Justin  Martino-Harms

Justin Martino-Harms

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated November 16, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety, depression
  • Family issues
  • Intersecting identities
  • LGBTQ topics, sexual orientation
  • Life transitions, Existential challenges/crises
  • Substance abuse
  • Transgender identities

Professional statement

Dr. Justin Martino-Harms specializes in anxiety, depression, family issues, LGBTQ+ topics, gender orientation, life transitions, substance abuse, and transgender identities. His therapeutic approach incorporates aspects of acceptance commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, and multicultural therapy. He is part of the Young Adult Behavioral Health Program at Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Martino-Harms received his degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and has since worked at several universities and hospitals in the community.

Note: If you have been seen by a provider at Young Adult Behavioral Health Program in the past, please call 401-793-8808 (extension 4) to schedule an appointment directly.

Message to clients

One of the core things that’s important to me is the relationship between the person sitting in front of me and myself. What I really seek to do is understand what’s important to an individual, whether that’s doing well in school, or relationships with friends, family, and significant others, and help the person to identify what’s getting in the way and how they can be more engaged and live a vital and meaningful life. And so, whether that’s depression, anxiety, past incidents, we can talk and learn how to relate to those memories, thoughts, and emotions differently. And that way the person can be more engaged in their life, more engaged and less stuck.


Anxiety, depression - Feeling down, overall mood disturbance, difficulty being motivated, bipolar disorder; generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias; staying engaged in life in a meaningful way for peple who have biologically-based depression or anxiety

Family issues - Making sense of family disruptions, financial/economic instability/changes, difficulty achieving independence from parents; coming out

Intersecting identities - Works with individuals of multiple identities to develop a personal sense of self

LGBTQ topics, sexual orientation - Dealing with micro-aggressions, experiences of not being accepted; coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues; non-binary identification; sexuality and power; issues around oppression

Life transitions, Existential challenges/crises - Finding a stronger sense of self and personal meaning; developing self-compassion; adjusting to college or work

Substance abuse - Including tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol

Transgender identities - Non-binary identification; defining one's gender; coming out, advocacy, body adjustment issues, getting needs met in the school community, safety, relationships, health care, family issues

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

Therapist's note

Please note the following:

  • If you have been seen by a provider at Young Adult Behavioral Health Program in the past, please call 401-793-8808 (extension 4) to schedule an appointment directly.
  • The Young Adult Behavioral Health Program only sees college students who are 18 - 26 years old and graduate students over this age range.
  • Cigna is only accepted if your plan offers out-of-network benefits; please call Cigna to confirm your benefits.
  • Medicaid typically does not cover out-of-state services other than emergency services. While Rhode Island Medicaid covers our services, for those with Medicaid from other states, please contact us so we can check your coverage.


Providence practice

Young Adult Behavioral Health Program Coro East

167 Point Street

Suite 161

Providence, RI 02903

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Work and Education

Rhode Island Hospital, Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, 2016 - Present

Rhode Island College, Psychologist, 2015 - 2016

University of Rhode Island, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2015

Mercy Medical Center Dubuque, EAP Counselor, 2013 - 2014

University of Michigan, Doctoral Intern, 2012 - 2013

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Assistant, 2008 - 2012

YOU INC., Education Specialist, 2007 - 2009

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 2008 – 2013


  • English

Therapy Groups

Justin  Martino-Harms
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

This group will focus on cognitive behavioral principles and the cultivation of mindfulness skills to improve emotion regulation and enhance quality of life for young adults. Please note this group is only for college or graduate students,

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