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Donna DiCello, PsyD

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Donna DiCello, PsyD


Donna DiCello, Psy.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England in 1996 and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University in 1988, though her clinical experience spans 30 years. She was the former Associate Director and faculty member for the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology at the University of Hartford from 2000-2013. Prior to this, she served as adjunct faculty in the Psy.D. program at Antioch University New England. She currently maintains a full-time private practice in New Haven and Wallingford, CT in which she sees adolescents, young adults and adults. Her areas of clinical expertise include anxiety; relationship difficulties (both heterosexual and same-sex); depression; cancer recovery; stress; bereavement and grief; and developmental life transitions, particularly those of girls and women (including midlife and caregiver concerns). She approaches these concerns from psychodynamic, attachment, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal perspectives. In addition, she has a background in mindfulness practice. Dr. DiCello has presented at regional, national, and international conferences on the areas of grief work as well as Italian American mental health issues, and with her colleague, Dr. Lorraine Mangione, has co-authored a book titled Daughters, Dad, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America with New Harbinger/Impact Publishing, Inc. In addition to her clinical interests, Dr. DiCello is a published poet.

Education & Training

  • PsyD
    Antioch College (1996)