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May 16, 2022

Dr. Donna Marks

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Dr. Donna Marks. The two talk about psychotherapy, addiction therapy, and the spiritual journey that motivated her to help people have a truly healing experience of recovery. She tells us, “Every addiction is a substitute for love… so when we substitute addiction for a loving behavior… we can be very quickly restored to a very happy state of mind.”

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What attracted Dr. Marks to the field of psychotherapy from an early age
  • Her inspirational journey of becoming an industry leader in addiction therapy, and the blessings she has found in every step along the way
  • What caused her to open a private practice in psychotherapy
  • Her spiritual journey, and how it motivated her to help people heal
  • The books that helped Dr. Marks with the business side of her work
  • Dr. Marks’ take on the pandemic, and her beautiful perspective on moving through the challenges of it
  • How Dr. Donna sees the mental health industry, and her suggestions for the future of addiction therapy
  • The ins and outs of Dr. Marks’ credentials, and how it all works together for her patients to have a truly healing experience 
  • Her enlightened perspective on shifting addiction to loving energy, productivity, and meaning

Donna Marks has been an award-winning author, consultant, educator, public speaker, licensed psychotherapist and addictions counselor in private practice in Palm Beach, Florida for more than thirty years. In 1989, Dr. Marks developed a chemical dependency treatment program at Palm Beach Community College, that has since grown into a four-year degree program, and for which she was granted an Award of Appreciation. 

She became licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in 1987. In 1989, she earned a Doctorate Degree in Adult Education, then became a Certified Addictions Professional, Certified Gestalt Therapist, Certified Psychoanalyst, Hypnotherapist, and Certified Sex Therapist. She has served as a consultant to treatment centers and is co-owner of Addiction Training Center in Davie, Florida committed to providing education and prevention abroad. Dr. Marks is an approved provider for the Florida Certification, and the author of the multi/award winning, Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure.