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Sapana Donde, PhD

Sapana Donde, Phd

Psychologist: Adults

Dr. Sapana Donde is a licensed clinical psychologist with 10+ years of experience working in diverse clinical and community settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD/ADD, interpersonal violence, childhood and adult trauma, acculturation and immigration, identity development, child welfare and adoption, career counseling, parenting issues, and spirituality/spiritual ambivalence. Sapana utilizes a warm, strengths-based, collaborative, creative, and flexible style. She enjoys integrating Somatic Experiencing® and an understanding of neurobiology with traditional therapeutic approaches to help clients discover and harness their innate resilient capacity to survive, heal, and even thrive after going through adverse life experiences.

Areas of Specialty

Hobbies

Dancing, music, theater, art, cooking, and spending time with close friends and family.

Why Therapy?

My desire to help alleviate the suffering of others.

Professional Motivation

Seeing people transform their lives and reclaim their sense of empowerment in response to the therapeutic process.

Educational Background

B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University; Completed clinical postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA; Completed research postdoctoral fellowships at University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.

Previous Occupations

I have held research and clinical positions within various settings, including universities, therapeutic day schools, community mental health centers, and medical school outpatient clinics.

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