Recent Press

healing chronic pain on wit and reason

Guest on the Low Carb MD podcast. LISTEN HERE

Guest on Women’s Wellness Works podcast. LISTEN HERE

Guest on DC Radio’s Wit and Reason show. LISTEN HERE

Guest on Frederick News Post’s Podcast discussing Seasonal Affective Disorder LISTEN HERE

Guest on Alexa Shirm’s Simple Roots Radio Podcast talking about the importance of mindset. LISTEN HERE

Guest on The Ladies Dish Podcast. LISTEN HERE

Your Roadmap Out of Overwhelm. Elephant Journal: https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/your-roadmap-out-of-overwhelm/

Forys Donahue, K. (2019). Psychological Interventions for Healing Chronic Pain. DC Psychological Association Newsletter. http://www.dcpsychology.org/heads-up

Pashby, R., Donahue, K., Morris, K (2018). Perspectives on Being a Health Psychologist. Online at: https://www.theranest.com/blog/health-psychology-perspectives/

Upcoming Events

Guest speaker at the Women’s Business Network Event Steps to Success. October 18, 2019. Topic: Self-care is Not A New Age Thing. Learn more HERE.

Guest speaker at the Olney Parent Teacher Association Meeting. November 7, 2019. Self-care for Busy Parents.

Past Events

May 23, 2019
Your BEST Tools for Managing Stress

This invited talk was held at JE Richards Electric. It was part of their corporate wellness series. The talk defined stress, articulated the difference between acute and chronic stress, and taught attendees about the mental and physical effects of stress on their mind and body. Participants learned practical techniques that they could apply immediately in their life. The techniques included breathing, identifying and changing negative self-talk, modifying their environment, improving their eating habits, and more! Participants left with worksheets on improving sleep and a beautiful template for a gratitude journal.

January 27, 2019
Holistic Solutions for Healing Chronic Pain

This workshop is designed to help those who experience chronic pain. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the causes of chronic pain and a holistic approach to healing. I’ll teach you about the role of nutrition, thoughts, emotions, and self-care in the pain response. You will learn and practice simple mindfulness and meditation techniques. You will leave this workshop with tools you can immediately implement to feel better. This workshop is led by Dr. Kelly Donahue. She is a clinical health psychologist and mind-body health expert with over 12 years of experience working with clients experiencing many chronic diseases including chronic pain. She has had her own chronic pain journey and incorporates her experience into her teaching.

December 6, 2018
Rethinking New Year's Resolutions...How to Realistically and Compassionately Manage Weight in the New Year.

The ringing in of the new year often brings reflection on goals and a desire to make some changes. Instead of doing the same thing you've done in years past, join Dr. Robyn Pashby and Dr. Kelly Donahue as we share tools for real, sustainable behavior change to replace unhelpful new year's resolutions. We will discuss realistic weight loss strategies using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness skills for behavior change. 

April 26, 2018
Rock Your Relationships

Presentation at Holistic Health Associates Learning Center in Frederick, MD
This class will teach you the components of finding and maintaining healthy relationships: creating a healthy relationship with yourself, clear communication, and setting boundaries. You'll leave feeling more connected to yourself and more confident in your ability to be your best in any relationship you encounter.

April 24
Is Inflammation to Blame for your Weight Gain, Achy Joints, and Chronic Fatigue?

Presentation at Holistic Health Associates Learning Center in Frederick, MD
This class will teach community members about the importance and the dangers of inflammation and will help them to understand that inflammation may be related to many of their personal health issues. This class will provide easy to use lifestyle and nutritional strategies for reducing inflammation and improving health. We'll sample delicious anti-inflammatory foods and practice techniques proven to cool inflammation.

March 21, 2018
Digestion: Heartburn, Bloating, and Gas…Oh My!

Presentation at Holistic Health Associates Learning Center in Frederick, MD
This class will describe the process of digestion from brain to elimination. It teach participants about optimal digestion and the symptoms (e.g., heartburn, bloating, and gas) of poorly functioning digestion. We’ll talk about poop and use the Bristol Stool Chart to show you how your poop can be an indicator of your current state of health. We’ll talk about healthy lifestyle habits and foods to optimize digestion.

March 1, 2018
Is Inflammation to Blame for your Weight Gain, Achy Joints, and Chronic Fatigue?

Presentation at Holistic Health Associates Learning Center in Frederick, MD
This class will teach community members about the importance and the dangers of inflammation and will help them to understand that inflammation may be related to many of their personal health issues. This class will provide easy to use lifestyle and nutritional strategies for reducing inflammation and improving health. We'll sample delicious anti-inflammatory foods and practice techniques proven to cool inflammation.

January 25, 2018
Beating the Winter Blues

Presentation at the Holistic Health Associates Learning Center in Frederick, MD
Do you find yourself feeling the winter blahs? Do you feel less motivated, more irritable, less happy, and more fatigued? If so, you are not alone! These symptoms affect 10 to 20 percent of the U.S. population. Cold days with short amounts of daylight and less sunshine, coupled with less physical activity and a change in the types of foods consumed can all contribute to feeling down in the winter. The good news is that you can make changes to your mindset and make simple adjustments to your food and lifestyle habits to start feeling better. This class will teach you those techniques to feel better…before the summer sun arrives!