Donald Willets LMHC

About Me

Donald Willets LMHC

Mr Willets has held multiple senior clinical positions in both Out-Patient and Hospital settings.  He completed graduate studies in 1975 and later became Director of Outpatient Services and then Executive/Clinical Director for a Mental Health and Family Counseling Center in Pennsylvania.  As Director of Department of Psychiatry at the NPW Medical Center, he oversaw daily operations and clinical training for student Mental Health Professionals. 

He received post-graduate training in Family Therapy from the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in New York and later was mentored in Child and Adolescent care.  He managed the Adolescent Hospital Unit and Intensive Out-Patient programs for a private Psychiatric Hospital in Florida and co-developed the Adolescent Treatment Program and The Center for Counseling at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Today Mr. Willets manages a busy Private Practice where he cares for patients suffering from Depression, OCD and Other Anxiety Disorders, Family Relationship and Psychological Trauma.  He enjoys a close working relationship with many of our area Psychiatrists and frequently provides Psychotherapy for their patients.  Although most of his patients are referred by their doctors, he does try to keep some time available for patients who contact him directly.

Why Choose Lakeland Counseling


  We recognise and respect the importance of privacy and confidentiality. Maintaining your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information is important to us.

When you call Lakeland Counseling you won’t have your questions screened by office staff – instead you will speak directly with Mr. Willets.


From the moment you arrive at the office you will find yourself in comfortable surroundings where you will be treated with respect and kindness.  We understand that you expect your therapist to be experienced, competent and easy to talk to.


Most of us find it difficult to talk about our most private concerns so having someone who can listen,  understand  and help you make sense of things is important.  There’s a fine line between being warm and inviting and becoming your “friend”.  The Therapist – Client relationship is a special collaboration working to achieve a lasting positive outcome.

Lakeland Counseling is a  participating provider with most Insurance Carriers servicing Central Florida