Donna M Torbico - HEAL & GROW for ACoAs

Counselor/Therapist, Recovery Therapist in Private Practice 35 years
 therapist: Donna M Torbico - HEAL & GROW for ACoAs,
In-Person in Manhattan, NY
Online in New York
FREE INTRO - to see if we're a good fit. My main focus is working with ACAs - adults who were raised in an alcoholic / narcissistic family. The long-term goal is to uncover your True Self, develop a Loving Parent voice, heal the Wounded Child, & encourage the Healthy Child to shine. Together we identify the harsh beliefs you absorbed from your family, school & religion, and work on transforming them into positive do-able ‘rules’ to live by. EXP: “I know what I know”, “I have a right to my needs”, “”There’s no such thing as perfect”….. I also provide a safe place for you to experience painful or joyful emotions you weren't allowed to feel growing up. ACA Recovery work is about facing the reality of early damage, and working to overcome the after-effects. “Trying to flourish in an atmosphere of criticism is like trying to get sober in a bar.”

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Buddhist, Christian, Hispanic / Latino, Jewish, LGBTQ+, Men, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Behavioral
  • Christian
  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Developmental
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Object Relations
  • Rational-Emotive
  • Reality
  • Transactional Analysis
Approach Description: Dialoguing, Visualizations, Gestalt chair & dream work, Emotional support, Enneagram (2014-15) & MBTI (2018-19) typing, Cognitive Restructuring, 2-handed writing & Book-ending (Blog : 2013)

Education & Credentials

Donna M Torbico - HEAL & GROW for ACoAs Recovery Therapist in Private Practice 35 years
  • Female
  • Practicing Since 1986
Education: FIT, Hunter College, Private Practice Teacher, in Al-Anon 40 yrs, Therapy Supervisor 20 yrs.


  • Average Session Fee Range : $120 - $150 pr session
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Client decides what they can afford within the range specified.
  • Out of Network

Donna M Torbico - HEAL & GROW for ACoAs Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Manhattan, NY
  • Available Online for residents of New York
  • Online Therapy Details: Phone, SKYPE, WhatsApp, Zoom
Donna M Torbico - HEAL & GROW for ACoAs Practice Description
I'm committed to working with people who have a basic foundation in self-growth, & are now ready to dig deeper into theToxic Rules that are causing stuck-ness in their current life, & are willing to slowly use Recovery tools in order to Heal & Grow. If you're A Members of any 12-Step Program ( AA, Al-Anon, ACA, DA & CODA) & who are dedicated to Recovery - we'll have a mutual language, making mutual understanding much easier. NOTE : During intro session - please consider what you'd like to be working on. English-speaking ACoAs all over the world read my Blog (over 1,300 posts!) . Many have said they've search long & hard to find a therapist who is thoroughly versed in ACoA issues & Recovery, without much satisfaction - until they run across my blog or website ( They're thrilled to find the info they've been hungry for. I've worked with people in many US states, Canada, Chile, England, UAE & Japan

Practice Overview

Available both in-person and online
38 Years Experience
Couple, Individual

Office Hours

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 am - 10:00 am

Driving Directions

None - all my work by phone or online.

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