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Psychologist in White Plains, NY

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Rebecca Donahue, Ph.D.

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Rebecca Donahue, Ph.D.
As a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in counseling centers, hospitals and medical centers, I have devoted my practice to helping adults suffering from stress, worry, anxiety and depression, often associated with life transitions, loss, problems in relationships or careers, pregnancy/postpartum, and/or medical conditions. For some, there is a known event that has triggered the anxiety or depression, while others may have a more difficult time identifying a precipitant and it seems as if it has always been there. In every case, I work with each individual to assist in learning effective methods to manage stress and anxiety, improve mood, and increase quality of life.

In addition to my general practice, I have a personal interest in helping people improve their health and wellness. Having specialized postdoctoral training in clinical health psychology enables me to also offer effective treatment and coaching for insomnia/sleep difficulties, chronic pain, IBS, smoking cessation and weight loss.

I feel privileged to witness the change that occurs as clients overcome difficulties, achieve their goals, and lead more satisfying lives. My approach is collaborative, active, supportive and real. I use evidence-based therapy that is individually tailored to be the most effective for you.

I have completed specialized training in several treatments proven to be effective for a range of problems. These include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Anxiety and Worry, Panic Attacks, Fears and Phobias, Insomnia, Chronic Pain; Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Relationship Issues; Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and Motivational Interviewing.

Our sessions together may include education on a particular area of concern, introduction and review of practical coping strategies (e.g. relaxation exercises, communication skills, time management, problem solving), finding ways to help you overcome obstacles that are keeping you stuck, or developing an action plan to assist you in achieving your goals. Often we will examine the interrelationship of your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and physiology and the impact on your life.

Please contact me for a free telephone consultation to address any questions you have and learn more about my practice. I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you to discuss your needs and see how I may be of help to you.
Bio
Dr. Rebecca Donahue is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of stress, anxiety and depressive disorders, insomnia, chronic pain and health coaching in Westchester County. She has 15 years of experience providing empathic, engaged and customized therapy for adults. Dr. Donahue earned her masters and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from University at Albany. She completed advanced training at the Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium and an APA approved Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System/Yale University School of Medicine. After her residency, she worked as an Intervention Coordinator at Yale, where she developed and provided the stress management treatment for patients with cardiac problems enrolled in a clinical trial. Dr. Donahue then went on to develop, coordinate, and provide assessment, psychotherapy and health coaching services in Primary Care Mental Health, a program for Veterans at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. She has taught undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, presented at medical center grand rounds, and has served as clinical supervisor for graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry residents, and prevention medicine fellows. Dr. Donahue continues to work with Veterans part-time and maintains a private practice in White Plains, NY.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Life and Wellness Coaching  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Life Transitions  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Psychologist
Memberships
New York State Psychological Association