+ What services does your practice offer?
PVD Psych is a private psychology practice on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island offering individual, couples, and family therapy across the lifespan.
Our mission is to provide the greater Rhode Island area with exceptional therapy, offering evidence-based treatment by a team of highly trained therapists. We also offer online therapy in RI, MA, and NY.
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.
+ 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).
+ 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 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.
+ How does payment work at your practice?
At PVD Psychological Associates, we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We also accept all United Healthcare Student Resource Plans, including the Brown, RISD, JWU, and URI Student Insurance Plans. Additionally, some of our providers are in network with 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.