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

Lessons from my Garden: Denial

Frequently, I hear gardeners refer to their passion for growing things as “therapy”. In considering this definition of gardening, I assumed they mean that playing in the dirt with plants was relaxing-like a massage, or rewarding-like a jelly donut. A few years back, my gardening attempts resulted my own therapeutic moment – after two years, […]

Step-families – Love ME the Most!!!

In February, we are bombarded with messages of love. There is romantic love, parental love, filial love, altruistic love and so on. In the many different ways we love; we create many different relationships. One of those relationships is a step-family. A step-family is created when one or both of the spouses have been previously […]

Breaking Bad…Habits: If your Resolutions are slipping away.

Research shows that most people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions by the third week of January. Here are a couple of tips that might help you beat the odds and reach your goal. Refocus-When the urge/craving comes on for that chocolate éclair, glass of wine, or fabulous new boots, refocusing your thoughts […]

Divorce: Not a Do-It-Yourself Project

Frequently, people who are unhappy in their marriages wait until after the holiday season to move ahead with the dissolution of their marriage. If you are one of those folks who have made this decision you know it is not easy to make that first move. Sometimes people struggle for years in unhappy relationships before […]