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Andrea DePetris, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

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Andrea DePetris, Ph.D.


Andrea DePetris, Ph.D. completed her doctorate at the University of Connecticut, her predoctoral internship at the Veteran Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System (Newington), and postdoctoral work at Columbia University. Dr. DePetris has engaged in research at the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, as well as at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on mental health disparities, the impact of experiencing racial discrimination, and multiracial/ethnic identity formation. Dr. DePetris has represented the state of Connecticut to the American Psychological Association as the state’s Diversity Delegate in 2016 and 2017. She has been honored by the Connecticut Psychological Association and previously worked as the Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale Health, Mental Health & Counseling.

Dr. DePetris appreciates that our mental health is informed by our physical health, our emotions, spiritual needs, and social and environmental contexts. Her training in clinical health psychology, Kripalu yoga, and integrative nutrition inform her holistic approach to care. She enjoys tailoring her approach to an individual’s unique constitution and socially-embedded experiences. Dr. DePetris is especially attuned to the multidimensionality of individuals and their layers of identity — including the identities that are socially-imposed and those that are self-affirmed.