Donabelle Hess
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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My therapeutic approach is grounded in systems theory, which focuses on how individuals’ interpersonal relationships, behavior patterns, emotional management, and life decisions are intertwined with the issues they face. As a therapist, my goal is to understand and examine the complex interactions and relationships of the clients I serve, so I can provide the proper guidance and recommendations.
I aim to offer long-term solutions to mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges by connecting with clients on a deeper level, providing a caring atmosphere, and offering a listening ear. With compassion and understanding, I ensure a safe environment where clients can heal, grow, and discover their true sense of self.
I completed my Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program at National University. In addition to my therapy practice, I am a military sociologist and an adjunct professor of sociology at Park University, Little Rock Air Force Base campus. Previously, I worked as a military work/life consultant for the U.S. Department of the Air Force at Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany.
I have extensive experience in developing, preparing, and delivering programs that support military families in personal and family readiness/resilience, transition/relocation, and work/family life. My expertise includes interpersonal communication skills, relationship building, maintaining long-distance relationships during deployment and other separations, marriage preparation, amicable separation, positive parenting, eldercare, time management, anger management, conflict resolution, and team building. These activities were educational and offered in group or individual settings.
Additionally, I had the opportunity to work with a team of NATO military family subject matter experts in developing an integrative global model of military child well-being. I hold a Doctorate in Sociology, a Master’s in Human Relations, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.
I offer in-person appointments and telehealth options. For more information, feel free to reach out to me via email at Donabelle@arcounselingandwellness.com.
Donabelle Hess
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Psychology Today Logo

My therapeutic approach is grounded in systems theory, which focuses on how individuals’ interpersonal relationships, behavior patterns, emotional management, and life decisions are intertwined with the issues they face. As a therapist, my goal is to understand and examine the complex interactions and relationships of the clients I serve, so I can provide the proper guidance and recommendations.

I aim to offer long-term solutions to mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges by connecting with clients on a deeper level, providing a caring atmosphere, and offering a listening ear. With compassion and understanding, I ensure a safe environment where clients can heal, grow, and discover their true sense of self.
I completed my Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program at National University. In addition to my therapy practice, I am a military sociologist and an adjunct professor of sociology at Park University, Little Rock Air Force Base campus. Previously, I worked as a military work/life consultant for the U.S. Department of the Air Force at Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany.
I have extensive experience in developing, preparing, and delivering programs that support military families in personal and family readiness/resilience, transition/relocation, and work/family life. My expertise includes interpersonal communication skills, relationship building, maintaining long-distance relationships during deployment and other separations, marriage preparation, amicable separation, positive parenting, eldercare, time management, anger management, conflict resolution, and team building. These activities were educational and offered in group or individual settings.
Additionally, I had the opportunity to work with a team of NATO military family subject matter experts in developing an integrative global model of military child well-being. I hold a Doctorate in Sociology, a Master’s in Human Relations, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.
I offer in-person appointments and telehealth options. For more information, feel free to reach out to me via email at Donabelle@arcounselingandwellness.com.
Education
B.A. in Sociology – University of Oklahoma
MHR Human Relations specialization in family and organizational behavior – University of Oklahoma
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy – National University
Ph.D. in Sociology specialization in family, gender, and social stratification – University of Oklahoma
PREPinc. (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program); Facilitator
7 Habits of HIghly Effective People, Franklin Covey, Co.; Facilitator
Practices
Individual
Couples,
Family Therapy (Children 6-10 years old, preteens, and teens)
Relationship Issues
Depression
Anxiety
Anger Management
Behavioral Issues
Bisexual
Coping Skills
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Drug Abuse
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
Grief
Infidelity
Lesbian
LGBTQ+
Life Transitions
Marital and Premarital
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Racial Identity
Self Esteem
Stress
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma
PTSD
Insurance
Not accepting insurance currently.