Donna Ferber - Psychotherapist, Author & Speaker

Donna Ferber, LPC, LADC, LLC.Life is filled with difficult challenges and changes. These include divorce, retirement, empty-nesting, illness, job loss and aging. Like a pebble dropped in calm waters, change shakes everything up. The ripples of change are far reaching, often in ways we could not imagine. In times of transition, we are often faced with life altering decisions. It is not surprising that we feel overwhelmed.However, it is in transition when we can experience the most intense personal growth and profound transformation. For 24 years as a therapist, I have been privileged and inspired to share this journey with hundreds of clients.

My goal is to support and empower you during this challenging time. We will address the depression and anxiety that often accompanies transition. These symptoms are often relieved with individual therapy, support groups, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavior techniques or meditation. Rather than fit the client to a rigid template of psychotherapy, together we will explore which modalities and techniques are right for you.

My clients experience a non-judgmental and accepting environment where authenticity is encouraged and transformation is celebrated. And because connection is a great healer, group work and annual retreats serve as important adjuncts to individual sessions. Among other positive experiences, they offer affirmation, empowerment and a renewed sense of the joy and wonder of life.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream, Discover.”  – Mark Twain

In the Season of Excess: Will you Splurge or Binge?

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The Legacy of Robin Williams: On Confronting Addiction

Like all of us, I was shocked when I heard the news of Robin Williams’ suicide. Mork and Mindy was “must see TV” back in 1978 and nanu-nanu quickly became a part of our lexicon. For days after his passing was announced, people everywhere shook their head and reminisced about their favorite Robin Williams’ character. […]

Does Everything Really Happen for a Reason?

In the last few months, a trio of challenges have landed in my life. These things all converged on a single day. I had taken off from work to attend a conference ironically titled, “The Habits of Happy People”. As I was calling to cancel my reservation in the class, with tears in my eyes […]

Savoring Our Lives

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