Alyssa  Norris

Alyssa Norris


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

Will have a few openings in late January! Walkable for Brown students. I keep a few spots open just for students as you come back for the next semester.

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated January 11, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Sports psychology

Professional statement

Dr. Norris is a licensed clinical psychologist in Rhode Island. She will have several slots opening in May for individual or couples therapy. Experiencing more social anxiety since COVID? Struggling to connect with your values or feeling a bit lost? Reach out to schedule an intake session.

Dr. Norris obtained her PhD from Washington State University and completed her residency and postdoctoral fellowship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she continues to have an appointment as clinical faculty. Though she has received strong training in various treatment modalities for a broad range of presenting concerns, she has received specialty training in mindfulness-based approaches as well as emotionally focused therapy (e.g., Certified Facilitator of Mindsciences' Mindfulness-based Anxiety program; Completed Externship Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy). These approaches are designed to help you understand relationship patterns and create meaningful, fulfilling relationships with people in your life.

Message to clients

Welcome! Though people see me for a broad range of concerns (e.g., anxiety, sport performance, insomnia, relationship concerns), I particularly enjoy working with people during times of transition and change. For example, the adjustment to college, transitioning into first jobs after school, trying to start a family or becoming a parent, as well as divorce/separation. I am particularly dedicated in my work to making space for LGBTQ+ persons during these periods of transition, such as commitment or marriage, or trying to start a family, which can include additional stressors and stigma.

In both individual and couples work, I work primarily in acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, and emotionally focused therapy.

What does that mean for you? Working with me involves paying attention to your experience in the here & now, learning to validate your emotional responses, and learning to solicit the responses you hope to receive from others. We will know that our time together is working when you feel more connected to what is important to you and more engaged in your life. Life throws so many challenges our way, and each of us is doing the best we can with the tools we have been given. Often, when people come to meet with me, it is because they are feeling stuck, whether in a particular way of feeling or in a cycle in their relationship(s). Together, we will work to learn new ways to relate to what shows up for us.


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

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

BCBS or self-pay accepted!


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Providence practice
205 Waterman, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Brown University, Fellowship , 2019
Washington State University, Clinical Psychology PhD, 2017
Brown University, Residency, 2017
University of Minnesota, Sport Psychology MA, 2011
Princeton University, Bachelors, 2007


Rhode Island: PS01772