Mary Elizabeth Ruggiero
She/Her/HersPsychologist, PsyD Practice: PVD Psychological Associates Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Ruggiero is a Clinical Psychologist at PVD Psychological Associates. She is a bicultural and bilingual therapist (native fluency in Spanish) and provides individual therapy to college students, older adolescents, and adults. In addition to her focus on college mental health, Dr. Ruggiero specializes in identity development, anxiety, depression, eating disorder recovery, trauma, and working with LGBTQIA-identified individuals. She also works with persons of color and individuals who are currently experiencing compassion fatigue and work burnout.
College and graduate 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
Multicultural issues - Exploring one's cultural and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA issues - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Anxiety disorders - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Interpersonal/relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Please note that Dr. Ruggiero only accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial plans (community plans are not accepted at this time).
Personal Counseling Center at Providence College, Clinical Psychologist , 2019 - 2020
Personal Counseling Center at Providence College, Postdoctoral Fellow , 2018 - 2019
Personal Counseling Center at Providence College, Predoctoral Intern , 2016 - 2018
Community Counseling of Bristol County, 2015 - 2018
PVD Psychological Associates, Staff Psychologist
William James College, PsyD , 2018
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA , 2015