Alexa Donnelly LCSW

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Background

Alexa Donnelly, LCSW is the deputy executive director of Person Centered Care Services where she implements effective systems to raise the level of service(s) provided to clients. Alexa has over 12 years of experience in the disabilities field. She began as a direct support professional and worked her way through various roles, learning many of the elements that keep an agency propelling in order to provide quality services for people with IDD.

Alexa lives by the phrase, “be the change you want to see in the world.” Although she knows that she cannot change the world overnight, she is determined to continue changing lives, one person at a time. Alexa is committed to cultivating a positive learning experience and an empowering environment for people with disabilities. She is determined to help others get a fair chance by being open to learning and understanding what supports someone may need and what barriers they may face in achieving their goals.

Alexa currently holds her license in clinical social work. She has a diverse experience providing therapeutic services to various populations including people experiencing domestic violence, children, teens, and couples. In addition to therapeutic and organizational level work, Alexa is committed to teaching and providing education. Alexa works with a continuing education organization that focuses on educating professionals in backgrounds of social work, nursing, mental health and medical practitioners. Alexa is also an adjunct at her alma matter The College of Staten Island and continues to support the education of future social workers in her community.

Professional Organizations

  • Member of National Association of Social Workers


  • BSW in Social Work, minor in Disability Studies, The College Of Staten Island
  • MSW in Social Work, The College Of Staten Island
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Areas of Focus

  • Working with individuals with intellectual and development disabilities across the spectrum and lifespan
  • Working with LGBTQ+ communities
  • Couples counseling, including counseling for consensual non-monogamous relationships
  • Sexuality counseling, with a focus on improving sexual health and positive sexuality across the lifespan
  • Career development & transitions
  • Trauma-informed counseling for anxiety, emotional regulation, relationship concerns, grief, domestic violence, and sexual addiction
  • Working with autistic individuals
  • Working with individuals with ADHD
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