Donna Brice, MFT, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy clinician and supervisor. I received my B.A. in English Literature from the University of St. Joseph and my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. I obtained clinical training and experience while working with children, adolescents and families at Granby Youth Service Bureau. As a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, I am familiar with experiences of grief and loss and understand how these experiences can affect our relationships.
I have extensive experience in the field of library science, having worked for many years in an academic library, and believe in lifelong learning. I enjoy working with clients as they learn the skills they can use on their journey to wellness. I believe that when a client is armed with knowledge, they have more choices and therefore more power to change. I see the strengths in clients that they themselves might not see and encourage them to have a flexible mindset in order 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. I work with issues around anxiety, worries and fears, parenting and families, children and divorce, women’s issues and life transitions.
As a systemic therapist, I am trained to look at people not only as individuals, but in relationship with others. I practice a collaborative therapeutic style and draw from the models of Narrative Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy. I provide a warm, accepting and supportive therapeutic space for clients. I have worked with people of many ages, genders, socioeconomic levels, and cultural backgrounds. I find that, despite the wide range of diversity I have encountered, I am able to connect with people through compassion, gentle humor, and shared human experiences.