Mary donna noack, ma, lcdc, lpc
A graduate of Vanderbilt University with a major in psychology, Mary Donna began her career in the substance abuse field in 1992 when she became Director of Education for CARE counseling and educating at-risk youths and families affected by alcohol and drug addiction. She continued her work with adolescents as a counselor for the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and as Assistant Supervisor of the Dallas County Juvenile Department Substance Abuse Unit.
Prior to joining Solutions in March 2001, she worked at Homeward Bound Treatment Center in Dallas, serving as Sr. Counselor for Women’s Detox and Residential Unit and as Director of Outpatient Services.
Additionally, she has developed and presented prevention and education programs to schools, churches, and community organizations throughout the Dallas Metroplex.
Mary Donna obtained her master's degree in counseling at Amberton University in 2004.
She is the mother of two grown sons, a past member of the Junior League of Dallas, and a past Board Member of CARE at Park Cities YMCA.
Mary Donna’s personal experience with addiction and recovery and her counseling experience with virtually every level of substance abuse treatment (prevention, education, outpatient, residential, and detox) provide her with not only a comprehensive understanding of the denial, progression, and devastation that are intrinsic to the disease of addiction but also with the hope, healing, and miracles that are the gifts of recovery.