About Paul Donahue

Paul J. Donahue, Ph.D. is a nationally-recognized clinical psychologist and leading consultant and expert in the field of parenting and children's mental health.

Dr. Donahue is the founder and director of Child Development Associates, a clinical practice based in Scarsdale, NY, that provides psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and families, along with parent education, professional development, and school consultation.

He is the author of Parenting Without Fear: Letting Go of Worry and Focusing on What Really Matters (St. Martin's Press, 2007) and co-author of Mental Health Consultation in Early Childhood (Brookes Publishing, 2000).

Dr. Donahue brings practical solutions to the everyday dilemmas that parents and their children face in today's demanding, rapidly changing world. He is also renowned for his work coaching business executives and working parents to identify their personal and professional goals, and to develop and implement strategies that further their career and family aspirations.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Donahue is an accomplished speaker, traveling throughout the country lecturing to parents, teachers and mental health professionals about resilience, technology and children, adolescent development, confident parenting and fatherhood.

Paul has been a guest on the CBS Early Show and Fox News, and his work has been profiled on two occasions in the The New York Times. He frequently appears in the national press, in Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press, and numerous other publications.

Dr. Donahue has served as a consultant to the Columbia University School for Public Health, the Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and the National Head Start Association. He was previously the Director of Early Childhood Consultation and School-Based Services for Homeless Families at the Center for Preventive Psychiatry.

A native of Boston, Paul received his B.A. in psychology from Brown University. He received his Doctorate in clinical psychology from the City University of New York, where he was awarded the Harold Proshansky Presidential Fellowship for his research on the coping methods of homeless children. While still in graduate school, Paul helped found New York Cares, now the city's largest volunteer organization.

Paul Donahue lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife and three children.