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Jennifer Aspel

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island
Eating disorders-College mental health-Anxiety-Depression-Life transitions-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' –Laozi
I understand how challenging it can be to start the process of psychotherapy; especially finding the right therapist. But when you do find a therapist who is the right fit for you, the healing relationship that is formed and the collaboration that takes place can be life-changing.
My intention in my practice is to always provide a comfortable and inviting space where clients can openly discuss their concerns. Together we will work to help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and to remove obstacles getting in the way of living your best life.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Providence College Counseling Center
UMASS Boston Counseling Center
Rhode Island Hospital, Staff Psychologist

University of Rhode Island, PhD in Clinical Psychology
University of Michigan, BA in Psychology




Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; takes a collaborative approach with other medical providers

College mental health - Anxiety, stress, and depression that may arise during college

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

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

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


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

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

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

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