PVD Psychological Associates (PVD Psych) offers therapy to individuals and families. They specialize in women's issues, eating disorders, college students' mental health, work concerns, relationships, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. The providers at PVD Psych use evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based approaches.
PVD Psych strives to help clients meet their goals for therapy, and help them live their lives in a way that's aligned with their core values.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
PVD Psych is a private psychology practice on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island offering individual, couples, and family therapy across the lifespan ages 10 and up.
Our mission is to provide the greater Rhode Island area with exceptional therapy, offering evidence-based treatment by a team of highly trained therapists.
PVD Psych is a LGBTQIA Affirming practice, and is one of few Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island LGBTQ Safe Zone certified providers. We strongly believe that everyone has the right to safe, respectful and affirming, high quality care.
We understand that every individual client, session, and situation is unique. Our therapists utilize evidence-based therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness strategies, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
We offer individual DBT and individual DBT skills training. We plan to offer DBT Skills Training Groups in the near future!
We also offer neuropsychological testing, psychological testing, and private school entrance testing for individuals across the lifespan with a guaranteed quick turnaround and delivery of feedback in an accessible and clinically meaningful manner.
Our therapists collaborate with neuropsychologists on staff to hone treatment plans and base clinical interventions on what the data suggests is most important.
All of our therapists treat all diagnoses, each with specialized training in areas such as LGBTQIA concerns, eating disorders, college mental health, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, life transitions, and relationship difficulties.
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), and internal family systems therapy (IFS).
Everything we do is designed to give you the best possible therapy experience. Our team is comprised of highly trained, experienced therapists. We understand the importance of matching therapeutic style to the particular needs of each client, and are able to do this by intentionally creating a team of therapists with different specialties and approaches.
We will work with you to understand why you are seeking therapy and collaboratively construct a treatment plan.
At PVD Psychological Associates, we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield (commercial plans only; not community).
We also accept all United Healthcare Student Resource Plans as well as Aetna Student Resource Plans. These University insurance plans include the Brown, RISD, JWU, URI, Boston University, Columbia, Cornell, and many other student insurance plans.
Additionally, some of our providers are in network with United Healthcare (commercial plans only; not community). If you do not have one of these insurances, we are happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork to seek reimbursement.
We also understand that some individuals prefer to avoid dealing with insurance altogether for privacy reasons, and so are able to work on establishing a sliding scale fee as we do not want cost to be a barrier to treatment.
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
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) - A skill-based treatment that values both self-acceptance and change. Validating the client’s experiences while teaching mindfulness, relationship, communication skills, and techniques to manage overwhelming emotions
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse Anxiety
Relationship difficulties - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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:
Please note that PVD Psych only accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare commercial plans (community plans are not accepted at this time).
Sliding scale: A limited number of lower fee sessions are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.