Please note Marie is not accepting new clients until March 1st, 2021.
Dr. Donabella is a 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.
Dr. Donabella has expertise in anxiety, athletic injury and LGBTQ- related concerns. She helps those recovering from athletic injury, teaches stress management and resilience, and coaches individuals with health and wellness concerns. She works with young adults, college students, and 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. She also works with her 7 year old Goldendoodle, Clementine, who has passed the first phase of her official Therapy Dogs International certification. Clementine will take her final exam for her certification as soon as covid allows!
Athletic performance and injury - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances; recovery from injury
Performance anxiety - Improving performance and mental toughness with techniques that increase confidence, focus and resilience in the face of adversity, pain, and challenge
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
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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
"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
"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
She was very punctual and told me what to expect for my official visit." - Zencare client • August 2020