Holly  Tytell

Holly Tytell

Psychiatrist, MD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Not Accepting Online

Accepting patients for psychotherapy and medications if indicated.

This psychiatrist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island and Massachusetts psychiatrists on Zencare.

Updated January 4, 2024

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 psychotherapy and psychoanalysis . She specializes in working with students with a history of trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders 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. She completed psychoanalytic training at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis in Boston.

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 regimenns


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


  • Aetna (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in RI, MA)

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
  • Check
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

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


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Varies
  • Tue Varies
  • Wed Varies
  • Thu Varies
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon varies
  • Tue varies
  • Wed varies
  • Thu varies
  • Fri none
  • Sat none
  • Sun none

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 46 years

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

Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalyst, 2021
Brown University, Psychiatry Residency, 2004
Northwestern University, Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine Residency, 1982
Brown University, SCB in Biomedical Sciences & MD, 1978


Rhode Island: MD 11222

Massachusetts: 267282

California: G 171178

North Carolina: 2020-02727