Chantelle  Pseekos

Chantelle Pseekos

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Warwick Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment & Relational Concerns
  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Coping Support for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, & Recent Graduates
  • Relationships
  • Diversity, Multicultural, LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Long-Term Counseling
  • Work/Life Balance Support

Professional statement

Dr. Chantelle Pseekos is a currently Licensed Psychologist in Rhode Island (RI) and Ohio. Dr. Chantelle has a Secure Video Counseling practice in RI and is the Founder of Counseling in Seagulls' Cove, LLC, including PAVICTS: Telehealth Services for Individuals, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Higher Education Faculty & Staff, Young Professionals, Students, & Recent College Graduates. As an openly Non-binary person/LGBTQ+ community member and Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Chantelle passionately supports social justice concerns toward cultivating a safe, compassionate and affirming counseling experience for clients from a variety of racial, ethnic, sexual/gender identity-related, religious/spiritual, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dr. Chantelle Pseekos has served in six university/college counseling centers in the Northeast, Deep South, Southwest, and Mid-West, and has provided direct individual, couples, and group counseling services throughout these experiences for college students across the country. Dr. Chantelle has written/published several books and articles focused on consciousness-raising related to harmful stereotypes, promoting understanding of the importance of person-environment fit on workplace satisfaction/fulfillment, working with clients' metaphors, and enhancing our understanding of anger in impacting overall life and wellness outcomes. Remaining a long-term member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Divisions 17 & 44 of the APA reflects Dr. Chantelle's life-long commitment to social justice service in Counseling Psychology and service that includes support for clients who express gender and/or sexual diversity, as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The current office location for Counseling in Seagulls' Cove, LLC is 112 Capron Farm Drive, Warwick, RI 02886. Dr. Chantelle can be reached via phone consultation or contact form. Client appointments are scheduled flexibly Monday-Sunday, typically in the afternoon or evening. Frequency of sessions can range from twice weekly to several times a year. Most frequently clients begin with weekly or bi-weekly sessions.

In-network insurance companies for this Secure Video Telehealth practice are: Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island, Tufts, ComPsych Employee Assistance, Medicare, and Multiplan. There is a $60 discount for all referred clients, who have an out-of-network insurance plan. These clients can be provided with an invoice via a secure email from Dr. Chantelle Pseekos that they can send directly to their insurance provider upon request. The standard rate for private pay clients for Secure Video Counseling is $160, while all referred clients with out-of-network insurance plans receive the discounted rate of $100 per session. There is no fee for cancellations/missed appointments. Payments/co-payments, when not covered or waived by insurance companies, are collected via Square Reader at the close of each secure virtual counseling session.

Concerning the treatment approach taken when working with clients, Dr. Chantelle Pseekos applies an integrative approach. Long-term counseling is available, as well as short-term and employee assistance support. In developing a personalized treatment plan in collaboration with each client, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Mindfulness-Based, Attachment/Relational, Interpersonal Processing, Multicultural/LGBTQ+ Affirming, Emotion Focused, Cognitive, Behavioral, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, and other helpful counseling strategies/approaches may be incorporated into the treatment plan that consists of Secure Video Counseling Telehealth sessions. Referrals for new clients to the practice, who are interested in receiving individual or couples counseling support through Video Telepsychology are welcomed!


Message to clients

Thanks so much for exploring my Zencare profile to see if I may be the right fit to support you on your journey toward improving your relationships, expanding your toolbox of healthy coping skills, making meaning of these challenging times in our world (e.g., the COVID crisis, racism, social injustice), and feeling better in your daily life. I find that clients often reach out to me when they have tried therapy before, yet found the match with the provider was not the right fit (e.g., feeling rushed, finding the provider to be unreliable, being charged when you needed to cancel last minute for something important in your life, hearing "uh-huh" without really gaining insight or coping skills from a provider). I believe flexibility, cultural awareness/competency, and connection is key when you are finding the right provider match for you. For some clients, we meet twice a week, for others weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or even a few times each year. Both short-term and long-term therapy options are discussed to discover what will be the best fit for you.

Using Secure Video Counseling sessions, I work together with each client to develop a personalized counseling plan to meet your needs. I apply an integrative approach in collaboration with clients (e.g., mindfulness skills to help you to navigate through tough feelings and support you with clarifying what you value, attachment work to enhance relationships, interpersonal support to understand yourself better, and beyond). I am in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island, Tufts, Neighborhood Plan of Rhode Island, ComPsych Employee Assistance Services, Medicare, and Multiplan. I offer a $60 off discount for those clients who have other insurance providers, where I am not in-network (i.e., typically sessions are $160, for out-of-network clients the session fee is reduced to $100 per session). Please feel free to reach out at any time for Secure Video Telehealth individual or couples counseling support, from the comfort of your favorite room (or private yard spot) in your home :) Afternoon, evening, and weekend session times are available.

Be well, and I would be happy to hear from you! Best Wishes, Dr. Chantelle


Specialties

Attachment & Relational Concerns - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns; fostering healthy family relationships

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

Coping Support for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, & Recent Graduates - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, identity development, self-esteem enhancement, and anxiety and/or depression

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Diversity, Multicultural, LGBTQ+ Concerns - Working with clients from various walks of life and diverse backgrounds

Long-Term Counseling - Working with clients in a long-term capacity

Work/Life Balance Support - Helping clients manage external stressors and pressures in order to achieve a suitable work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45-60min)
  • Initial session: $100 (45-60min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Chantelle also accepts ComPsych EAP as a form of insurance/payment for sessions.

Dr. Chantelle can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Warwick practice
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 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fri 8:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 4:00pm-9:00pm

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 2:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fri 8:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 4:00pm-9:00pm

Work and Education

Telepsychology, 2020 - Present
Part-time private practice, 2014


Languages

English