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DONNA ROCKWELL

Donna Rockwell, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is a leading mindfulness meditation teacher, specialist in celebrity mental health, and an activist in contemporary humanistic psychology. Dr. Rockwell is President-Elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association for 2018, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and The Humanistic Psychologist. She serves on the advisory boards of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and the Existential-Humanistic Institute.

Dr. Rockwell is an adjunct faculty member at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and Saybrook University, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Mind-Body Medicine.

She is a contributor to The Huffington Post in her blog Mindfulness in Everyday Life. Her other published work includes journal articles and popular press publications on Mindfulness, the psychology of fame and celebrity, and humanistic foundations of psychology and psychotherapy. Dr. Rockwell's book chapter, "Mindfulness as Therapy: How Buddhist psychology contributes to enhancing therapist efficacy and client outcomes," can be found in The Changing Faces of Therapy:  Evolving Perspectives in Clinical Practice and Assessment (Ron Valle, Ed.), San Francisco, CA: Argosy University, published in 2016.

EDUCATION

Dr. Rockwell is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts with a BA in Language & Communication.

She received a Master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington D.C.

Dr. Rockwell earned her Master's and Doctorate in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology from the Center for Humanistic Studies (now the Michigan School of Professional Psychology) in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Dr. Donna Rockwell is a humanistic psychologist, whose work with clients emphasizes well-being and health. Rather than viewing behavioral symptoms as illness-related, Dr. Rockwell helps clients heighten mental clarity and lessen psychological confusion by deconstructing existing blocks to meaningful engagement in work, love and play. 

As clients learn to focus on wellness, human development and self-actualization naturally occur, allowing for the realization of each person's full potential.

Integrating the most advanced theories of mind-body science with humanistic-existential, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and contemplative psychotherapeutic approaches, Dr. Rockwell generates treatment plans that are uniquely tailored to each individual, addressing issues ranging from symptoms of anxiety and depression to coping with life's existential questions. In her private practice, Dr. Rockwell works with individual adults, adolescents, and couples, as well as with groups. As a mindfulness meditation teacher, Dr. Rockwell focuses on mindful-awareness stress reduction, and incorporates a full range of mindfulness approaches into her clinical and outreach work.