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.
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
Beverly Serabian is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist
Salve Regina University, Holistic Counseling Program, Assistant Professor
Eleanor Slater Hospital, Clinical Psychologist
Mindfulness-Based Therapies Salon, Convener
RIC Social Work Continuing Education Program, Presenter for Mindfulness-Based Therapies Applications in Anxiety, Depression
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
"My husband and I were having some difficulties getting past some arguments. We were stuck and needed some tools to help us strengthen our relationship in times of stress. Dr. Serabian is outstanding. She brings warmth, kindness and also extensive psychological knowledge to each session. She made us feel incredibly comfortable and over time, has not only changed our marriage but the way we approach our own lives and stress. The transformation has been unbelievable. I cannot provide a higher recommendation for couples and individuals than Dr. Serabian."- Brown University Professor • January 2016