Gabriella  Rothman

Gabriella Rothman

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated November 15, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • College, graduate, medical student challenges
  • Medical resident challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weight management
  • Assertiveness
  • Life transitions and challenges
  • Relationship challenges
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Rothman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University and completed her predoctoral and postdoctoral training in Behavioral Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has clinical expertise in weight management, stress management, and the treatment of anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders. She also specializes in supporting medical students and graduate students through academic pressure.

Dr. Rothman runs group therapy sessions such as a weight loss program that has helped participants achieve long-term success, and a book group series in which group members discuss a new well-received psychology book to integrate the book’s lessons, deepen their understanding, and meet self-growth goals.


Message to clients

For those who are coming to therapy for the first time, have had a great experience with another therapist and can't imagine starting over, or have had an unsatisfying experience before: coming here is the bravest thing you can do, and I commend you for that. It's hard to start with a new person in any kind of relationship, but it's the first and probably the best step you can take for self care. It will help you through college, graduate school, and life to understand and be mindful of what your needs are and to take care of yourself. It's a risk to be vulnerable with a person you don't know, but it's one that everyone could benefit from, and one that I hope will pay off.


Specialties

College, graduate, medical student challenges - 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 resident challenges - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias

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

Weight management - "Freshman 15", emotional eating

Assertiveness - Issues in asserting ones needs, conflict avoidance

Life transitions and challenges - Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, parenthood, marriage, graduation, job or career transition

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

Interpersonal issues - Relationship differences, breakups, friendships, dating

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Providence practice

Providence Psychology

245 Waterman Street

Suite 202

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
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Work and Education

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Post-doctoral training

Rutgers University, PhD in Clinical Psychology

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Pre-doctoral training

Carleton University, B.A.


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Brown University alum

Reaching out to Gaby was the best thing I have done for myself in a long time. She gave me what past experiences in therapy had not - concrete, manageable ways to make actual change. She made me feel seen and helped me to build a plan for myself, to establish a routine in order to lift myself out of the place I had fallen into. She is warm, kind, and has been such an impactful ally in my journey with mental health. I am better for having met her, and I will take these lessons with me in each new iteration of myself.

Brown University student

Gaby really just got me and understood what I was talking about. I could tell she genuinely cared and at our last session today she gave me a hug and told me to stay in touch after graduation. I honestly looked forward to therapy every week because of her.

Brown University alum

I had a serious mental breakdown when a number of tragic incidents happened in both work and relationships, and Gaby was a lifesaver. She did a great job of letting me talk during the first session, deal with the frustration and confusion, and gave me many tips for identifying the main causes. She had a useful process that allowed me to self-diagnose: figuring out where I feel most sources of pain and sorting a list of values into magnitudes of importance. She took very good notes and helped me realize which factors were really hurting me. When I graduated and left campus, we continued via phone on a weekly basis until I had really transitioned from college to real life. Gaby has a good pulse on college students; I highly recommend her.


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