Laura  Giusti

Laura Giusti

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • College student mental health

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Everyone can benefit from the unique space and support that psychotherapy provides.


Specialties

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

325 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

  • English

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