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Donara Rudman

DBT Therapist




Year Joined: 2021
Years of Experience: 12

University of Northwestern - BS in Psychology

St. Catherine's University - MSW in Social Work

Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Pain & Medical Issues
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College & Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delays
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Issues

More About Donara Rudman

Clinical Interests:

Donara Rudman is a State of MN Board Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and therapist with over 10 years experience in mental health field. She received her Master’s of Social Work from St. Catherine’s University and is currently working on completing certification for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She utilizes CBT, DBT, and trauma focused approaches. She has experience with in home mental health services, crisis/domestic violence/criminal assault, inpatient mental health in Minneapolis, adolescent day treatment, school-based therapy, mental health case management, chronic pain/disease states and outpatient therapy with individual adult & adolescents and families. Her mental health experience illustrates a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of complex mental health symptoms and treatment modalities.

Clinical Approach:

Donara works from a collaborative, strengths-based, and solution focused approach; assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. She works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma. She combines traditional evidence-based methodologies and current research to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Donara is committed to creating a safe space and assisting each individual build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life.

In addition to this, Donara has completed additional trainings for substance use and has extensive work providing assessments, referrals and counseling for those who experience issues with substance use.


In her free time, Donara enjoys cooking new recipes, reading, crocheting, traveling, exercising and spending time outside.

Clinic Contact Info

Maplewood Clinic

1856 Beam Ave, Suite 200
Maplewood, MN 55109

(651) 661-6550