Cerissa  Blaney

Cerissa Blaney

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island, Florida Not Accepting Online
Updated April 26, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss & management
  • Chronic illness
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Blaney works with a variety of adult clients to focus on improving health, quality of life, relationships and overall well being with the use of evidence based practices (such as CBT and ACT). she works with clients on skills to improve perspective, communication, clarify goals and work towards behavior change. She is a Clinical Psychologist with strong focus on motivation, health promotion, and health behavior change. She focuses on a collaborative approach to care designed to help clients be able to live the life they are seeking. She works to improve a focus on values to help guide clients goals. She focuses on empowerment and clients strengths to help build skills for shifting and adapting unhelpful/ineffective thinking and behavioral patterns.

Dr. Cerissa Blaney received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island with a focus in Health Psychology. She completed an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University with a focus in Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care. Currently she works part time at Brown Physicians Inc and holds a clinical faculty appointment at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Dr. Blaney works the rest of the time at her private practice which is conducted via Telehealth only (even when the pandemic is over).


Message to clients

Thank you for taking the opportunity to read my profile and what I may be able to offer to you or a loved one. I appreciate the opportunity to work alongside you and help to clarify any goals, changes or coping you may be seeking help with. Many times, people are not sure on what therapy may offer or how it might be able to help. This doubt often leads some to not seek care. I see it as part of my job to help with identifying where we can work to have the biggest impact and change for those areas you are seeking relief or improvement. I value the collaborative approach to treatment. It is my hope that those willing to seek help may soon realize the value that the therapeutic process can offer. Please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss with me my approach to care or to ask any questions that you may have about treatment. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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.

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

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
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Online Sessions (Florida)
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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Brown Physicians Inc - Brown Medicine Internal Medicine, Integrated Care Psychologist, 2020 - Present
Cerissa Blaney PhD LLC, Owner , 2020 - Present
University of Central Florida, Director Integrated Behavioral Health, 2015 - 2019

Brown University - Alpert Medical School- Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
Brown University - Alpert Medical School- Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Resident, 2013
University of Rhode Island, PhD Clinical Psychology, 2013


Languages

English