About Us

Donna Troisi, LCSW-C

Donna Troisi, a board certified, licensed clinical social worker, has been in practice for nearly 30 years. She graduated with a Masters in Social Work in 1978 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Her interest in family systems began after attending post-graduate programs at Smith College, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and at The Family Therapy Center with Jay Haley and Chloe Madanes.

In the early 1980s, she went through advanced training in Eriksonian Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. From these experiences, she gained an appreciation for how the use of language reflects how we enhance or constrain our ability to create, problem-solve, and self-regulate, sparking a decades-long interest in language patterns.

It was through her study and tutelage in Bowen family systems theory (beginning in the mid-1990s) with Priscilla Friesen that further energized her ongoing interest and inquiry into language use and its relationship to multi-generational emotional beliefs, anxiety levels, and efforts at self-differentiation. Shortly thereafter, she incorporated neurofeedback training into her clinical work. The training’s ability to enhance an individual’s self-regulation can be observed in the changes in language when emotional reactivity is decreased and thought-filled ideas and actions increase.

Developed and organized in 2005 by Ms. Troisi, The Learning Space (TLS) Beyond Protocols series has become a leading forum to broaden the understanding of the interplay of brain-body-behavior synergy. She organizes and coordinates program development and holds the title of quasi-techie for TLS' infrastructure.



Donna Troisi, LCSW-C Donna Troisi, LCSW-C


Available for appointments
Monday-Wednesday in Urbana, MD
Friday in No. Potomac, MD.
Email: Donna@thelearningspacedc.com