PVD Psychological Associates
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PVD Psychological Associates

Exceptional Therapy in PVD
Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Florida Not Accepting Online
College Hill Not Accepting In-person

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Updated September 24, 2021

PVD Psychological Associates (PVD Psych) is a private psychology practice located in College Hill, right on Thayer Street. We offer online therapy to individuals located in RI, MA, NY, and FL. Therapists in our group specialize in women's issues, eating disorders, college students' mental health, work concerns, trauma, 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.

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About

What services does your practice offer?

PVD Psych is a private psychology practice in College Hill, on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island offering individual, couples, and family therapy to individuals across the lifespan.

Our mission is to provide the greater Rhode Island area with exceptional therapy.

PVD Psych is a LGBTQIA Affirming practice and is BCBSRI LGBTQ Safe Zone Certified. 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, mindfulness strategies, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

What are your practice's specialties?

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).

We are also able to offer specialized treatment for OCD (ERP), couples therapy, and LGBTQIA affirming therapy at a reduced fee with our doctoral-level trainees.

Why should I choose your practice?

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 as we intentionally have created 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.

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 and Aetna Student Resources Plans. These University insurance plans include the Brown, RISD, JWU, URI, Boston University, Columbia, Cornell, and many other student insurance plans. Lastly, some 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. 

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. We are able to offer specialized treatment for OCD (ERP), couples therapy, and LGBTQIA affirming therapy at a reduced fee with our doctoral-level trainees.


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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $65 - $225
  • Initial session: $275 (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
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
Therapist's note


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not 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 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Not 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

College Hill practice
382 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"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