Laura  Whiteley

Laura Whiteley

Adult, Adolescent, Child Psychiatrist, MD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated March 26, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Attentional Issues
  • College and work issues
  • Psychopharmacologic Management

Professional statement

Dr. Laura Whiteley is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist and faculty member at Brown University's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She teaches psychiatry residents and trainees as the Associate Director of the General Psychiatry Training Program at Brown. She is also an National Institute of Health funded researcher.

Dr. Whiteley specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, attentional issues, and college and work issues. She has particular expertise in adolescent and young adult mood disorders.

Dr. Whiteley completed her adult psychiatry residency at Butler Hospital and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) T32 research fellowship at Bradley Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree from Temple University. She has been the recipient of teaching and mentorship awards by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.

Message to clients

I am a psychiatrist with fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry and extensive experience treating college and graduate students. As a psychiatrist, I can provide both therapy and medications to streamline and synchronize your care. If preferred, I can also work with your therapist or treatment team to provide medication management.
My office is conveniently located on the east side of Providence within walking distance from Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Johnson and Wales University. In order for treatment to be both accessible and convenient, I offer telepsychiatry services in addition to in-person appointments.


Anxiety disorders - Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic, and generalized anxiety disorder

Insomnia - Including general insomnia and other sleep issues

Mood disorders - Including bipolar disorder and depression

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Attentional Issues - Including ADD/ADHD

College and work issues - Taking time off, coping with illness, or dealing with medical leave in college or at work

Psychopharmacologic Management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions

General expertise


Laura Whiteley is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

Therapist's note

Please ask Dr. Whitely for her fees by sending a message or scheduling a free initial call.

Dr. Whiteley can provide paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice
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Work and Education

Brown General Psychiatry Residency Program, Associate Residency Director

Young Adult Behavioral Health Program at Rhode Island Hospital, Director and Founder

Rhode Island Hospital, College Mental Health Program, Director and Founder

Rhode Island Hospital, T32 NIMH Research Fellowship

Bradley Hospital, Brown University Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Butler Hospital, Brown University General Psychiatry Residency

Temple University School of Medicine, MD

University of Pennsylvania, BA


  • English