Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients for morning and daytime remote video/phone sessions
Remote video sessions for clients based in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
In-person in Milton, MA
Retiring Baby Boomers
Specialties & expertise
Emerging adult transitions
Grief and loss
Parents of people in recovery
Donna Torney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor offering remote video therapy sessions and in-person sessions in Milton, MA. She specializes in issues surrounding anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, and trauma through evidence-based techniques of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Positive Psychology.
Donna sees young adults, college and graduate students, adults, couples, and parents, with a specialty in working with emerging adults in their 20s and 30s. She is the author of 'Mindfulness for Emerging Adults,' a book that guides young adults to find balance, belonging, meaning, and explore values to find their own unique good life. She has lived with her husband and children in various boarding school dorms for the past 20 years, and this experience, along with parenting and seeing clients in private practice, has given her great insight into the struggles, hopes, a dreams of modern emerging adult life. Donna also works with adults who are transitioning into retirement, and the parents of people in recovery.
Donna's strong belief is that individuals can be successful without stress, and she is passionate about supporting her clients in achieving this goal. In addition to her formal training in psychological counseling, she has trained with leaders in the study and practice of mindfulness and yoga. She combining these trainings into a unique approach to therapy and wellness to help her clients maintain physical, mental, and emotional balance in their lives.
Emerging adult transitions – Challenges facing individuals in their 20s and 30s, including college students, graduate students, young professionals
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, adjustment disorders
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Grief and loss – Making sense of grief and loss and finding peace
Life transitions – New parents, parents whose children are leaving the nest, individuals in mid-life who are looking to make changes
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Parents of people in recovery – Supporting family members, parents, partners, or siblings of individuals who are in recovery or still struggling from the opiate crisis
Transitioning into retirement – Help with envisioning your encore career and joy-filled mid-life
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder –Change thought patterns and behaviors that are getting in the way productivity and happiness
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder – Surviving and thriving after difficult and traumatic experiences
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Eating disorders – Supports clients who are in recovery from eating disorders with a team of providers
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Substance use – Supports clients who are in recovery from addictions and substance use with a team of providers
Donna is not in-network with any health insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Intake session: $200 (1 hour)
Individual Sessions: $180 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or isolated, trust that regaining balance is possible. Even the healthiest individuals can struggle to maintain physical, mental, and emotional balance in our high-tech, high-stress culture. In a judgement-free and solution-focused environment, we will work together to help you find more life satisfaction and unconditional confidence. I use only evidence based, reliable practices in a safe, comfortable environment to help you feel better about your life direction."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Positive PsychologyPositive psychotherapy focuses on positive emotions and client strengths, rather than deficits in order to reduce negative symptoms. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Extensive post-Masters work in mindfulness-based practices
University of New Hampshire, MA, 2004