Lorrie  MacDonald

Lorrie MacDonald

Certified Nurse Practitioner, CNP

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Lorrie MacDonald is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Providence, RI specializing in mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, trauma, anxiety, and ADHD. She sees children, teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults. She has over twenty-five years of experience in nursing, and draws upon this experience to inform her client-centered approach to medication management and therapy.

In addition to providing medication management when necessary, Lorrie helps clients make lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, and build practical skills, such as healthy coping strategies, self-advocacy, and resiliency. She enjoys working with students, and goes the extra mile to help clients master new academic and social settings.

Lorrie believes in the importance of working collaboratively with other care providers, including primary care physicians and talk therapists to provide highly coordinated, individualized care. She offers extended hours on Monday and Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday appointments to make her care accessible to as many people as possible. She also offers video appointments to clients located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Message to clients

Life is full of challenges that oftentimes are difficult to handle. I work with my patients to find realistic solutions through medication, talk therapy, building resiliency while utilizing the skills that you possess. As a Nurse Practitioner, I believe healing is through a partnership and I will help to find medications and resources to educate and support you while facing challenges such as your mood, anxiety, or focusing. Through my work as a college professor, I understand challenges that the students face and am equipped to help you develop skills necessary to be successful in both your life and academic path.


Specialties

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

Bipolar disorder - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes

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

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

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (30min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Providence practice

New View Health and Wellness, LLC

208 Governor Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Harrington Hospital Outpatient Mental Health, 2016 - Present

MCPHS University, Assistant Professor, 2011 - Present

King Faisal University, Assistant Professor Mentor, 2014 - 2016

Nursing (including emergency, administration, medical, surgical, and transplant), 1991 - 2017

Regis College, Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2016

St. Anselm College, Certificate in Nursing Leadership, 2014

University of Phoenix, MSN, 2011

New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, 1991

New Hampshire College, BS in Counseling, 1989


Languages

  • English