Welcome to my website
Being a Psychologist, I am by nature a very curious person. Curious about what motivates people, curious about where and why people “get stuck” in different aspects of life. These can be relationships, ways of thinking, repeated patterns, or a recognition that the ways they have previously coped are just not working anymore.
I have been working in Private Practice since 1978 with adults and couples. I have built my practice on being an active participant in the therapeutic process. I want people to come out of therapy stronger, more insightful, ready to take on the challenges and psychological issues that are facing them or that will arise in the future. I provide honest feedback and I gently push clients with respect and empathy, to realize their unconscious motivations and perceptions.
I consider myself a family of origin/relational therapist, which means I believe that what we struggle with today is in someway linked to our past and the reactions, perceptions or decisions we have made based on the impact of our early relationships. My model allows people to acknowledge parts of the SELF and understand how these parts are interrelated and integrated. Through this model individuals/couples are able to identify the trouble spots in themselves, understand the origins of these trouble spots, and find ways of making them better.
I also strongly believe in the therapeutic relationship or alliance and that through this trusting and respectful environment, people can work on re-doing their feelings and responses to current and future situations.
Donna’s current passion has been offering her “Becoming Your Best Self” workshops, which are based on her therapeutic model that she has developed over her many years of experience. The goal of these workshops is for participants to apply the principles of her Self-Integration Model to the areas of their lives that they wish to explore, work on, or improve. These workshops are open to anyone (individual or couple) wishing to become the best version of themselves.
I always welcome new faces and people who are motivated to work towards creating the best version of them selves.