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About Alexa Bonacquisti

Dr. Alexa Bonacquisti is a licensed psychologist with expertise in reproductive health psychology. Dr. Bonacquisti earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Drexel University, with a concentration in health psychology. She completed an APA-accredited clinical internship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, specializing in women’s mental health and behavioral medicine. Her postdoctoral fellowship focused on perinatal mental health in Drexel University’s Department of Psychology and Mother Baby Connections program.

Dr. Bonacquisti’s clinical and research interests focus on reproductive-related mood and anxiety disorders and mental health outcomes that occur in the context of reproductive functioning. Her work also addresses coping with stressful reproductive events, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, and infant admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In addition, she is interested in developing and evaluating innovative psychological treatments in these contexts, such as the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) during the perinatal period. Dr. Bonacquisti is dedicated to the provision of evidence-based interventions and empathic clinical care. Her clinical work focuses on treating women across the lifespan, with an emphasis on the psychological aspects of the reproductive journey.

Dr. Bonacquisti was trained as a scientist-practitioner with a cognitive-behavioral perspective, which she utilizes to inform her approach as a teacher, clinical supervisor and mentor. She fosters collaborative learning, promotes critical thinking and curiosity and emphasizes real world applications as essential components of education and training in clinical psychology.


Present Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Clinical Psychology


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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Psychological Association
Present Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Present Member, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Present Member, Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Present Member, Postpartum Support International
Present Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine
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PhD, Drexel University ‐ Clinical Psychology

Contact Information

P: 215-871-7155


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