Beverly  Serabian

Beverly Serabian

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Spirituality/spiritual crisis
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship challenges
  • Women's issues
  • LGBQ and sexuality issues
  • Life transitions
  • Existential challenges/crises
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Serabian has been in the field of psychology for 30+ years. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and her BA from Boston University.

Dr. Serabian has extensive training and experience in mind-body medicine and the observation of the self as a whole person in context including sleep habits, exercise and diet, drug use, family of origin roots, and cultural constraints and supports. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, women’s Issues, developmental crisis, marital and couples therapy, gay and lesbian Issues, spiritual crisis, and group therapy.

Dr. Serabian's approach to therapy is influenced by Buddhist philosophy, and she views each client session as a one-point meditation. She uses mindfulness and relaxation techniques in addition to Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Family of Origin, and Feminist therapy approaches to assist clients in carefully dissolving and dismantling whatever is maintaining the pain and inhibiting growth.


Message to clients

We're all blessed to be born into this life, and we have this one precious opportunity to develop ourselves. We all deserve to be loved and the place where love starts is self-love. The first and most important love is the love for yourself. We all deserve to feel safe and satisfied, and experience joy in our lives. When people come into therapy, they come in with pain, so the work is to move people from pain to peace, and the joy begins to emerge simply by removing that pain and finding peace. Some people are satisfied with finding peace, and that's wonderful; others may want more, and we can together work from that peaceful place to cultivate and realize their full potential. It's a wonderfully creative endeavor, and a beautiful way to live life.


Specialties

Spirituality/spiritual crisis - Utilizing spirituality as a tool in healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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

Relationship challenges - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues

Women's issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; forgiving oneself, letting go of shame of not having spoken up; making time for yourself and healing your energy

LGBQ and sexuality issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Existential challenges/crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other


General expertise


Insurance

Beverly Serabian 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: $150
  • Initial session: $150

Therapist's note

Dr. Serabian can provide you with a billing statement for your insurance company.


Location(s)

Providence practice

267 Gano Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist

Salve Regina University, Holistic Counseling Program, Assistant Professor

Eleanor Slater Hospital, Clinical Psychologist

Mindfulness-Based Therapies Salon, A monthly exploration of mindfulness practice and application for clinicians, Convener

RIC Social Work Continuing Education Program, Presenter for Mindfulness-Based Therapies Applications in Anxiety, Depression, and Stress

Rhode Island Department of Health, Appointed Board of Examiners in Psychology

Rhode Island Psychological Association, Past Treasurer, Past President

California School of Professional Psychology, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1981

Loyola College, Advanced 30-Hour Graduate Study Certificate, Counseling Psychology/Educational Management, 1978

Boston College, MEd Counseling and Guidance, 1971

Boston University, Psychology, BA, 1969


Languages

  • English