Donna YoungdahlDetox Counsellor Supervisor
Donna Youngdahl – Detox Counsellor Supervisor
Donna Youngdahl has been studying and working for the past five years as a marriage and family therapist, addictions counsellor, and family mediator. (Donna will complete her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Winnipeg in June, 2018.) With additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Expressive Arts Training, and family mediation, Donna brings rich life experience and theoretical background to her work with individuals, couples and families.
Donna honed her skills in listening, communicating, mediating, and holding space for people while working in diverse roles in industry and the non-profit sector as a manager, analyst, writer, and marketer. A lifelong student and practitioner of wisdom traditions, Donna has over thirty years of experience practicing Buddhist meditation, contemplative Christianity, Native American spirituality, and Sufism.
Working as intake and detox counsellor at Aurora, Donna welcomes new members to the centre and receives their stories and struggles with compassion and insight, delivering them to the next phase of treatment with the support and individualized care plans they require.