About Donna Gill


About Donna Gill


A Compassionate and Holistic Approach

Donna Gill is the owner of Life by Design Counseling Group where she specializes in career counseling across the life span for adolescents, young adults, mid-career adults and those transitioning to retirement.

Specializing in life transitions, she also addresses the intersection of mental health and career so that her clients experience a holistic approach as Donna addresses other presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief, relationship issues and chronic mental illness.

Career Services

In all her work with clients, Donna uses her skills to help people address mental health challenges and explore their potential, find their “passion or calling” and discover their talents and strengths.

Understanding that work holds much power in our lives, Donna works to help people find meaning and satisfaction in their work and in their lives.

  • Selecting a Career or College Major
  • Resume Building
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn
  • Interviewing Strategies
  • Mock Interviewing
  • Evaluating & Selecting a Job Offer
  • Salary Negotiations
  • Financial Literacy for Teens and Young Adults

Professional Background

Donna earned a MS in Counseling degree from Southern Methodist University and is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Prior to becoming a counselor, she ran a successful healthcare company in Dallas for 25+ years. Her business experience compliments her deep understanding of the role of work in people’s lives, and she enjoys using that expertise to help her clients find their passion.

Speaking Engagements

Donna’s public speaking experience includes engagements focusing on mental health awareness and financial literacy for young adults. Contact Donna to learn more and discuss booking a future engagement.

Your Investment

Initial Intake Appointment (90 minutes) – $350

45 Minute Therapy Session – $175

90 Minute Therapy Session – $350

Virtual appointments are available at the same investment rates for extenuating circumstances.

Upcoming Events


Past Events

Le Duff America | la Madeleine French Bakery & Café – 2024
A Better You, A Better Cafe – Leadership Conference

Ursuline Professional Women’s Network – 2023
Know Your Worth

Counseling Association – 2022
Incorporating Career Into a Private Practice

Hope in the City – 2022
Us Too – Men’s Prostate Support Group – Speaker

Hope in the City – 2022
Breast Cancer Support Group – Speaker

Richardson Independent School District – iDream 2022 Career Conference for RISD Students and Faculty – Conference Panelist/Speaker

National Charity League Turtle Creek Chapter – 2021
Selecting a College Major – Program Speaker

Texas Counseling Association – 2020
Growth Conference – Program Speaker

University of North Texas Health Science Center – 2019
Career Readiness Conference – Keynote Speaker

Texas Counseling Association – 2019
Growth Conference – Program Speaker

Donna’s Life by Design practice is located in Dallas, Texas where she provides in-person and telehealth service (ages 14 and up). She is currently accepting new referrals and provides a free 15-minute consultation for new clients. She can be reached at 214.960.3632 or Email.