Dona G. Hoff, LCSW, MHSA

Dona is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Middletown with Affiliated Clinical Therapists of Middletown. Her treatment approach blends cognitive behavioral, adaptive information processing, and psychodynamic techniques allowing clients to understand their experience and develop skills to better manage their lives. She has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She continues to deepen her training and expertise with women experiencing peri-partum anxiety and depression. Additional areas of interest include treatment strategies for anxiety, depression, trauma and secondary trauma work.

Dona also uses guided self-help methods, including Emotional Freedom Therapy to gain symptom relief and build internal resources. An additional area of expertise is parenting guidance that honors culture and families. Interventions recommend and help to implement age and temperament specific parenting programs.Her thirty plus career includes extensive experience using individual and group psychotherapy techniques with children, adolescents and adults in office, community, and home settings.

Over her career she acted as Clinical Director for residential, partial hospital and intensive outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse programs as well as outpatient, emergency, and home-based child and family psychiatric services. In her role as a consultant, she also offers consultation and training that focus on readying individuals and organizations for planned change, process improvement and implementing clinical best practices.

Dona Gioco Hoff has Master Degrees in Human Service Administration from Antioch University and Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University. Professional affiliations include the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter of NASW, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International (EMDRIA), Connecticut and Middlesex Alliances for Perinatal Mental Health and National Alliance