Drive or defer?
Aspire or accept?
Seek or settle?

You have the power and responsibility to set the course for your life.

A life by design, not by default.

The many transition points we encounter in our personal and professional lives come with choices. Sometimes we know the answers, but sometimes we need help getting to that next stage. It’s okay to need help, and it’s even better to ask for it.

Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Chronic Illness
Career Planning
  • Assessment, direction, and management
  • Issues with coworkers
  • Stress Management and Coping Skills
Transition Points
  • High school to college
  • College to work
  • Career changes and retirement
  • Divorce
  • Chemical dependencies
  • Behavioral addictions
  • Substance abuse

Education and career-focused counseling for navigating life’s transitions.

Our choices and paths through high school and college can set the stage for our future. And then we spend about 1/3 of our time on work-related pursuits that affect the other 2/3 of our lives. So why not write the script you want to fulfill rather than relinquishing control and reacting to what happens? Why not make this one and only life the best it can be?

High School Counseling

College Counseling

Career-Focused Transitions
30 years
of COUNSELING insights

Our principal, Donna B. Gill, combines the empathy and compassion of overcoming her own personal challenges with more than 30 years of building and leading a major healthcare organization, which led to her adoption of counseling as her true passion. Donna helps clients discover root causes, hidden issues, or essential talents with specialized assessment tools, and then works with them to alleviate the causes of stress, indecision, or uncertainty in their lives and careers, and create real change.

Life by Design Counseling Group offers counseling for patients ages 14 and older. Counseling sessions at Life by Design Counseling Group are considered out-of-network treatment, which is often partially covered by insurance companies. We will be happy to assist you in providing the necessary documentation for you to go through your insurance company for maximum reimbursement. To find out whether you will be reimbursed for session fees, please call your insurance provider. We also accept HSA or Flex cards for payment.

Virtual appointments are available for extenuating circumstances, especially for those with disabilities, who are fighting illness, or for students splitting time in and out of state or have rigorous academic and extracurricular schedules. Please read more about us for additional information about your investment with Life by Design Counseling Group.

Build your blueprint to a better life.

Everyone has the choice of writing their own story and the opportunity to not just survive, but thrive. It’s never too late to design the remainder of your life. Begin today by requesting a free, confidential 15-minute consultation by phone.