PVD Psychological Associates
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PVD Psychological Associates

Exceptional Therapy and Testing in PVD
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Rhode Island, Florida Accepting Online
In-Person Therapy (Thayer St office), In Person Therapy and Neuropsychological Testing (Wayland Square) Accepting In-person

New office now open in Wayland Square!

Updated November 15, 2023

PVD Psychological Associates (PVD Psych) is a private psychology practice located on the east side of Providence in College Hill and Wayland Square. We offer in person therapy, comprehensive neuropsychological testing, and achievement testing to individuals who visit our RI offices. We also offer online therapy to individuals located in RI, MA, NY, FL, and PSYPACT participating states. Therapists in our group specialize in student mental health, ADHD, eating disorders, trauma, anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, and LGBTQIA+ concerns.

We strive to help clients meet their goals for therapy, and help them live their lives in a way that's aligned with their core values.

Jolie  Weingeroff
Jolie Weingeroff

Psychologist, PhD

Sandy  Muraoka
Sandy Muraoka

Psychologist, PhD

Sarah  Johnson
Sarah Johnson

Psychologist, PhD

Nicole  Issa
Nicole Issa

Psychologist, PsyD

Mary Elizabeth  Ruggiero
Mary Elizabeth Ruggiero

Psychologist, PsyD

Christopher  Dewey
Christopher Dewey

Psychologist, PsyD

Julie   Herzlinger
Julie Herzlinger

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Elizabeth  Kirkpatrick
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Sandy  Muraoka
Sandy Muraoka

Psychologist, PhD

Alyssa  Freedman
Alyssa Freedman

Psychologist, PsyD

Jonathan  Dator
Jonathan Dator

Psychologist, PhD


About

What services does your practice offer?

Our mission is to provide the greater Rhode Island area with exceptional therapy and testing. We understand that every individual client, session, and situation is unique. We offer individual therapy and neuropsychological testing for adolescents, college students, and adults of all ages.

PVD Psych is a LGBTQIA Affirming practice. We strongly believe that everyone has the right to safe, respectful, and affirming, high quality care.

What are your practice's specialties?

Everyone on our team is trained in evidence based therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. Some of us have specialized training in other therapies such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), prolonged exposure (PE) and internal family systems therapy (IFS).

Why should I choose your practice?

Everything we do is designed to give you the best possible therapy and/or testing experience. Our team is comprised of highly trained, experienced therapists and select exceptional trainees. We understand the importance of matching therapeutic style to the particular needs of each client, and are able to do this as we intentionally have created a team of therapists with different specialties and approaches.

How does payment work at your practice?

Most of the therapists at PVD Psychological Associates are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield (commercial plans only; not community). We also accept United Healthcare Student Resources plans. Lastly, a couple of our providers are in network with Optum/United Healthcare.

If you do not have one of these insurances, we are happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork to seek reimbursement. 


Specialties

College and graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Relationship difficulties - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Neuropsychological testing - Evaluations of general brain functioning, as well as assessment for changes or impairments. Typically involves an interview, as well as series of tests.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in RI, MA, FL)
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in RI, MA, FL)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • Capital Blue Cross (in-network in RI, MA, FL)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in RI, MA, FL)
  • Florida Blue (in-network in RI, MA, FL)
  • Johnson & Wales University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Roger Williams University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in RI)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)

PVD Psychological Associates is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • UMR
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Initial session: $275 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

In-Person Therapy (Thayer St office) practice
382 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-7pm
  • Tue 8am-7pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri 8-5
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

In Person Therapy and Neuropsychological Testing (Wayland Square) practice
111 Wayland Avenue, Suite 1, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-6
  • Tue 8-6
  • Wed 8-6
  • Thu 8-6
  • Fri 8-5
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

Rhode Island: PS01616


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"They are working on helping me find the proper therapist for my son"
- Zencare client • March 2023
"So far they have been awsome. They have matched me with who they feel will be best fit with a schedule that works with mine who is available now. Can't wait to to get started."
- Zencare client • August 2022
"I found the booking process easy, and they successfully billed my insurance and just charged me my copay. They have a great reminder system for appointments and I like the therapist I was matched with."
- Zencare client • January 2022
"It was a helpful and low-pressure initial call."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"They were supportive, caring, and answered my specific questions in-depth."
- Zencare client • July 2020