Donna Christner-Lile, NCC, RPC


Donna is a very energetic Life Transitions Counselor with a successful mid-life career change.

As an empty nester she found herself with extra time and feeling a little burnout from real estate and mortgages. Her choice to go back to school for her Masters in Counseling was the perfect antidote. Donna enhanced her counseling knowledge and skills by facilitating caregiver support groups for UCSF, and Interning at the City of Fremont Senior Services. Following completion of her Masters she earned the coveted credential of National Certified Counselor (NCC).

In 1998, she successfully combined her experience and education from two life careers into the best planning resource for Boomers, Caregivers, and Elders, her nationally trade registered practice Christner-Lile Consulting(sm) .

It is from first hand experience Donna knows how life can change unexpectedly. During her own career change she became a caregiver to her 92-year old mother. She was able to experience first hand what many sandwich generation individuals go through to balance life and work. She knows from experience to search for the good aspects of unexpected change. She says the time with her mother was the most wonderful nurturing experience of her life, a time they will both always cherish.

In 2006 she authored the best selling book "Aging-In-Place: Living safely in your own home until you are 100 Plus", which is available online.She also became the Executive Director of, Counseling Life Transitions, a non profit organization affiliated with Tri Valley Community Foundation. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, and a California Registered Professional Counselor.

With increasing numbers of boomers facing caregiver stress, downsizing, and retirement issues, as well as elders choosing to remain in their homes; the need for an experienced counselor like Donna who can find the resources to help is now.


Donna is here to help you find the song in your heart
when you have forgotten the words.



Donna Christner-Lile,
NCC, RPC

Email: 2mentor@mentorcentral.com
Phone: 925-
895-4881