Dana Siperstein, Psychiatrist in Rhode Island — Zencare
Dana  Siperstein
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Dana Siperstein

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Adult Psychiatrist, MD
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington DC, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Maine, Virginia Accepting Online
Updated June 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • College mental health
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Welcome to Blossom Health! Dr. Dana Siperstein is the Founder of Blossom Health, a completely virtual practice designed specifically for young adults. As a Board Certified and Harvard Trained psychiatrist, Dr. Siperstein specializes in working with college and graduate students who are navigating life transitions. Her areas of expertise include treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, and navigating academic and social challenges that arise at school. Dr. Siperstein also enjoys working with young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum.

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Siperstein has extensive training in both medication management and psychotherapy. At your first appointment you will get to know one another, discuss what your concerns and goals are, and come up with a treatment plan together. Dr. Siperstein believes that treatment should always be as collaborative as possible. Blossom Health is an intentionally small boutique practice which allows for the attention and high level of service you and your treatment deserve. 

Dr. Siperstein is dedicated to helping students enter into adulthood with confidence. Having previously worked at Lifespan's Young Adult Behavioral Health Program and Harvard University Counseling Center, she is an expert at navigating college mental health. Dr. Siperstein completed her adult psychiatry residency at Harvard Longwood and received both her MD and BA from George Washington University.


Message to clients

Meeting with a new psychiatrist or therapist can feel like a daunting experience, especially when you aren't feeling quite like yourself. My goal in our first session is to really get to know you, what is important to you, and when you last felt like you. Only then can we work together to figure out a treatment plan that makes the most sense for you. My treatment approach is always collaborative, and you are always in the driver's seat when it comes to decision making regarding your care.


Specialties

College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Social Anxiety Disorder - Skill-building to increase interpersonal efficacy and decrease discomfort in social settings; boosting self-esteem

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Dana Siperstein 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: $325 (30min)
  • Initial session: $600 (90min)
  • Longer Ongoing Sessions: $425 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maine)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Tue 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Wed 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Thu 9:30AM-5:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Blossom Health (Private Practice), Founder & Psychiatrist, 2020 - Present
Lifespan Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, Psychiatrist, 2018 - 2020
Harvard University Counseling and Mental Health Services, Psychiatrist, 2017 - 2018

American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry, Board Certification in Adolescent & Young Adult Psychiatry, 2020
Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Completion of Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2018
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry, 2018
George Washington University School of Medicine, MD, Scholarly Concentration in Community Health, 2014
George Washington University, BA, Psychology with Minor in Judaic Studies, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 2009


Licensure

Rhode Island: MD16292

Connecticut: 66595

Washington DC: MD048777

Massachusetts: 285989

New York: 308427

Florida: TPME1433

Virginia: 0101274182


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Dr. Siperstein has been excellent to work with. She is always thorough, communicative, and engaged in working together. She provides excellent care throughout the treatment of our shared patients."

- Timothy Carlone, LMHC • April 2022

"Dr. Siperstein is an excellent, knowledgeable psychiatrist who strives to provide the best possible pharmacological and therapeutic care to her patients. As a psychologist who partners with her around patient care, I am so grateful to collaborate with a provider who is invested in the wellbeing of her patients and who holds such expertise in her craft. She is wonderful."

- Samantha Weltz, PhD • March 2022

"Dr. Siperstein is an outstanding psychiatrist. She is both a talented clinician and a skilled medication management provider. She is a pleasure to collaborate with, and is very responsive and open to discussing cases. Dr. Siperstein has a warm and easy manner and is extremely professional while being lovely and relatable. She is an expert at working with college students and graduate students. Dr. Siperstein is collegial, kind, intelligent with fantastic instincts. I refer to her as often as I can as I know the clients who see her are thrilled with her care. I cannot recommend her more highly!!"

- Terri Bacow, PhD • March 2022

"Dana Sipperstein is an incredibly smart, thorough and devoted psychiatrist. She goes out of her way to meet her patients needs and is always up to date on evidence based treatment. Dana is also one of the rare psychiatrists that concurrently engages in psychotherapy and medication management, valuing both equally."

- David Mysels, MD • March 2022

"Dr. Siperstein is incredibly thoughtful, intelligent, and ethical. She is also very caring with her patients."

- Leonardo Batista, MD • December 2021

"Dr. Siperstein is an excellent psychiatrist who cares deeply about her patients. She thinks carefully about each person's unique issues and needs, and she works collaboratively with her patients to find the best treatments for them. She makes patients feel attended to and understood. I would refer patients to Dr. Siperstein without hesitation."

- Alison Jost, LICSW • September 2021

Client testimonials

"Dr. Siperstein seems very kind, and she listened to what I was looking for."
- Zencare client • August 2021
"Everything went great; Dr. Siperstein took the time to chat with me and was very pleasant."
- Zencare client • July 2021
"Dr. Siperstein was effective communicator and made me feel like I was taking the right first step."
- Zencare client • July 2021
"She was very easy going and thorough."
- Zencare client • April 2021
"Dr. Siperstein seems like a pleasure to work with."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Dr. Siperstein was informative and encouraging."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"I highly recommend Dr. Siperstein! She fully listened to me and made me feel comfortable. My main issue is anxiety, so I appreciated her listening to what I am looking for and giving me general explanations on what treatment could look like."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"She's super sweet, attentive, sharp, and proactive."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"Dr. Siperstein was very thorough with explaining everything."
- Zencare client • November 2020