
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