Danielle Koby, Ph.D. is a Clinical Health Psychologist who enjoys partnering with adults to improve their health, happiness and quality of life. Dr. Koby specializes in working with individuals who face a combination of physical and emotional health challenges, often in the context of chronic illness or following a traumatic experience. She is an expert in recognizing and treating the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression such as sleep disruption, fatigue, low energy, changes in appetite and weight, headaches, stomach upset, muscle tension and pain. Dr. Koby has nearly a decade of experience helping individuals to reduce the emotional pain of depression and anxiety with a warm, empathic approach.
Dr. Koby practices from a supportive and cognitive-behavioral framework, helping patients to make connections between their current functioning and their past experiences. This often includes setting goals, identifying priorities and beginning to take small steps at a pace that is comfortable. She is passionate about supporting and empowering patients through education, problem solving, stress management and strengthening healthy relationships and habits. Dr. Koby is also experienced in relaxation training and mindfulness and often incorporates these practices into her therapeutic work.
Dr. Koby earned her doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut including an internship in Health Psychology at Rush University Medical Center. She then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology at Mayo Clinic. Early in her career Dr. Koby worked at the Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and was an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Before transitioning to private practice she worked at the Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital Neuroscience Center, and was an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She enjoys teaching, research and collaborating with other providers.