An educator, Rhode Island College and Providence College Graduate
Dr. Hartselle had a way of helping me see my strengths and my needs. She was great at encouraging me set mini-goals to address my needs in a way that allowed me to have success. Goal setting and strategies got me to a point where my anxious brain began to heal. Three years later...I am a wife, mother and educational professional that is finally living an anxious free life!
Male, business professional
Dr. Hartselle was great on so many levels. First, I had been treated for over 20 years for Generalized Anxiety without much success. Dr. Hartselle understood my entire set of behaviors and felt OCD was also a large component of my issues. She then used advanced methods to prescribe the correct medications (although medications were not the entire answer). More importantly, she worked closely with me to understand all of my symptoms and personal background and helped me find answers I thought were impossible. Dr. Hartselle is more knowledgeable and grounded in scientific based answers than anyone I have worked with. She also is a person I can trust entirely. In conclusion, she has given me back my life in an amazing way and I strongly recommend her to anyone.
Senior student at college
I was really depressed, struggling to get out of bed and felt totally out of control. I sought help from Dr. Harstelle for depression, anxiety, and a binge eating disorder. Dr. Harstelle is incredible. She is understanding, comforting, and patient. I felt immediately comfortable being totally honest and am so thankful to have found her.
Brown University professor
There are very few people in the medical profession, in my opinion, that have the intelligence to think deeply and creatively about solving a problem, who combine this with a knowledge of the cutting edge of technology and who in addition are able to interact with a patient brilliantly, cutting to the heart of things in a warm, comfortable and insightful way. To treat my depression, she first used a high tech genetic test to correctly reset my medications. Second, she identified an additional sleep disorder that I had been completely unaware of which had been a major contributor to my poor mental state. Finally, we now talk weekly, pulling the remaining threads of my life together. I recommend her enthusiastically and unreservedly.
I was having a hard time adjusting to a new city without many friends, and experiencing depression and anxiety. Dr. Hartselle is so knowledgeable about psychiatry and medication management. When I felt discouraged, she made me feel like there are always more options to try. She is also so easy to talk to and made therapy enjoyable for me.
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School alum
When I first met Dr. Hartselle, I was being worked up for a fatigue disorder, which I had originally attributed to poor sleep. I quickly found myself entirely comfortable in Dr. Hartselle’s presence. As a Brown University medical student, it can be difficult to take the leap into being a patient. I so appreciated her systematic approach to my problem. Through a series of sessions, I was enabled as a patient to step back and redirect my outlook on obstacles I was facing in my life (i.e. stress related to life as a medical student). I have and would recommend Dr. Hartselle to fellow classmates and/or medical students who are looking for a clinician who puts her patients at ease and is responsive to their needs as they evolve over the course of sessions.
Brown University student
Dr. Hartselle is exceptionally qualified in administering CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and uses medication conservatively when appropriate. She is engaging and honest and transformed my life.
Brown University student '17, Economics
I first saw Dr. Hartselle when I was going through a depressive episode. There was no specific cause (i.e. stress, breakup) to prompt the episode, but I found myself extremely unmotivated, antisocial, and generally at a lower level of happiness. I began seeing Dr. Hartselle on a weekly basis and am continuing to see her now. Dr. Hartselle is exceptionally easy to talk to - I found myself immediately comfortable enough to be able to confide in her. Since beginning with Dr. Hartselle, I find myself looking forward to our appointments. Sessions don’t feel like “therapy,” but instead talking to a close confidante. During sessions, Dr. Hartselle makes me feel extremely understood and safe. I would recommend her to anyone and am grateful that I found her!