Jay  Soucy
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Jay Soucy

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Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Waitlist In-person

Specialty in student mental health. Now accepting the Brown University student health insurance. Additional specialty in couples, where I integrate psychological assessment with psychotherapy.

Updated December 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Creative blocks & writer's block
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Dr. Jay Soucy is a clinical psychologist in Providence, RI who helps students, artists, athletes, academics, and other high-level performers.

He specializes in healing trauma, anxiety, creative and performance blocks, existential and relationship issues, and the impacts of social forces on mental health. He tends to fit well with patients who are curious, creative, funny, introspective, and ready for change. He also believes that psychotherapy need not be a rarefied, exclusively serious space. Lightness, fun, and a genuine connection are just as important as the more vulnerable work we do.

Dr. Jay's clinical lens is grounded in behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies including Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, contemporary psychoanalytic approaches, and decolonization, feminist, Marxist, and queer theories. He values understanding and healing the impact of the past, using those insights and increased health to make active changes in the present, and working together to build a different future.

Dr. Jay has been Part-Time Faculty at Boston College and President of the Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. He also created canine-assisted psychotherapy programs at a VA Medical Center and Tufts University. His teaching and academic writing have centered on what acting and improvisational technique have to offer psychotherapeutic technique, the relationship between psychoanalysis and social justice, and doctoring in psychotherapy for clinicians in training.


Message to clients

More About My Practice

I work with adults across the lifespan, and I also have a special connection with undergraduate and graduate students. It is such a wonderful time to do therapeutic work–it gives people a foundation on which to build the rest of their adult lives.

I also enjoy working with couples, where I do a deep assessment of each individual's history, psychological makeup, and values, and then work together to honor those values, promote change, and build your strength as a team.

I also have limited availability in my practice for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for individuals in couples.

More About Me

In addition to my work as a psychologist, I have written, directed, and acted in films, released music as a singer/songwriter, and performed sketch, improv, and musical comedy in Los Angeles and New York City.

I love my job. Helping others gives me purpose and meaning, and I am in awe of the amazing people I've had the privilege to see grow and change in my practice over the years.


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.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Tufts University Student Health Insurance (in-network in RI, MA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Initial session: $350 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Initial couples session: $500 (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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

The copay for Brown students is currently $30. The copay for Tufts students is currently $10.


Location(s)

Providence practice
269 South Main Street, Suite A, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 5pm
  • Tue 9am to 5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am to 5pm
  • Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 5pm
  • Tue 9am to 5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am to 5pm
  • Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education


Wright Institude, Psy.D., 2015
Columbia University, B.A., 1999


Licensure

Rhode Island: PS02173

Massachusetts: PSY10462


Languages

English