Donna R Campbell, LCSW

Superior Service Non Profit Organization

Over the past 30 years, in addition to my clinical training and work, I’ve held executive positions in several domestic and international nonprofit organizations. These have ranged from mental health clinics and outreach and advocacy programs for families in poverty to international refugee organizations and health care projects to ensure access to primary care. I have built agencies and programs from the ground up and working in fully established, complex organizations.

Today I work primarily with nonprofit health and human service organizations, providing a range of consulting services that include:

  • Strategic planning and organizational development
  • Leadership training and staff development
  • Proposal and grant writing and fund-raising strategies
  • Project management and process improvements
  • Board development and training
  • Clinical supervision and teaching

My fees are similar to my clinical rates and vary based on the size and duration of the project and the overall budget. There is no charge for consultations to determine the scope of the work and the approach I’d propose.

Representative clients:

  • The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities
  • The CT Council of Family Service Agencies
  • The CT Institute for Communities
  • Edwards Educational Services

Clinical Supervision

As a former university instructor, I am aware of the importance of life-long learning for therapists. I offer both individual and group supervision to both new and experienced clinicians. Clinical supervision supports trainee mental health professionals by offering oversight and support from a more experienced provider. To become licensed to practice, all mental health providers must complete a minimum number of therapy hours under clinical supervision. Clinical supervision involves ongoing consultation and support. In this context, supervision can sharpen a therapist's diagnostic skills, encourage self-care, and help them provide better treatment. During clinical supervision, a trainee clinician  meets with a more experienced provider to discuss cases, treatment strategies, and other important topics. Daily work with distraught people can be inherently distressing, so a key aspect of clinical supervision is often helping therapists learn to compartmentalize their own emotions and practice better self-care.

Therapy is both an art and a science. While it's possible to learn the basic scientific principles in school, the art of therapy can prove challenging.  How you will deal with a client who can't stop crying? What will you do if a client never speaks or only seems interested in talking about you? How can you measure progress in therapy? How can you prevent your own biases and emotions from intruding upon the therapeutic process? These are difficult questions with complex answers. Clinical supervision prepares you to tackle these and many other issues. 

Donna R Campbell, LCSW


"I have worked extensively with Donna and, from my experience, she is an exceptional administrator and clinician – knowledgeable, hands-on, and smart. Again, she is an excellent manager and supervisor, both clinically and administratively, and can think strategically yet grasp everyday details. Without reservation, I would strongly recommend Donna.”

Ken Dym, Strategic Choices