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Green Hills with Blue Sky

Alonna Donovan Makinson LPCC

Areas of Specialty & Interest
  • Substance Use & Addictive Disorders
  • Couples counseling & relationship issues
  • Spanish-speaking
  • Neurocounseling
  • Mood regulation
  • Life transitions

Hello & Welcome!

I am a mental health counselor at Embrace Recovery and Wellness Center LLC. Although I have made Cincinnati my home, I actually grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville with bachelor's degrees in American Studies and Spanish. Then I decided to pursue my dream career – counseling! I received my master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati and have been around the area since then, working in agency and private practice settings. I can't think of anything else I'd rather do! There's nothing more gratifying than being able to be a part of a client's personal growth journey.

I work primarily with adults, couples, and teenagers, and provide support for individuals working to improve interpersonal relationships, develop coping skills, or enhance their personal growth. I believe that everyone possesses the ability to find their own solutions, and that deepening personal self-awareness is the key to seeing those solutions more clearly. My job is to provide a safe place where clients can explore themselves in order to better position themselves to make healthy choices. I'm fascinated by the intersection of science and counseling, and often use neuroscience facts to help clients understand the connection between brain, body, behaviors, and emotion. I also have a little sidekick, Quigley. She's a miniature Australian shepherd who may provide therapy services in the form of licks and pets!

I provide services to both Spanish- and English-speaking clients and would love the opportunity to discuss how I may help you in counseling. I am currently scheduling for July 2016 & look forward to hearing from you!

License(s)& Certification(s)
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
(LPCC Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Pending)