Rhode Island Hospital Young Adult Behavioral Health Program

Accepting new clients with a 4 - 6 week wait in Providence and East Greenwich practices (updated June 23, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

The Young Adult Behavioral Health Program (YABH) helps 18 to 26 year old college students (undergrad and graduate) living with psychiatric illness live more productive lives by providing affordable and comprehensive mental health treatment.

Our program seeks to improve accessibility to mental health services for young adults in Rhode Island with a special emphasis on partnering with university and college based counseling centers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


+ What services do you offer?

  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Psycho-pharmacologic treatment
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Patient access to a 24/7 on-call clinician
  • Consultation with parents and loved ones
  • Liaison with university faculty and staff
  • Interpersonal and supportive group therapy

+ What areas do you have expertise in?

Our staff has expertise in treating young adults in a variety of areas:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Adjustment to Chronic Medical Illness

+ How do you support young adults?

Our program provides psychopharmacologic consultation, long term psychiatric care, referral and partnership with interpersonal, supportive, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapists. We work with family members, colleges and universities to provide individually tailored treatment. Our clinicians coordinate with inpatient and partial hospital programs to provide each young adult with a continuum of care that is customized to their needs.


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

Medication management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions

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

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health


  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid (through Tufts)
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Therapist's note

While there may be a waitlist, we highly encourage you to reach out to see what is possible or what alternatives are available!

Please note the following:

  • If you have been seen by a provider at Young Adult Behavioral Health Program in the past, please call 401-793-8808 (extension 4) to schedule an appointment directly.
  • The Young Adult Behavioral Health Program only sees college students who are 18 - 26 years old and graduate students over this age range.
  • Cigna is only accepted if your plan offers out-of-network benefits; please call Cigna to confirm your benefits.
  • Medicaid typically does not cover out-of-state services other than emergency services. While Rhode Island Medicaid covers our services, for those with Medicaid from other states, please contact us so we can check your coverage.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

Coro East

167 Point Street

Suite 161

Providence, RI 02903


  • Mon 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Tue 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

East Greenwich practice

1407 South County Trail

East Greenwich, RI 02818


  • Mon 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Tue 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Thu 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:45am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed