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Joseph Trunzo

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island
Anxiety disorders-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-Behavioral medicine-Mood disorders-Management of chronic illness-Relationship difficulties-Stress management-College student challenges-

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Professional statement

Dr. Trunzo, founder of Providence Psychology Services, received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Vermont and his postdoctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School.

He has been in private practice since 2002 and has worked in the mental health field since 1989. His clinical and research interests include anxiety and mood disorders (especially OCD, panic, and bipolar disorders), stress management, coping with chronic and acute illness, and health behavior change.

Dr. Trunzo practices both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and his main treatment focus is in helping clients increase psychological flexibility to lead rich, full, vital, and values-driven lives.

Message to clients

Finding a therapist can be a very confusing and difficult process, and I encourage you to stick with it, because therapy can be very helpful. Even if you go see one person and the match doesn't quite work out, it's okay to shop around and see someone else. Feel free to schedule a phone call with me; I'm happy to see if we would be a good fit, and even if for some reason I may not be able to help you, I'll be happy to help you find someone who can.

Work and Education

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Postdoctoral fellowship
University of Vermont, Predoctoral internship

Drexel University, PhD, Clinical Psychology
Marywood College, BS, Psychology




Anxiety disorders - Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety

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'

Behavioral medicine - Including weight management

Mood disorders - Including bipolar disorder, depression

Management of chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress; including Lyme disease, cancer

Relationship difficulties - Helps individuals through relationship challenges (note: does not offer couples therapy)

Stress management - Including generally coping with life's difficulties and realizing your full potential

College 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


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

Locations & Hours


Joseph Trunzo is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Initial session:$400 (90-120min)

Client testimonials

"I saw Dr. Trunzo for anxiety during college when I was 19 - 20 years old. He is very friendly, listens attentively, and provides constructive advice."
- Brown University student June 2015