Lauren Rieger is a psychotherapist in Providence, RI specializing in disordered eating, with a particular clinical and research focus on binge eating disorder. She has a special interest in the relationship between trauma and eating disorders, as well as their role in the family system. Lauren's practice includes clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and addiction. She also works with clients adjusting to college and other major life transitions, those seeking meaning and purpose, or grappling with spirituality and personal and/or sexual identity. Lauren provides parenting support, and especially enjoys family and couples therapy. She also has a special interest in working with women as they adjust to new motherhood, including connecting new moms to relevant resources and support systems.
Lauren received her MSW from Rhode Island College and B.A. in Political Science from Quinnipiac University. She is a Teaching Associate in Medical Education at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she teaches Doctoring III & IV. She completed an internship in addiction medicine and behavioral health at Roger Williams Medical Center and a psychotherapy internship at the Integrated Therapies Program at Butler Hospital, where she trained in existential and interpersonal psychotherapies. She is passionate about and grateful to be part of the recovery process.
Anorexia nervosa - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely increasing body weight
Bulimia nervosa - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely reducing or eliminating episodes of binging and purging and/fasting
Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating
Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns
Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends
Personality disorders - Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Lauren Rieger is not in-network with any insurances.
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Lauren is not in-network with insurances, but can provide you with receipts for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Be Collaborative Care, Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2018
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Teaching Associate, 2015 - Present
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, Treasurer, 2016 - Present
Butler Hospital, Integrated Therapies Program Therapist, 2016
Butler Hospital, Integrated Therapies Psychotherapy Internship, 2015-2016
Roger Williams Medical Center, Addiction and Behavioral Health Internship, 2014-2015
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2016
Quinnipiac University, BA, 2009
"Lauren exudes a sincere warmth, open-mindedness, and humble confidence that together make talking with her effortless. Upon meeting Lauren, I immediately felt at ease. She exudes immense compassion and empathy towards her patients, as well as a deep passion for her work. After working with her for over a year, it is obvious that she loves what she does. Put simply, she is a gifted clinician—truly one-of-a-kind—who I would highly recommend to any and all considering her services."- Brown University medical student • December 2019
"Lauren is such a genuine person who you can tell is truly passionate about helping others and connecting with them in a way that makes you feel like you are not alone and can overcome anything. She is great at sympathizing and working with you to find underlying issues and work with you on a journey to heal."- Division 1 college athlete • June 2017