Michelle  Rickerby

Michelle Rickerby

Psychiatrist, MD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated June 27, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Family therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Eating disorders
  • Integrated care
  • Chronic illness
  • Somatoform illness

Professional statement

Dr. Michelle Rickerby is a board-certified Child and Adult Psychiatrist in Providence, RI. She provides both psychotherapy and medication management to children and adults with a broad range of illnesses. Among her areas of specialized expertise are: the psychological challenges of chronic medical illness and complex pain, eating disorders, and somatoform illnesses. In addition, she has a great deal of experience with anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, and a broad range of relationship challenges. Dr. Rickerby has years of experience helping patients manage complex combinations of medical and psychiatric challenges.

Dr. Rickerby is an expert in family therapy including couples’ therapy. She provides combined treatment (psychotherapy in combination with medication management) and is also comfortable coordinating with other providers across modalities of care. She is committed to supporting her patients throughout their recovery by creating an individualized treatment plan that works for them.

Having previously worked at all levels of care (outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient) in hospital-based programs, Dr. Rickerby is comfortable with supporting you and your family through highly challenging times. She completed her general psychiatry residency at George Washington University Hospital and her child psychiatry fellowship at Brown University. She received her MD the University of Connecticut. Her office is conveniently located near Brown University.

Message to clients

I provide family- based integrated care focused on empowering patients to manage psychological challenges as well as psychiatric and medical illness by treating them as individuals as well as in the context of important relationships in their lives using a range of psychotherapy modalities and medication management.


Family therapy - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Integrated care - Utilizing a combination of medication and talk therapy to help improve symptoms

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Somatoform illness - Coping with unexplained physical symptoms (conversion disorder, somatic symptom disorder)

General expertise


Michelle Rickerby is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $450 (60min)
  • Initial session: $450 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

285 Governor Street

Suite 100

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Hasbro Children's Hospital, 1998 - 2018

Bradley Hospital, 1998 - 2000

Brown Child Psychiatry, Residency, 1996 - 1998

George Washington University Hospital, General Psychiatry Residency, 1993 - 1996

University of CT School of Medicine, MD, 1993

University of Notre Dame, BA, 1989


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Michelle reached out quickly to schedule our 10 minute intro call. She was receptive and helpful. We scheduled an initial intake meeting, which was very productive and specific to our child’s needs.

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