Elizabeth  Didie

Elizabeth Didie

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated April 11, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Athletes, medical students, and graduate students
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Academic issues

Professional statement

Dr. Elizabeth Didie is a psychologist in private practice in Providence, RI. Her College Hill office is centrally located to local universities, and she works with many members of the Brown and RISD communities.

Dr. Didie's practice focuses on evidence-based treatment for body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorders including bulimia and binge eating disorder, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. She also enjoys working with student athletes, and has a deep appreciation for the challenge of performing under intense mental and physical pressures. Dr. Didie's treatment orientation is rooted in skills-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in order to provide her clients longterm relief from preoccupying negative thoughts and behaviors in a short course of treatment.

Dr. Didie received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Drexel University and completed her internship and clinical fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and the recipient of numerous honors for her research, teaching, and clinical skill.

Message to clients

Taking the initial step to find the right fit for your therapy is brave and inspiring. My hope is that you find your therapy with me to be a collaborative and authentic experience in developing the skills and tools needed to live a values driven life. My sincere hope is that you leave treatment with not only a better understanding of yourself, but an appreciation for your own resiliency and confidence in your ability to navigate and pursue your chosen life's path.


Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'

Body dysmorphic disorder - Decreasing preoccupation with appearance by learning how to recognize irrational thoughts and replace with more positive frameworks

Athletes, medical students, and graduate students - Works with athletes, medical students, and graduate students

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

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

Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

325 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Academy of Eating Disorders, Body Image and Prevention Special Interest Group Co-Chair, 2017 - Present

Brown University, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human

Behavior, 2014 - Present

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, Board of Directors / Co-Chair of Research and Certification, 2014 - 2017

Rhode Island Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program Research Associate, 2012 - 2014

Butler Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image Program Staff Psychologist, 2009 - 2012

Butler Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image Program Research Psychologist, 2006 - 2009

Drexel University, PhD, 2003

American University, MA, 1998

Fordham University, BS in Psychology, 1995


  • English

Client testimonials

Brown University Student

I see Dr. Didie on a regular basis. She has helped me develop effective strategies and coping mechanisms to recover from my eating disorder and feel in control of my anxiety. I have worked with several therapists throughout my life, but Dr. Didie has been the most helpful and supportive. Dr. Didie is a great match for individuals experiencing disordered eating.

Young Professional

Dr. Didie was an amazing therapist. She helped me in more ways than I could have hoped. She offered a sense of wisdom that I really needed and helped me to rationalize my hard and scary thoughts. She made herself available to me no matter what time it was or day it was I could always turn to her and she would walk me through the tough times and she stayed with me. To this day she still checks in with me; she’s got a huge heart and she is passionate about helping patients to heal and flourish.

Johnson & Wales University Student

I saw Dr. Didie for help with my depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and general negative self-image. Dr. Didie was incredible at helping me get to the root of my problems and staying motivated to improve. Working with her changed my life in ways I could never have imagined - she made me feel totally accepted and worthy, and she guided me to a healthier place without judgment. Dr. Didie understood me and what I was going through, which made me feel completely comfortable talking with her and helped me understand where I stood, where I wanted to be, and what was in my way. I couldn’t be happier with my experience working with Dr. Didie; she really helped me learn how to grow from the bottom up and to accept myself in ways I thought were completely out of my reach.

Zencare client

She was very kind and willing to listen.

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