Dr. Donna Conwell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology at Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center. She earned her PsyD from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2014). She also holds an MCAT in Creative Arts in Therapy with a specialization in Dance/Movement and nonverbal communication from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1991).
Dr. Conwell completed an APPIC accredited Predoctoral Internship at Life Counseling, Rehab After Work, and Rehab After School programs in Exton, Pennsylvania where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Additionally, Dr. Conwell held Predoctoral practicum APPIC and APA placements at Springfield Psychological Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia within the ADHD Clinic. Dr. Conwell has over 20 years of both clinical and administrative experience including multiple supervisory positions at various community based and private mental health settings throughout the Philadelphia and suburban areas.
Dr. Conwell utilizes evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to address mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, familial conflict, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries. She primarily uses a Family Systems approach to treatment when treating children, adolescents, and families. In treating couples, Dr. Conwell utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy to best meet the needs of the couple in distress. Dr. Conwell is experienced in the administration and interpretation of standardized clinical assessments and psychoeducational testing specializing in developmental disabilities and ADHD.
Additionally, Dr. Conwell served as an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University for approximately 10 years within the Graduate Program in Creative Arts in Therapy, providing clinical supervision to both practicum and intern students in the Dance Movement Therapy Program. Her research interests include developmental disabilities, learning differences, couples therapy, eating disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Conwell is a pre-licensed professional practicing under the supervision of Dr. Stacy Hunt and Dr. Kathryn Shipley, Licensed Clinical Psychologists at Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center in Newtown, PA. Dr. Conwell is a Board Certified Dance Therapist Registered and a member of the American Dance Therapists Association (ADTA), and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA).
Dr. Conwell’s fee is $120 per session.