Are You Ready to Learn, Grow, Feel Better?
Practical Therapeutic Support for Improved Living and Relating
Specializing in Families Experiencing Life Transitions, and
those with Exceptional Children, Aging Members, and Loss
Diane Ferber, LMFT, MA, C.A.S., MBA
You are the expert of your life: As a therapist, my goal is to help you facilitate positive adaptation,
growth and change within a safe solution-focused environment. Leveraging your own strengths and
competencies, I will seek to support you in meeting challenges, discovering what gets you stuck,
and handling the stress in your life.
My approach is both personalized and systemic. Using a variety of science based theories and methods, I work with individuals, families and groups to develop greater individual differentiation, better relationships and improved communication patterns. I believe that families and individuals can become better at change, expanding their repertoire of positive coping strategies; responding and not reacting to both significant life milestones, and those unexpected curveballs. I welcome those grieving a loss of all kinds, as the process is individual, isolating and often dislocating.
In addition to a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, I hold a Masters and Advanced Certificate in School Psychology, providing me with additional understanding of child and adolescent development - and the disruption that comes from even expected family life-cycle changes. I understand the special considerations and family impact of children with unique learning, social and/or emotional styles.
I also have expertise and special interest in supporting families through decisions and challenges facing aging individuals. As we live longer than we ever expected, we are navigating relational, cultural, logistical and practical decisions facing care, independence, safety and decision making. People in the final third of their lives are finding that the world and their own situations are not what they expected. My style is open, accepting, insightful, and supportive as I support your ability to adapt, and when necessary, reimagine.
Areas of Specialty
The pandemic, political and global level stressors have displaced our routines and created personal and family stress as we adapt and cope.
Self-Esteem and Reactivity
Reactivity an/or cut offs are often the result of unconscious feelings of not being worthy, lovable, capable, enough. Once you identify your button, you can stop reacting and start responding.
Grief and Loss
Death, health challenges, and other significant losses; complex bereavement. The unexpected.
Families with Children, Adolescents
Families with new babies; rebelling adolescents; children launching; children with special needs or unique social, emotional or learning styles; families divorcing; blended families through remarriage.
Navigating complex issues of cultural expectations, generational trauma, change vs traditional values, cultural acclimation.
Aging, Adapting, and Reimagining
Aging adults; families making care decisions; people in the third act of their lives in situations unexpected and unplanned for. Finding meaning in a changing landscape.
About Therapy for Change LLC
If you are stuck, repeating non-productive patterns, or just struggling with changes small or large, let me support your problem solving and self-awareness.
I believe in the process of encouraged and strength-based lasting change.
I have competency in both traditional linear psychotherapeutic methods as well as family systems methods. I am able to customize my approach using a strong foundation of science based foundations, including CBT, Bowen, Narrative, and Structural Therapy.
I have sensitivity to your own stories of culture, gender, religion, race, nationality, income, sexual identity/preference issues. My approach is open, respectful and curious.
Diane Ferber, LMFT
Therapy for Change LLC
Let's Get Started.
Let's Start with a Free Consultation.
I believe in importance of a therapist and client being a good "fit." For this reason, I offer a free consultation of 15 minutes to understand what is going on, and answer questions. If we are a fit, we will schedule our first 50 minute session. If not, I will provide you with a list of other resources in the area. I want you to have the best, appropriate support.
I Am Committed to Providing Value.
I want you get the most from your time in therapy, with a serious focus toward meeting your personal goals. Sliding scale fees are available, and these requests for discounted rates may be made in cases of financial hardship.
Fee for sessions are due at time of service and are payable via cash, check, and Zelle (please note limits of confidentiality of online payments).
Stamford, CT 06905