Alexandra Donatelli completed her Master’s as a Physician’s Assistant from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. She completed her master’s capstone research on generalized anxiety disorder, which has helped her further her understanding of anxiety (and mental illness in general) and advised her clinically on how to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage patients’ symptoms. She has completed 2,000+ hours in the clinical setting from May 2018 – May 2019, including rotations in Behavioral Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, General Surgery, and NICU. In the office, she provides a caring, nonjudgmental atmosphere, and offers undivided attention during patient visits. She has a great compassion to those who need behavioral medicine, due to having firsthand experience with opioid abuse and its related effects on the individual and the family.
Why did you choose mental health as a career path?
“I have always had a strong passion for helping those in need. Throughout my schooling, my passion grew deeper for mental health. I am a firm believer that mental health is just as important as anything else.”
“It was a great experience. Dr. Donatelli was amazing with my son. It was his first time seeing her. She made him feel comfortable and made him feel like she was listening.” ~ M.W.
“Alexandra Donatelli was really helpful and I would recommend her to anyone who needs help. I really appreciate her.” ~ A.D.
“Alexandra Donatelli was awesome with my 13 year old. She has a knack with teenagers.” ~ D.F.
“I felt instantly at ease with PA Donatelli. Her soft spoken manner and ability to relay to me exactly what I was needing to hear (but have been unable/unwilling to accept as reality) felt like a weight lifted from my back; like, “Finally—someone understands what I’m feeling”.” ~ C.F.
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorder
- LGBTQ Population
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)