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Accepting online clients from all Psypact States
Dr. Marie Donabella has expertise in anxiety and stress management, athlete mental health (including coping with athletic injury and balancing the demands unique to athletes), issues related to perimenopause (memory and mood changes), and LGBTQ+- related concerns.
She helps people understand the connection between their brain and body, and how to use one's brain power more effectively to heal from injury, feel more balanced, or cope with the changes that accompany mid-life and perimenopause. She teaches stress management, resilience and coping skills to young adults, college students, and postcollege-age adults.
Dr. Donabella's approach is based on many therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, existential therapy, integrative therapy, mindfulness practices, and psychodynamic therapy. Her therapy is informed by her research and personal experience as an athlete and researcher. She has two therapy dogs, both of which are Goldendoodles; 10 year old Clementine (Clemmie) and 3 year old Fiona (Fi).
Dr. Donabella is a licensed clinical psychologist with Ph.Ds in Clinical Psychology and Medical Sciences. She has worked in her private practice since 2002 alongside her research on stress, anxiety, and health. In the past, she has published many articles and given many presentations exploring the mind-body connection, relating stress and health.
She is currently accepting telehealth clients from RI and all Psypact states.
Athlete mental health - Navigating mental health issues unique to athletes using techniques that increase confidence, focus and resilience in the face of adversity, pain, and challenge.
Performance anxiety - Overcoming mental roadblocks to physical (individual and team) goals by improving mental toughness.
Stress reduction - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder
LGBTQ and gender identity issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Mind-body connection - Decreasing stress by increasing attention to the body and practicing techniques that foster wellness; learning about brain function as it pertains to improving health.
Marie Donabella is not in-network with any insurances.
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I don't take insurance. However, as a courtesy, my billing office will provide you with a superbill and receipt that you can submit to your insurance company to get reimbursed directly, if your company has out-of-network benefits. **Please check with your specific insurance company for reimbursement rate**
Years of Experience: 22 years
Private Practice, 2003 - Present
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Assistant Professor, 2003 - 2007
Syracuse University, Visiting Assistant Professor & Therapist, 2002 - 2003
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Psychology Intern, 2001 - 2002
Syracuse University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2002
South Florida College of Medicine, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, 1989
Rhode Island: PS00834
Connecticut: APIT 11533 teletherapy through PsyPact
"Marie is highly educated and is a seasoned clinician who is very effective in supporting clients in treatment. I highly recommend her for individual therapy."- Cecilia Dietzler, LICSW • June 2017
"Marie is a highly skilled and experienced therapist with exceptionally developed relational skills allowing her to connect with her clients authentically and in the most genuine human way. In doing so, she creates a safe space for her clients to be able to do their healing work. She has long been a preferred referral source for me. Clients find her very effective, kind, and practical in her clinical approach."- Thomas Fronczak, LCSW-R • May 2017