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Samir Patel(He/Him/His)

Adult & Geriatric Psychiatrist, MD
Rhode Island
Mood disorders- Anxiety -Identity development-Geriatric Psychiatry-College & graduate student mental health- Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Dr. Samir Patel is a board-certified adult psychiatrist and fellowship trained geriatric psychiatrist in Providence, RI. As Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown's Medical School, he is a psychotherapy supervisor and teacher at its Psychiatry Residency Program.

Given his training and experiences as well as intellectual interests, he treats adults of all ages using an integrated approach, which means, he incorporates psychotherapy and/or medications as clinically needed. He collaborates with his patients to treat their psychiatric illness and address related stressors/problems, while helping them rediscover their strengths and build on them.

His overall treatment is grounded in attachment theory and client-centered or humanistic approach. That is, he tries to be as mindful of the needs of his patients and their experience of the treatment, the therapeutic relationship and the external influences. Often as this awareness develops, his patients feel a deeper and more solid sense of themselves, their problems, and their existing and evolving internal and relational resources.

He runs a private psychiatric practice, where he offers his clinical services. His practice is located on the East Side of Providence, RI, close to the Brown University campus and Wayland Square.

Message to clients

Sometimes it may take a while before someone reaches the decision to see a psychiatrist. I find that it is quite a vulnerable decision; and an important investment in one's self. Therefore, I work with my patients to create and maintain a strong working relationship, so that they can feel heard, respected and safe enough to share and make sense of their current and past problems, while also challenging themselves to address them using appropriate internal and external supports.

I treat mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and so on, anxiety disorders including somatic or physically-felt anxieties, PTSD, among other psychiatric illnesses. People facing life transitions, work or school related stressors, chronic or acute grief and loss, and adjustment to and acceptance of one's gender, sexual, racial, and/or cultural identities often seek out my help.

I like facilitating my patient's growth, and enjoy working with people who are looking to manage their illness(es) and lead a more motivated, meaningful and self-directed life, while recognizing and building on their natural capacities and interests. I enjoy integrating psycho-therapeutic, behavioral, and psycho-pharmacological approaches, when clinically appropriate and personally relevant to my patients' needs. My patients and I collaborate to work towards their ever-evolving goals.

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychiatrist
Brown University, Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Butler Hospital, Attending Psychiatrist
University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry
Duke University, Residency in Psychiatry

University of Michigan, MPH, 2007
BJ Medical College, India, MD, 2005


Rhode Island: MD14136 - Maryland: D0092090 - New York: 305848


English, Gujarati, Hindi


Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders

Anxiety - Coping with anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks and so on.

Identity development - Understanding and responding more authentically to one's experiences related to racial, cultural, sexual, gender, religious and/or national identities, while discovering and building on related internal strengths.

Geriatric Psychiatry - Coping with predictable and unpredictable changes that come with aging, including late-life depression and issues related to grief, loss, post-retirement growth and such changes.

College & graduate student mental health - Common issues affecting young adults, including responding to and managing school, career and relationship stressors while finding one's own sense of self-identity, goals, and internal motivations to reach those goals.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult life changes, such as divorce, immigration, child rearing, career changes, illness, and so on.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (60min)
  • Initial session:$450 (90min)

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
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Client testimonials

"Dr. Patel was wonderfully responsive and empathetic!"
- Zencare client June 2020