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Dr. Laura Giusti is a Clinical Psychologist in Providence, RI who specializes in anxiety and panic disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, stress management, relationships, and college student mental health. While she works with adults across the lifespan, a majority of her clients are college students and young adults. She also enjoys working with international students.
Dr. Giusti utilizes a number of different treatment modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Family Systems, mindfulness practices, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. When working with clients with acute anxiety, Dr. Giusti takes a goal-oriented approach that is rooted in CBT. For individuals whose anxiety or mood disorders are more generalized, she utilizes a combination of CBT and insight-oriented therapies to help her clients better understand how their mind works as well as gaining tools they can use on a day-to-day basis.
Dr. Giusti cares about each of her clients and is there to help them manage their symptoms and better understand who they are and how they view the world around them. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry, and her office is located just a few blocks from campus. She looks forward to meeting you.
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
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
College student 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
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
The Groden Center, 2008 - 2009
Brown University Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006 - 2008
Brown University Department of Psychiatry, Internship, 2005 - 2006