Philippa S Connolly
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Philippa S Connolly, PhD


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About Me

Dr. Connolly is a licensed clinical psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, and Assistant Director of Research for the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience. She is a graduate of Columbia University where she received her PhD in Clinical Psychology, graduating in 2019. Following this, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in complex trauma and criminal justice at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Connolly maintains a private practice with Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates where she provides individual psychotherapy, and conducts forensic evaluations, psychological assessments and neuropsychological assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. She has expertise with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment and transition challenges, and relationship problems. She specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress, particularly complex trauma. Dr. Connolly utilizes a range of approaches including relational psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, MI, ACT, Interpersonal Neurobiological, and mindfulness-based techniques, and is passionate about working collaboratively to find what works best for each individual. 

Dr. Connolly’s research focuses on trauma and criminal justice. She evaluates, designs and develops innovative trauma-informed, trauma-focused programs for underserved urban communities, particularly those who are justice-impacted or at high-risk for justice-involvement, with a view to informing policy change, funding, and accessibility of effective community-based trauma-informed treatments.  She currently manages several grants including those from SAMHSA, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and the Manhattan DA’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative.

As a supervising psychologist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Psychiatry Outpatient Services for adults and children, Dr. Connolly teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and trainee psychologists. She is also co-chair of the Juvenile Justice Consortium for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital