37 Trumbull Street, Suite 104
New Haven CT 06510
1062 Barnes Road, Suite 302
Wallingford, CT 06492
The offices are conveniently located near
I-91, and the office in New Haven is on a major bus route and is within walking distance of Yale University.
University of Vermont
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Gestalt
Southern Connecticut State University
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Antioch University New England
Predoctoral Training: VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, CT
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the
state of CT
Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
I have been engaged in clinical work for over 30 years in a variety of behavioral health settings. In my psychotherapy practice I see adolescents, young adults and adults for individual, couples, and when needed, family work. My areas of clinical expertise and interest include stress; anxiety; relationship difficulties (both heterosexual and same-sex); depression; developmental life transitions, particularly those of girls and women; cancer recovery; issues related to trauma history; menopause; and bereavement and grief.
Selected Conferences & Seminars Attended:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Helping Your Clients Get Out of Their Minds
- Advanced Seminar in Couples Therapy
- Advanced Seminar in Personality Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders: Research, Diagnosis, & Treatment
- Attachment, Individuation, and Adolescent Turmoil
- Borderline Personality Disorder and Eating Disorders
- Building Competence in Supervision
- Clinical Supervision Skills in Behavioral Health: Ethical and Best Practice Issues
- Compassion Fatigue
- Ethical Issues in Mental Health Treatment in Connecticut
- Exploring Women's Knowledge Through Oral History
- High Conflict Couples
- Meditation and Psychotherapy
- Mind/Body Medicine
- Mindfulness, Enactment and Affect Regulation
- Nutrition and Mental Health
- Psychological Application of Buddhism
- Psychopharmacology & Psychotherapy: Ethical Considerations
- Self-Defeating Patterns and Personalities: Implications for Psychotherapy
- The Enigma of Desire
- Treating Anxiety in Mid-Life Women
- Treating Children and Adolescents with Traumatic Loss
Selected Courses and Trainings Taught:
- Case Conference Seminar
- Clinical Applications of Mindfulness Practice
- Clinical Interventions with Adolescents
- Clinical Supervision
- Countertransference and the Clinical Enterprise
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Mid-Life and Menopause
- Professional Practice Seminar
- Substance Abuse Treatment: Theory and Practice
- Theories of Personality
Selected Professional Presentations:
Mangione, L., & DiCello, D. (August 2013). Art, identity and culture in Italian American women. Presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, Honolulu, HI.
DiCello, D. & Mangione, L. (August 2013). Spirituality and religion in the experiences of Italian American daughters grieving for their fathers. Presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, Honolulu, HI.
Mangione, L. & DiCello, D.H. (March 2012). Grieving loss and death through group relationships and metaphor. American Group Psychotherapy Association, New York, NY.
Mangione, L., DiCello, D.H. & Pidano, A.E. (August 2011). From the internalization of the object to new relationship: The Italian American experience of grief and mourning. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
DiCello, D.H. & Mangione, L. (October 2010). "Italians tend to keep their dead with them": Navigating grief and loss in Italian American culture. Italian American Mental Health and Wellness Conference, Calandra Institute, City University of New York, NY, NY.
DiCello, D.H. & Gionta, D. (November 2009). Surviving these turbulent times: Self-care for the compassionate practitioner. Presentation at the 23rd Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) Convention, Windsor, CT.
DiCello, D.H., Baror, E., Kimmelblatt, C., Mattison, A., Coletta, C., Mattiace, C., Rajan, M. & Gersony, L. (November 2008). "No Easy Task": Becoming a skilled, culturally competent and ethical supervisor. Presentation at the 22nd Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) Convention, Windsor, CT.
DiCello, D.H. & Coletta, C.N. (August 2007). "Contra genio": The experience of the Italian American female psychologist. Presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, San Francisco, CA.
DiCello, D.H., Thayer, E. & Ponce, A., Loftis, P., & Farber, C. (November 2007). Licensure issues in Connecticut: Obstacles, challenges and opportunities. Presentation at the 21st Annual Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) Convention,Windsor, CT.
Selected Invited Community Presentations and Trainings:
DiCello, D.H. (November 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). Self-care for new leaders. Public Allies, Bridgeport, CT.
DiCello, D.H. (November 2010, March 2011). Self-care for new leaders. Public Allies, Bridgeport, CT.
DiCello, D.H. (November 2009, March 2010). Self-care for new leaders. Public Allies, Bridgeport, CT.
DiCello, D.H. (September 2009). "What's logic got to do with it?": Inside the adolescent brain. Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, Jewish Educators Series, West Hartford, CT.
DiCello, D.H. (November 2008, January 2009). The cost of caring or: Has anyone seen my self- care? Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), New Haven, CT.
DiCello, D., Pidano, A., & Mangione, L. (2017). An Italian American view of grief: Connection, transformation, and resilience. Mortality, Vol. 7(2), 1-18, doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2017.1339675.
Mangione, L. Lyons., M. & DiCello, D. (2016). Spirituality and religion in the experience of Italian American daughters grieving their fathers, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Vol. 8(3), 253-262, doi.org/10.1037/rel10000056.
DiCello, Donna H. & Mangione, L. (2013). Italians tend to keep their dead with them: Navigating grief and loss in Italian American culture. In Benessere psicologico: Contemporary thought on Italian American mental health, Dominick Carielli & Joseph Grosso (Eds.), New York: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York.