Donna Ferber

Donna F. Ferber, LPC, LADC is a psychotherapist and educator, helping clients deal with depression, anxiety, and life-transition issues such as divorce, grief, and remarriage. She is also a drug and alcohol abuse counselor who assists both individuals and families as they deal with their substance abuse issues. She is located in Farmington, CT and has been in private practice since 1986.

Donna Ferber

Donna's specialties include individual and group counseling to help women through the difficult process of divorce recovery. Through individual sessions, hypnotherapy, meditation, and cognitive behavior techniques, she guides clients through the issues they are dealing with as they transition into their new lives after divorce. In group counseling sessions, women who are experiencing or considering divorce receive tools and insight to help support and empower them during such a challenging time.

Donna has remained dedicated to helping lessen the impact of divorce on all family members, working closely with attorneys and other family law professionals since the mid 1980's to explore different ways to achieve this goal. She is also frequent presenter of workshops and seminars on issues related to divorce. Currently, Donna is a regular contributor to numerous law blogs throughout the US and Canada. She has also been featured in such major publications as Women's Day Magazine, The New York Times, and Newsday.

Donna received her Bachelor's degree from Hofstra University and continued her education at Manhattanville College, earning her Master's in Teaching and becoming a certified Montessori Teacher. Furthering her education, she attended St. Joseph College in Connecticut and received her Master's Degree in Counseling. She has also trained at the American Hypnosis Training Academy and received her certification in Substance Abuse studies from UConn's School of Social Work.

Donna has written an outstanding book titled "From Ex-Wife to Exceptional Life". With over 400 pages of insight and information, this book walks the reader day-by-day through the divorce and recovery experience. This a comprehensive guide which was written specifically for women and covers all aspects of divorce, providing help and support as they work through the process of redefining themselves after divorce.

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Articles by Donna Ferber

Should You Reconcile - There will be times when you'll question whether you can actually make it on your own, how your children are adjusting, about your decision, and how you'll manage your finances. You may even think about the possibility of reconciliation when you're weighed down by all your problems. So what is driving these doubts?

Compromising In Divorce - Wisely choosing your battles in divorce is essential to reaching a fair settlement and moving on with your life, but your pent up anger may be standing in the way. These tips can help you keep a level head and make the best of the divorce negotiations.

Recovering from Divorce and Reclaiming Your Life - When you get divorced, you're no longer part of a couple and there are adjustments to be made, no matter how you may feel about your ex and the whole divorce situation. Dealing with the reality of being without a partner is an important part of evolving into a single woman. Even if the divorce wasn't your choice, you do have a say about what comes next in your life.

Living in Two Homes: Easing the Transition - One of the hardest things for children to adjust to after their parent's divorce is the fact that they now have two separate homes. Here are some ways to help make the transition easier and make them feel at comfortable in both houses.

Handling Grandparents Visitation Rights - Visitation rights for grandparents can be a sensitive issue in divorce, and many fear that they will be cut out of their grand-children's lives. Learn how to best approach this situation so it doesn't add even more hostility to an already stressful situation.

Your First Christmas After Divorce - The endless stream of cheese balls, chocolate, Christmas carols, and Holiday cards seems to intensify the sense of nostalgia as a lifetime of both good and bad memories washes over you. Learn how to make the season a little less bittersweet and maybe even a little enjoyable!

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