Donna AxtonMusic Program Chair; ProfessorHumanities; Fine Arts
Music, Clinical Psychology
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- Specialization: Music, Clinical Psychology
- MA in Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
- BS, Allegheny College
Donna Axton is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She had her own private practice for several years, and held internships at Tahoe Safe Alliance, Truckee Group, Individual and Family Therapy Services, Glenshire Elementary School in Truckee, and St. Nicholas Community Services in Tahoe City during her training. At Sierra Nevada College she teaches the counseling related psychology courses: Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Art and Music Therapy, Clinical Methodologies, Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Human Development.
Axton spent 14 years touring the world as a pianist in Hoyt Axton’s band. She played country western, boogie woogie, gospel, and rock and roll on 21 albums, co-produced two, and appeared on dozens of television shows, including the Tonight Show. She has many writing, arranging and directing credits to her name and has directed, conducted and/or played for scores of local musical productions at all levels from community to professional. She is also known as a chamber music and solo pianist.