Christa Dinolfo (SBU 2005) PsyD Clinical Psychology

I can truly say that if it weren’t for my Bonaventure experiences I would not have become the person and professional that I am today.  My college years were a time not only for my educational growth, but for enormous personal growth as well.  I learned about myself and began a life that I wanted to live.  I graduated from St. Bonaventure in 2005 with a B.S. in Psychology and continued on to earn my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH).   During my later years at Bonaventure, in between studying for GRE’s, working on independent research projects, teaching the Research Methods labs, and developing the heartfelt friendships that remain a close part of my life today, I began to explore graduate school options.  I was drawn to the Psychology Department at Xavier University, because of their Jesuit underpinnings and prestigious reputation.  Their mission, to educate and train competent psychologists on a path to serve the underserved individuals within our greater communities, fit exactly with what my Bonaventure background had instilled in me. I knew in my heart that it was my new home away from Bonas.  I graduated from Xavier University in 2010 with my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.  I had a wide breadth of amazing educational, clinical and research experiences within a generalist framework, although I chose to specialize in work with children and adolescents.  I went on to complete my APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry clinic (Syracuse).  While on my pre-doctoral internship, I had a wide variety of amazing experiences conducting psychotherapy and comprehensive psychological evaluations with children, families, and medical students.  I was a consultant to a local residential facility for adjudicated teens and a hospital-based medical clinic for children in the foster care system.  I also participated on a variety of multidisciplinary teams within the hospital’s ADHD, Anxiety, and DBT clinics.  I later went on to complete my post-doctoral training at the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.  I became a Licensed Psychologist in 2011 and continue to work for OPWDD, where I conduct evaluations and psychotherapy, provide behavioral consultation, and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities.  In addition to my work at OPWDD, I maintain a small private practice where I conduct comprehensive psychological evaluations and work with teenagers and families in psychotherapy.  I also occasionally teach adjunct courses within the psychology departments at St. John Fisher College and Monroe Community college.     

Christa Dinolfo, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1415 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
office: (585) 262-3320 x 207
fax: (585) 262-3325