Dr. Connell was born in the mountains of Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in the metropolitan city of Houston, Texas. She went to the illustrious Pine Forge Academy and completed her undergraduate studies at Oakwood University where she graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She went on the pursue her doctorate at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio which provided a strong foundation for her current clinical practice and world view.
Currently, Dr. Connell serves overseas as a Clinical Psychologist for children and spouses of active duty service members while also providing crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and assisting parents in advocating for the educational needs of their children.
Dr. Connell has a passion for outreach and has created and organized programs to support the community to include topics of mental health, sexual assault, and stress. Most recently, Dr. Connell partnered with The American Red Cross and established a Girl’s Empowerment Group, a group in which she mentored young ladies in grades 5-8 that addressed topics to include self-esteem, academic success, and mental health.
Dr. Connell is a proud aunt; a daughter, sister, and friend to an amazing network of individuals. In her free time, she can be found enjoying quality time with her social support, working on plans for an idea, or traveling the world.