Kelli Donohue, Ph.D.

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Dr. Kelli Donohue has been a psychologist at Interactive Discovery since its inception.  As both a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist she brings her experience and expertise in clinical, educational, and behavioral issues to our group.   Dr. Donohue received her doctorate from New York University and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists.  Currently, she is also employed as a school psychologist with the NYC Department of Education and uses her work in schools to inform her clinical practice with children and adolescents and their parents.  Dr. Donohue uses an integrative approach, combining psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  Her clinical specializations include: ADHD, anxiety, bereavement, working with families in transition, mood disorders, and social and educational difficulties.  At Interactive Discovery, Dr. Donohue provides individual and family therapy, parent and teacher consultation, neuropsychological evaluations, and she develops and leads social skills groups for children of various ages and varying levels of difficulties. 

Dr. Donohue has a broad range of therapeutic experiences.  She has worked in both private and public schools, providing counseling, consultation, and system-wide behavioral support.  Dr. Donohue has also worked in a hospital out-patient unit, a residential treatment facility, group homes for individuals who are developmentally disabled and have mental health difficulties, a foster care agency, and a preventive agency; in each of these settings she has utilized a variety of modalities depending on the needs of her clients.  Dr. Donohue is a former adjunct professor at New York University in both counseling and statistics.  Her research interests are in the area of parent and child relationships, early literacy development and support, adolescent development, and the affect of socioeconomic status on mental health.