Justin  Martino-Harms

Justin Martino-Harms

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Gender affirming therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • College/young adult mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Dr. Justin Martino-Harms (they/them or he/him) is a Clinical Psychologist in Providence, RI who specializes in anxiety, depression, family issues, LGBTQ+ topics, gender orientation, life transitions, substance abuse, and topics related to transgender identities.

Justin’s therapeutic approach incorporates aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness.
Justin received their degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and has since worked at several universities and hospitals in the community.

Please note: if you are looking for a letter to support a gender-affirming intervention (such as gender-affirming surgery), please feel free to contact me even if my profile indicates I am not accepting new clients. I work to keep space in my schedule to write letters of support.

Message to clients

As we all work to adapt to our new world that includes COIVD-19, it’s important to me to collaborate with you to find ways to respond to the current pandemic. I can help with anxiety related to the pandemic, as well as with the grief and sadness that you might experience. I am offering telehealth sessions via a secure video service, and also have an office on Waterman street (we can meet at my office once public health officials indicate it is safe to do so). If you are not looking for a longer-term therapeutic relationship, but instead would like a brief check-in with a mental health professional about how to cope with COVID-19, please get in touch and we can discuss what this might look like.

My general approach assumes that anxiety, pain, sadness, and difficulties in life are unavoidable, and at the same time the way we hold these experiences can be the difference between a meaningful and vital life, and one controlled by suffering. Oftentimes there is extra pain and suffering as a result of unfair and biased systems and institutions, and I am especially attuned to the impact these have on you and how you move through the world. I value being honest and straightforward, in order to partner with you to identify the ways in which you can gain more control over how you live your life.

When we first meet, I will take the time to collaborate with you to understand what you hope to get out of therapy, and then give you feedback regarding how I think we can meet your goals. If I don't think my style and skills are the right fit, I'll let you know and can help to connect you to someone who might have a different style.


Gender affirming therapy - Positive support of others that acknowledges and reflects the inherent worth and value of the wide diversity of ways that people experience and express gender

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - A focus on accepting and embracing life’s challenges, rather than attempting to eliminate difficult feelings. In ACT, clients learn mindfulness skills and strategies to live life in a way that reflects their core values and goals

College/young adult 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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Justin Martino-Harms is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Tufts Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $190 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Therapist's note

Justin can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

205 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906


  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PsyD, 2013
University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Service, Doctoral Internship, 2013
University of Rhode Island Counseling Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
Rhode Island College, Staff Psychologist, 2015
Rhode Island Hospital Young Adult Behavioral Health and Adult Gender and Sexuality Program, 2016-2019
Roger Williams University Counseling Center, Staff Psychologist, 2019-2020
Concentric Psychological Services, 2019-Present