Dr. Donna Kimmel PHD

10114 Parkwood Drive

(Not Parkwood Terrace)

Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

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If you were born before 1981,
the information here is for you.

 I’ve contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johns Hopkins, & Medicare
to help you pay for psychotherapy/counseling of
an individual, couple, or family.

My Credentials

I am a -

  • Licensed psychologist and professional counselor in Washington, DC and Maryland, 
  • Retired physical therapist and retired teacher of psychologists and physical therapists
  • Trained mediator for marital and parenting matters, and
  • Certified life/human performance coach.

I strive to make my work positive, educational, and research-based to promote: Courage, Self-Awareness, Authenticity, Personal Responsibility, Kindness, Skilled Negotiation (Communication), and Action.  Simply, the goal is RESILIENCE.

To make my services more financially accessible, I am on the approved provider panel of several insurance companies:

- Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO and Federal)
- Medicare
- Johns Hopkins
- United Behavioral Health (when there is also a medical condition)

Academic Credentials:

  • Ph.D. Psychology
  • M.F.A. Dramatic Arts
  • M.S. Public Health / Physical Therapy
  • B.S. Physical Therapy


  • Positive psychology
  • Coaching

I have taught many continuing education courses to mental health professionals, physical therapists and physicians.  I was also on the faculty of Howard University teaching Health Psychology to psychologists and physical therapy students. 

Other Proficiency:

  • Acting Coach
  • Creator of Acting Method: "Personality-based Acting: Integrating Personality Science with Actors' Imagination"
  • Author of The Back Comfort Book:What To Do While Your Back Is Healing, $5.95 + s/h
  • Producer/Writer of the back care DVD: "How To Do It...Without Hurting Your Back", $9.95 + s/h
  • Producer/Writer of cable TV program: "Mental Health Minutes: Psychotherapy Dramatized"




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