Donna Steinberg, Ph.D.

Thank you for your interest in my website.  I hope the information about my clinical psychology practice helps you in your search for a therapist. 

After working for many years in various hospital, high school, community and college mental health settings, I have been engaged in full-time private practice in downtown Hanover, New Hampshire since 2008.  I draw from a variety of established therapeutic methods, including cognitive-behavioral, family-systems, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches.  Although I tailor the treatment plan to meet each individual’s needs, the majority of my interventions are drawn from the cognitive-behavioral toolset.  

I used to work in Counseling and Human Development at Dartmouth College, and co-chaired the Dartmouth College Eating Disorders Consultation Team.  I remain connected to the college as an adjunct professor, providing supervision to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology interns through the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

In the beginning of treatment, I will seek to understand your strengths, as well as the problems that brought you into my office.   I will give you important information, and then collaboratively design a treatment plan that feels “doable.”  Usually, my clients feel relief in the first few sessions, experiencing hope in the therapeutic process that typically results in the motivation to continue therapy.  I think that delivering insightful, compassionate feedback, coupled with the experience of symptom relief, contributes to a client’s sense of safety in treatment.   The experience of safety is essential in therapy, since feeling better often involves addressing, and ultimately resolving, difficult feelings and experiences. 

I see individuals ranging from teenagers to older adults, and I also treat families and couples.  My clientele seek help with a wide range of issues:

Eating Disorders
Parenting difficulties
Conflict in families and/or relationships
Adjusting to major life transitions 

If you are seeking help for an adolescent, and you and the child’s other parent share custody, please complete my CHILD THERAPY CONTRACT form.  Click below for form. 

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