Private Practice Locations:

New York City
1377 Lexington Ave #2C, New York, NY 10128

Farmington Hills, Michigan
26105 Orchard Lake Rd #203, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Dr. Rockwell works with adults, couples, and adolescents challenged by anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, and other problems in living. Dr. Rockwell's clinical focus is on Mindful approaches to personal and professional development. She also specializes in issues related to fame and celebrity.

Recent posts:

Wake Up! How To Meditate [part two] - ANEWDOMAIN.nET

Here's part two of mindfulness expert Donna Rockwell's continuing series, Wake Up. In this installment, she'll help you learn how to meditate. Enjoy. ... 

Wake Up! How To Achieve Mindfulness [tips] - aNewDomain.NET

In the first installment of her Wake Up! series, expert Dr. Dr. Donna Rockwell explains why and how to achieve mindfulness. Here's how to do it., Jan 30, 2015

Upcoming Presentations, Workshops, PUBLICATIONS, recent Appearances:

Reclaiming Mindfulness as Third Force Practice: Humanistic Presence in Psychotherapy and Life," Humanistic (R)evolution: Innovative Relevance in a Complex World, 8th Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, American Psychological Association Division 32, March 26-29, 2015, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois

Mindfulness in Everyday Life,” Daylong Workshop: Inter-Agency Training Council, April 17, 2015, Rapid City, South Dakota

If I Only Had the Nerve: Mindfulness and Courage in Psychotherapy: Implications and Applications,” Mindfulness & Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice conference, June 3-7, 2015, San Francisco State University

Mindfulness in Clinical Psychology Training, Psychotherapy Practice, and Daily Life,” Skill-building Session to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, August 7-10, 2015, Toronto, Canada

A Conversation with Sharon Salzberg: The How and Why of Mindfulness in Clinical Psychology and Life,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, August 7-10, 2015, Toronto, Canada

Recent appearances on WDIV-TV, Detroit, Michigan

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WDIV Detroit-Feb 9, 2015 - Woman has warning for others after being scammed from online date

Face biggest challenges, goals by writing them down


Media quotes: The New York Times

Love People, Not Pleasure -

The New York Times - Arthur C. Brooks

Jul 18, 2014 - What do fame, wealth and lots of sex bring? Exactly the opposite of what you think.

"That’s the paradox of fame. Just like drugs and alcohol, once you become addicted, you can’t live without it. But you can’t live with it, either. Celebrities have described fame like being “an animal in a cage; a toy in a shop window; a Barbie doll; a public facade; a clay figure; or, that guy on TV,” according to research by the psychologist Donna Rockwell. Yet they can’t give it up."

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Clinical & Outreach


Dr. Donna Rockwell  is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and Farmington Hills, Michigan. She has worked with clients on wellness issues since 1999.

In addition to her clinical practice and academic posts, Dr. Rockwell teaches public mindfulness classes and conducts daylong workshops, available for corporate retreats, government agencies, sports team consultation, healthcare settings, small businesses, and other groups, bringing the theories and practical application of mindfulness to the workplace. Dr. Rockwell has conducted breast cancer support groups and mindful-awareness stress reduction workshops in Beaumont Hospital's Sharing & Caring program, in Royal Oak, Michigan.

A columnist and former TV journalist, Dr. Rockwell is a 1980 founding member of Cable News Network, Washington, D.C. She was producer for famed journalist Daniel Schorr, and she covered Capitol Hill for the network for 3 years. Dr. Rockwell produced the daily news lead "Cover Story" for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. and continues to appear as a mental health expert on TV and radio.



Mindfulness as Therapy: How Buddhist psychology contributes to enhancing therapist efficacy and client outcomes, by Rockwell, D. & Valle, R. (2015), in The Changing Faces of Therapy:  Evolving perspectives in clinical practice and assessment (R. Valle, Ed.), San Francisco, CA: Argosy University.



Teaching & Research


Dr. Rockwell is adjunct faculty at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Saybrook University, School of Mind-Body Medicine, and School of Clinical Psychology. She was mentored by Humanistic Psychology founder, Clark Moustakas, PhD at the Center for Humanistic Studies in: phenomenological and heuristic research methods, humanistic-existential psychotherapy, existential dream analysis, and play therapy for children.

Dr. Rockwell designed and taught the Mindfulness curriculum at MiSPP, and currently teaches Mindfulness, Meditation and Health at Saybrook University, School of Mind-Body Medicine, and Mindfulness and Spirituality in the School of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Rockwell is on the Advisory Board of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College.

Her research writing on mindfulness & psychotherapy and the psychology of fame & celebrity can be read in peer-reviewed journals. 

 Dr. Rockwell is a featured expert at Huffington Post in her blog: Mindfulness in Everyday Life, and at Her interviews with leading meditation teachers have been published in Shambhala Sun magazine.