Dr. Jennifer Aspel is a clinical psychologist in Providence, Rhode Island specializing in eating disorders, college mental health, and anxiety disorders. Approximately half of Dr. Aspel's clients see her for the treatment of eating disorders, which include anorexia (restrictive eating), bulimia (purging or vomiting food), binge eating, obsessions with calories, and other eating related concerns. She also works with clients who have adjustment issues related to life transitions or traumatic life events.
Dr. Aspel also specializes in college mental health based on her many years working on college campuses. She has a deep understanding of the unique circumstances that college students are in and helps them utilize whatever tools would be most useful for them, including on-campus resources, mood monitoring apps, and journaling. Her office is on College Hill within walking distance from Brown University, RISD, and Johnson & Wales University.
Dr Aspel views health and illness from a biopsychosocial model which considers all aspects of a clients life. She pulls from her training in Psychodynamic Therapy to help clients gain insight into the root of their challenges, while integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapies for clients to build concrete skills to address immediate distresses.