Donna Purcell, PsyD

Provider Type: Psychologist

Serving: Pediatric

Donna Purcell, PsyD

Dr. Purcell treats patients between the ages of 2 and 18.

Dr. Purcell is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in child and family work with children ranging in ages from 2 to 18. Areas of specialty include issues of anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, sleep issues, toileting, grief, health/medical issues, issues related to feeding, anger control, developmental issues and disorders, learning or cognitive concerns, and parenting. Dr. Purcell utilizes cognitive behavioral approaches, skill building, parent training, and solution focused techniques to help children and families achieve higher levels of functioning. Dr. Purcell practices in the Hanover/Mechanicsville office.

Dr. Purcell received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology in 1996 from Florida Tech and completed her postdoctoral and residency work with the Virginia Treatment Center for Children where she further specialized with children and families and with children with medical and developmental needs. She has spent the past 18 years building upon her work with children/teens with a variety of needs and their families as this is where her highest interest lies.


  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry

Education & Certifications

  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology
  • Residency from Virginia Treatment Center for Children


Mechanicsville, VA
9202 Center Oak Court
Mechanicsville, VA 23116-2744
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