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

Regrets

A few months ago when I read the novel The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, I had no idea that it would include a sentiment that was so wise that I would be inspired to share it.  The main character in the book is struggling with a decision that will impact her for […]

As We Spring Forward; Considering Winter 2014-15

I awake at 5 am, coughing, in a bed strewn with crumbled tissues. I am surrounded by cough drop wrappers, Tylenol, a half cup of cold tea and a mountain of pillows. The vaporizer purrs.  I am aware as I run my hands through my hair that there is honey stuck in my bangs. This […]

FOMO

Technology has created a glut of new words and expressions. It also has “repurposed” old words; a mouse is no longer just a rodent in my basement. A crash is not a vehicular accident, a chip is not just used for scooping up onion dip and a pad is not just a monthly required feminine […]

It Could Have Been Worse

On the morning of January 26, 2015, the day Blizzard Colbie (would allegedly) hit, I reviewed my regular list of “to do” things-dog to vet, bank, grocery store. There were a few additional storm related items; cancel dental appointment, reschedule a few clients, pick up some snow melt. I “prepare” in a medium way-I don’t […]