Dana  Siperstein

Dana Siperstein

Psychiatrist, MD

Not accepting new clients in East Greenwich practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • College mental health
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Dana Siperstein is an Adult Psychiatrist in East Greenwich, Rhode Island who 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's primary treatment focus is providing medication management, though always incorporates therapeutic elements into all of her appointments.

Dr. Siperstein is flexible in her approach to create an individualized treatment plan. 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.

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.


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

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

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

Loss and grief - 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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


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


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid (through Tufts)
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Bryant University Student Health Insurance (First Health)
  • Rhode Island College RIC Student Health Insurance (PHCS or Multiplan)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Therapist's note

Please note the following:

  • 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

East Greenwich practice

Lifespan East Greenwich

1407 South County Trail

Suite 421

East Greenwich, RI 02818


  • Mon 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Lifespan Young Adult Behavioral Health Program 2018-2019

Harvard University Counseling Center, 2017 - 2018

Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 2014 - 2018

George Washington University School of Medicine, MD, 2014

George Washington University, BA, 2009