Dr. Donnellan works with families which have become fractured and disengaged from each other. Many affluent families suffer the corrosive effects of money, prestige, personality issues, or family business issues. The toll taken on the parents and children in these families is enormous. In his ongoing work with the family and its members, he consults with the family members to develop a path to help them better understand the situation, communicate with each other, make wise decisions, and reach a resolution.


In his 35 years of professional experience, he has worked with a broad range of clients including families, couples, and individuals (children, adults, adolescents).

·         Adults in need of intensive treatment for a range of issues including depression and impulse disorders

·         Families whose children and young adults have personality-based issues related to family or position (overspending, compulsive buying, and drug use)

·         Children and adolescents with serious mental health problems that, in addition to pharmacological interventions, are in need of psychotherapy.



Brandeis University, International Business School, Adjunct Professor (Current Affiliation)

Harvard Medical School, Clinical Teaching Faculty:  Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. Supervisor of child psychology fellows and interns.

Harvard Medical School. Clinical Instructor:  Department of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital.

Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (MAPP).  President. Regional affiliate of  Division 39,  American Psychological Association.

Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP), graduate, Board of Directors, faculty, supervising analyst.



Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). Graduate in adult psychoanalysis.

Kaiser-Permanente Hospital, San Francisco, CA.  Psychology intern in outpatient clinic.

Children's Hospital, San Francisco.  Extern in child treatment training program.

Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, CA. Internship in adult and child assessment, treatment, and  consultation. Assessment screening for naval personnel.

Jewish Family Service, San Francisco, CA. Intern, child and adult treatment and assessment.



Ph.D. California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco,  CA.  APA Approved program in Clinical Psychology. Double track in child-clinical psychology and adult-clinical psychology

M.A. New School for Social Research, General Experimental Psychology.

University of Mexico, Mexico City, D.F. Summer study. Spanish.

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Major: Spanish. B.A., Cum Laude.