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Laura Whiteley MD and AssociatesGroup practice

Group practice
Rhode Island
ADHD-Adolescent mental health- Anxiety -Child mental health-College & graduate student mental health- Depression-
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Practice Information


Laura Whiteley MD is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist located on the East Side of Providence. She specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, attentional issues, and college and work issues. Dr. Whiteley completed her adult psychiatry residency and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Brown University, and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) T32 research fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree from Temple University. In addition to her clinical practice, she is the Associate Director of the Brown General Psychiatry Residency and has been the recipient of teaching and mentorship awards by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown.


Virginia Curtis PMHNP-BC is an associate of Dr. Whiteley's and also sees children, adolescents and adults in Dr. Whiteley's practice. She is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner, with a Masters in Nursing (MSN) from Boston College and bachelor's in psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Virginia worked with Dr. Laura Whiteley as a Research Interventionist and Administrator in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and in the Young Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Program at Rhode Island Hospital. In this role, she was trained in delivering evidence based behavioral interventions through projects funded by the NIMH. Virginia is passionate about providing high-quality, well-rounded mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her specialties include treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety Disorders (including Panic Disorder and OCD), and Depression. In addition, Virginia has extensive ​​experience treating college and graduate students.



What services does your practice offer?

We can treat psychiatric conditions with therapy and medications. We utilize evidence-based behavioral interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). When using medications, our clinicians are thoughtful, conscientious and judicious.

Our office is conveniently located on the east side of Providence, on college hill, and within walking distance from Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Johnson and Wales University. In order for treatment to be both accessible and convenient, we offer telepsychiatry services in addition to in-person appointments.

What are your practice's specialties?

Anxiety disorders - Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic, and generalized anxiety disorder

Insomnia - Including general insomnia and other sleep issues

Mood disorders - Including bipolar disorder and depression

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Attentional Issues - Including ADD/ADHD

College and work issues - Taking time off, coping with illness, or dealing with medical leave in college or at work

Medication Management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions

Why should I choose your practice?

Patients, families and referring colleagues describe us as a very warm, connected, intelligent and conscientious clinicians. We work tirelessly to help our patients. Your care and your health is our priority.

How does payment work at your practice?

Our fees range from $150-$400 depending on the provider and service offered.

Head of Practice's Licensure

Rhode Island: MD13728




ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

College & 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.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


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

Locations & Hours


Laura Whiteley MD and Associates is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (30min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $300