About

Donna M. Elmendorf, Ph.D.
Director of Therapeutic Community Program
Administrative Staff
Therapy Staff
Therapeutic Community Staff

Dr. Donna M. Elmendorf is a clinical psychologist, Director of the Therapeutic Community Program, psychotherapist and psychotherapy supervisor at the Austen Riggs Center. She is also the head of the Erikson Institute Consultation Service. She has written and presented in the areas of self-harm, eating disorders, and competence and regression in group dynamics. Prior to coming to Riggs, Dr. Elmendorf was supervising psychologist in the counseling center at Simon’s Rock College and on the staff at McLean Hospital.

Dr. Elmendorf received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College. She earned an MA and PhD. in child clinical psychology from the University of Denver. Following her internship in adult clinical psychology at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital she completed two year-long fellowships at McLean in adolescent and family treatment and psychological assessment. Dr. Elmendorf is actively involved in the Berkshire community, having served on the board of several local and state organizations involved with mental health, education, and environmental conservation.

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