Dr. Slavit has had over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology. He has expertise in motivational issues, ADHD, relationship issues, grief, and weight management, and has authored numerous books on these topics.
Dr. Slavit is has a Board Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a certification that demonstrates high qualifications in cognitive and behavioral psychology. In addition to CBT, he incorporates Positive Psychology and Phenomenological approaches to help clients change behavior and thought patterns and manage difficult situations through constructive tools.
Dr. Slavit has worked at numerous college campuses as a professor and counselor, and sees clients from teenagers through seniors (65+). He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and his BA in Psychology from Brown University.
ADHD - Including the administration of mental exercises to effectively cope with symptoms of ADHD in addition to, or instead of, medication; managing the disruptive forgetfulness, frustration, and organizational issues
Motivation - Creating a game plan to find the right resources to regain clarity and motivation in academics and work; understanding the components of motivation (e.g. setting goals, overcoming internal and external blocks to motivation, anticipating future rewards)
Depression - Working through emotions through Positive Psychology (systematically improving happiness through habits, thoughts, and activities); ranging from the simple blues to serious depression; bipolar disorder in conjunction with medicinal treatment
Divorce - Dealing with the emotional implications of divorce on one's self and family members; managing the stressors from the divorce of one's parents, relatives, or loved ones; reintegrating to life without one's former spouse
Fears - Including self-consciousness and the fear of being observed by others (e.g. at a gym, work site, out in public); driving (general driving, driving through tunnels and/or highways; being in crowded places; contamination/ germs
Health, fitness, weight - Managing weight loss in a healthy manner; keeping up motivation for working out
Anxiety - Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders
Loss or grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to the death of a loved one, friend, or close individual; managing the emotions related to any loss of significance (e.g. breakup; best friend moving away; loss of a pet)
Relationship issues - Understanding what you want in a relationship and the components of romantic love (e.g. friendship, eros, respect for one another, pragmatism, values and philosophy, desire to enhance the partner's self-esteem)
Mike Slavit is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Private Practice, 1983 - Present
Roger Williams University, Adjunct Professor
University of Rhode Island Extension Division, Adjunct Professor
University of Georgia, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development Services, Psychologist at Counseling Center
University of Texas at Austin, Counseling and Psychological Services, Intern
University of Texas at Austin, PhD, Counseling Psychology
Brown University, BA, Psychology
Rhode Island: PS00306