Stephanie  Hartselle

Stephanie Hartselle

Psychiatrist, MD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Sleep disorders
  • Chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses
  • Psychopharmacological management
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Professional statement

Dr. Stephanie Hartselle is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and the CEO of Hartselle & Associates. She received her MD from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and completed her adult psychiatry training at New York University/ Bellevue Hospitals and her child psychiatry fellowship at Brown University where she served as chief resident. Previously, she directed the emergency psychiatry program at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Dr. Hartselle has particularly deep expertise in sleep-related issues, including the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, and management of complex, chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses. She also has expertise in anxiety, OCD, panic, mood disorders, depression, ADHD, and psychopharmacological management.

Dr. Hartselle sees clients of all ages, especially college age students and professionals such as doctors, lawyers, and medical students.


Message to clients

It's so helpful to find someone who you can just be yourself for an hour a week, talk about all the things that are important to you, and not have to wear a brave face or feel judged. It can be hard to reach out for the first time, but I encourage you to just call. This is a place where we work together on making you feel like you can achieve the happiness that you really deserve."

To college students: "It can be incredibly stressful to move from high school to college – especially if you were a superstar in high school. Many people feel the need to be perfect, make the right decisions, and I work with you to feel comfortable with yourself, enjoy your academics and social life, and know that whatever happens, you're going to be a success in your own way." 

To medical students: Having trained as a medical doctor, I know that medical school can be extremely stressful; and that there's a huge pressure to know all the small details. The reality is you're going to get this information over and over again; but it's very difficult to manage expectations and pressure. I work with you to make this training an enjoyable process, rather than a horrific stress in your life.


Specialties

Sleep disorders - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses - Management of complex, chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses

Psychopharmacological management - Optimizing medication use to treat psychiatric conditions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mood disorders - Including the psychopharmacological management of depression, bipolar disorder, and dysthymia

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


General expertise


Insurance

Stephanie Hartselle 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: $1000 (50min)
  • Initial session: $2000 (120min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $1000 (50min)
  • Medication management and supportive therapy: $500 (30min)

Location(s)

Providence practice

10 Elmgrove Avenue

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
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Work and Education

Hasbro Children's Hospital, Director of Emergency Psychiatry Program
Brown University, Fellowship, Child Psychiatry (Chief Resident)
New York University / Bellevue Hospital, Training, Adult Psychiatry







Northwestern University, MD, Psychiatry
Linfield College, BA, Philosophy





Languages

  • English


Client testimonials

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.

Recent graduate

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!


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