About Us

Donna Scarpa Farraye, LPC

Donna Scarpa Farraye, LPC

Personal Statement

“I believe change starts with hope. Hope opens the door to healing. I strive to create a safe and trusting relationship that allows for hope to come alive, change to happen, and healing to begin. We will work together in identifying your strengths, patterns of thoughts, and behaviors; and developing tools to create the change you desire.”

Donna Scarpa Farraye, LPC Professional Background


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Masters in School Counseling, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Certified Crisis Prevention Counselor

Relevant work Experience/History

  • Clinician, Crisis Department, Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, NJ
  • Clinician, Therapeutic Options, Fairfield, NJ
  • Guidance Counselor, Woodland Park School District, Woodland Park, NJ
  • Special Education Teaching Assistant, Montclair State University Children’s Center, Montclair, NJ
  • Internship, Treatment Dynamics Substance Abuse Program, Forham Park, NJ


  • Individual & Family Treatment
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (10 to 17) and Their Families
  • Adults (18 to 75)

Presenting Difficulties

  • Depression (Major Depression, Dysthymia, Bi-Polar Disorder)
  • Anxiety (Social Anxiety, General Anxiety)
  • Eating Disorders
  • ADHD (Inattentive Type, Hyperactive Type, Combined Type)
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Life Stressors (Family, Academic/Learning, Social, Employment, and Developmental Problems)

Treatment Philosophy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Supplemental Therapies

  • Motivational Interviewing

Please note that our therapists are independent contractors and not employees of Strength for Change, LLC. Each therapist is independently licensed and insured and takes sole responsibility for his or her clients and the quality of care provided.

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