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 including: 


Eating disorders
Weight loss
Parenting difficulties
Conflict in families and/or relationships
Adjusting to major life transitions

If you are seeking help for an adolescent, please complete my CHILD THERAPY CONTRACT form.
  Click on document to download it. 

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