Leigh Anne  Hohlstein

Leigh Anne Hohlstein

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning & afternoon appointments in Providence practice (updated March 27, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • College, graduate, and medical student mental heath
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body image concerns
  • Values clarification

Professional statement

Dr. Leigh Anne Hohlstein is a licensed clinical psychologist in Providence, Rhode Island specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and college mental health. Dr. Hohlstein is a leading expert in the treatment of eating disorders, previously serving as the Director of Butler Hospital's Eating Disorders Treatment Program. She works in connection with a team of treatment providers to give her clients a multi-layered support structure when this is needed. Dr. Hohlstein sees individuals for a range of eating concerns, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and body image concerns.

The majority of Dr. Hohlstein's clients are young adults and university students, and her office is conveniently located on College Hill within walking distance from Brown University and RISD. Dr. Hohlstein's clinical work often involves helping clients get more connected with their emotions and sort out their values and priorities. She also helps clients manage the high expectations they tend to have of themselves, which frequently contribute to anxiety, depression, and eating problems.

Dr. Hohlstein's clinical approach is integrative and empirically based. Operating from a Cognitive-Behavioral foundation, she incorporates ideas and techniques from other modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic perspectives.

To make an appointment, please text Dr. Hohlstein at 401-374-4257 or email her at leigh_hohlstein@brown.edu.

Message to clients

My clients generally come to me seeking help with eating and body image issues, anxiety, feelings of depression, or some other life challenge. Working together, we use a combination of psychotherapeutic approaches to understand causes and contributors and plot a course of action. The process of therapy of therapy typically involves helping clients get in better touch with their feelings and values. Over the course of our work together you can expect to move from a problem solving mode to one of deepening self knowledge and expanding potential. Most clients find psychotherapy a rewarding, and often exciting journey.


Eating disorders - Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating (also body image issues, anxiety around eating and weight; over exercise, and over eating and weight concerns)

College, graduate, and medical student mental heath - Adjusting to college; graduate school, or medical school, managing heavy work load and high demands, balancing work load and personal life

Depression - Low mood, difficulty with motivation, sleep and energy disruption, inability to enjoy yourself, amongst many other symptoms

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and excessive worry

Body image concerns - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Values clarification - Exploring and identifying values and associated goals, reassessing priorities

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Initial session: $225

Therapist's note

Dr. Holstein can provide you with paperwork that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if she does not take your insurance.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

325 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Tue 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-7:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, Providence, RI, 1994 - Present

Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Clinical Assistant Professor, Providence, RI, 1994 - Present

Butler Hospital, Eating Disorders Program, Director, Providence, RI, 1992 - 1999

St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, B.S., Psychology,

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology


  • English

Call 401-374-4257