Donna Wick, Ed.D

Clinical psychologist and founder, Mind to Mind Parent

Donna Wick, Ed.D, is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Mind to Mind Parent. She teaches parents how to practice reflective parenting, which allows them to focus on the thoughts and feelings that underlie their child’s behavior, rather than react to the behavior itself. She works extensively with adolescents and their parents, and as the Executive Director of Freedom Institute, a substance abuse treatment facility in New York City, designed a developmental social and emotional resilience curriculum for adolescents.

Her movie about three first-time mothers, Baby I'm Yours, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was shown on Oxygen. She has appeared on "Oprah," "The Today Show," in the New York Times and various national publications to discuss motherhood and parenting. She is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Parent-Infant Program at Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research and received advanced post-doctoral training in child and adolescent psychotherapy from the William Alanson White Institute. She is on the faculty of the Parent-Infant Program at Columbia University and a Consulting Psychologist to Freedom Institute.

She and her husband are the proud parents of three daughters, 24, 22 and 17. She also blogs for