Danna Bodenheimer, Ph.D., LMSW is a professor, a consultant, and a clinician.

profileI divide my time between teaching, consulting, and private practice.

I have spent my career studying and teaching the links between trauma, poverty and politics. My consultancy and clinical work is based on my understanding of the reciprocal effects of trauma on individuals, organizations, and the systems they inhabit. I am also a frequent speaker on the subject of trauma and it’s impact on social service organizations.

I graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts, earned a Post-Baccalaureate degree in psychology from Columbia University, a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.

I began her private practice in 2008, and have been teaching since 2010. I am currently a professor at Bryn Mawr College, and have taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Smith College, and Temple and Rutgers Universities. I was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from Penn in 2011.