Dr. Donna Dannenfelser

Founder/CEO of Eudaimonia Psychology, Celebrity Psychotherapist, Author

Dr. Donna is the Founder and CEO of Eudaimonia Psychology. She is moving her methods and tools of living in a state of well-being forward by training other licensed and certified mental health clinicians this holistic approach to psychotherapy in order to address the mental health crisis we find ourselves in today. Dr. Donna is also the first female mental health clinician to bring hypnotherapy to an NFL team, the New York Jets, in the 1990’s. Christened the “Dr. Phil of Sports Psychology” by the New York Post, a USA Network drama based on her life, Necessary Roughness, ran for three seasons and earned such accolades as a 2012 Golden Globe nomination for its star Callie Thorne and the Voice Award for raising mental health awareness.

Dr. Donna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Masters Addiction Counselor, and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is also certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and National Board of Forensic Counselors. Dr. Donna received her B.S. in Psychology from the New York Institute of Technology, M.S. in Psychology from Hofstra University, Professional Diploma in Education (PD) from C.W. Post, and Doctorate of Education in Psychology (Ed.D) from Dowling College.

Dr. Donna has been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Oprah’s Blog, AOL Jobs, iVillage.com, Entertainment Heartbeat, Health Bistro, and The New York Post, as well as television coverage on ESPN, and radio coverage including, WCGO Radio with Geoff Pinkus, iHeart Radio with Bill Cunningham, The Robert Wuhl Show, Marilu Henner Radio Show, KFI Radio with Lisa Ann Walters, LATalk Radio, Variety Topics with Sonia Fitch, and Sideshow Radio Network. She has been a frequent talking head on the subject of gay players and homophobia in the NFL, giving interviews for publications including the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Outsports and Queerty.

Dr. Donna serves as a Co-host with Jeff Lewis on his radio show, “Jeff Lewis Live”, on SiriusXM sharing her techniques with the world. Dr. Donna also regularly appears as an expert guest on television news programs. She was featured on The Dr. OZ Show, where she spoke about positive thoughts and how they keep us healthy. She has also joined Regis Philbin on ESPN’s Crowd Goes Wild, on which she spoke about athletes and their reliance on superstitions. She was the featured therapist on Flipping Out, with Jeff Lewis for six seasons. She is also a sports correspondent to TMZ Sports, Bloomberg News, and the Today Show. Additionally, she has blogged for Huffington Post in her series, “Life Is The Ultimate Team Sport.”

Dr. Donna launched her self-published book, Game On!: What I Learned During My Time As The Shrink to the NY Jets – How To Achieve Anything You Want In Life!, in 2015, which made Amazon’s best seller list in the first few days of its release.

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