Holly  Tytell

Holly Tytell

Psychiatrist, MD

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

Specialties & Expertise

  • Graduate, medical school, and college mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Interpersonal issues
  • ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Trauma and family of origin issues
  • Psychopharmacology / medication management

Professional statement

Dr. Tytell is a Brown-educated psychiatrist in Providence, RI, with an expertise in graduate and college mental health. She is a faculty member of the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She has experience in both complex psychopharmacology as well as psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She specializes in working with students with a history of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD throughout their academic careers. It is important to her to gain a deep understanding of her patients in order to provide them with therapy and/or medication to allow them to be both successful as students and to navigate interpersonal relationships in a healthy way.

Dr. Tytell works to provide a safe and compassionate environment in order to allow patients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Often, patterns of thinking, relating, and behaving develop in childhood that make it difficult to manage relationships and be successful in school or in one’s career. The goal is to develop increasing flexibility and healthier ways of relating, which allow for deeper and more connected relationships and more fulfilling and productive lives. Dr. Tytell has experience in working with college, graduate, and medical students as they write their dissertations, work through difficult courses, and make decisions around their careers. She also sees many medical professionals as they progress throughout their training. As a former emergency physician, she has an understanding of the pressures associated with caregiving and vicarious trauma.

Dr. Tytell received her MD and completed her psychiatry residency at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She previously completed residencies in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Northwestern University, bringing in-depth expertise in both psychological and physical wellness to her private practice.

To make an appointment, please call Dr. Tytell at 401-437-8715.

Message to clients

Working together with someone experienced in complex psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to understand you and help you to overcome emotional and mental health issues that may be interfering with happiness and success in academic life and interpersonal relationships.


Graduate, medical school, and college mental health - Challenges facing graduate, medical, and college students including adjustment, academics, relationships, and stress

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Interpersonal issues - Addresses interpersonal challenges as a couple, parent, family member, or friend

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges

Trauma and family of origin issues - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Psychopharmacology / medication management - Prescribing and optimizing medication regimens

Treatment approaches


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


  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Therapist's note

Dr. Tytell can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

For those with RISD Student Insurance, Dr. Tytell can bill the insurance company herself on your behalf.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? No

Providence practice

154 Waterman Street

Suite 16

Providence, RI 02906


  • Mon Varies
  • Tue Varies
  • Wed Varies
  • Thu Varies
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2006 - Present
Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis, 2014 - Present
Brown University, Psychiatry Residency, 2004
Emergency Medicine Physician, 1982 - 2001

Northwestern University, Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine Residency, 1982
Brown University, SCB in Biomedical Sciences & MD,  1978