Exit the Maze
One Addiction, One Cause, One Solution.

Find out more about Dr Donna Marks latest book.


Donna Marks has been in private practice in Palm Beach County for over 30 years

As a published author, consultant, educator, psychotherapist and instructor of 'A Course in Miracles',
she has been able to assist those in need of intensive healing due to family of origin, and/or subsequent pain and trauma


Learn, Grow, Forgive:
A Path to Spiritual Success

After thirty years of personal and professional healing, Dr. Donna Marks has developed a three-step process that offers a path to freedom from bondage. Learn, Grow, Forgive is written for those of you stuck in a pattern you can't break.

Winner of 25 Awards

The original version of the book received the awards.

Find out more about the expanded & updated edition

Listen to Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure (original edition) on Audible

Donna Marks is an educator and concierge psychotherapist and addictions counselor in Palm Beach, Florida. She has worked with over 6,000 clients

Donna’s struggle with addiction brought her to a worldwide search for healing. She became licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in 1987. In 1989, she earned a Doctorate Degree in Adult Education, then became Certified in Addictions, Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Hypnosis, and Sex Therapy. Donna developed an award-winning addiction training program at Palm Beach Community College. She co-owned an outpatient treatment program and is a consultant to treatment centers.

Donna is the author of the multi-award-winning, Exit the Maze-One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure, and created an online course for people who want to be cured of addiction. Her mission is to save a million lives in the next ten years.

Her approach to addiction is unique. She believes that all addictions are a substitute for love. Her work in mental health and addictions centers on teaching people how to love themselves, and the more the pain is replaced with self-love, the need for any substitutes is forgotten.

For 30 years, she has taught A Course in Miracles.

Donna is the author of two books: Learn, Grow, Forgive: A Path to Spiritual Success, and the multi-award-winning title: Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure.
Donna is a public speaker and has shared her methods with hundreds of thousands of listeners on podcasts and radio shows.

Exit the Maze - book cover by Dr Donna Marks

Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Solution – EXPANDED & UPDATED EDITION

Learn, Grow, Forgive: A Path to Spiritual Success

Dr. Marks currently offers concierge psychotherapy services at her Palm Beach office. She believes that when a person is in pain, they need more than what traditional once or twice-weekly therapy can offer.

Even residential facilities are limited because once the person is back in the same environment, the old patterns are likely to be repeated. She contends that traditional treatment fails because of insufficient support, conflicting recommendations among health-care providers, and inadequate therapy. Dr. Mark’s approach teaches people how to replace self-defeating behavior with self-love so that they learn how to heal the past and remove the blocks that are preventing the person’s happiness and fulfillment.

Her comprehensive approach offers treatment at her office or your residence, includes intensive therapy, the inclusion of significant others, a liaison with other necessary resources, and 24-hour support via phone calls, texts, and emails.

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