Donna Brice, MS, MFTA
Donna Brice received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of St. Joseph and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. She has specialized training in Exposure and Ritual Prevention for OCD. As a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, she is familiar with experiences of grief and loss and understand how these experiences can affect relationships.
Donna has extensive experience in the field of library science, having worked for many years in an academic library, and believes in lifelong learning. She enjoys working with clients as they learn the skills they can use on their journey to wellness. She believe that when a client is armed with knowledge, they have more choices and therefore more power to change. She sees the strengths in clients that they themselves might not see and encourages them to have a flexible mindset to realize their potential. Sometimes change is a quiet thing and comes with perceiving our lives and the people around us in a different way. She works with issues around anxiety, worries and fears, parenting and families, children and divorce, women's issues and life transitions.
As a systemic therapist, she looks at people not only as individuals, but in relationship with others. She practices a collaborative therapeutic style, and in addition to cognitive-behavioral approaches, she draws from the models of Narrative Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy. She provides a warm, accepting and supportive therapeutic space for clients. She works with people of many ages, genders, socioeconomic levels, and cultural backgrounds.
Her experience includes work with children, adolescents and families at Granby Youth Service Bureau. Despite the wide range of diversity she has encountered, she is able to connect with people through compassion, gentle humor, and shared human experiences.