Donald Hager, LMHC

Provider type: Therapist

Serving: Adult & Pediatric

About Donald Hager, LMHC

Donald Hager treats patients between the ages of 12 and 85 years old.
DJ Hager is the director of our Groton office. He is a cognitive-behavioral therapist (CBT) with an emphasis on rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates evidence-based methodologies and techniques such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), stress-management/relaxation techniques, mindfulness-based interventions and biofeedback to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. In addition to providing counseling services Mr. Hager has facilitated trainings in cooperative discipline, identification and prevention of self-injurious behavior in at-risk populations, and suicide prevention in prisons.  He has worked in emergency services, private practice, earned certification as a school psychologist, served on special education teams in the public school setting and has held administrative positions in independent education, in the field of correctional mental health, and in addictions recovery.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Anna Maria College, Master's in Counseling Psychology

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