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Miranda Altman(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode IslandMaryland
Anxiety - Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- Trauma-Academic challenges-

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Professional statement

Dr. Miranda Altman is a psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Providence, Rhode Island. Miranda has worked with a broad-based client population, including those transitioning to college, work-life balance, divorcing couples, grief and loss, life span changes, and relationship issues. Dr. Altman approaches her work with clients as a partnership. Clinical interests include mood disorders, depression, post-partum, general anxiety, social anxiety, existential anxiety, OCD, trauma, body dysmorphia, and self-harming behaviors. Therapy sessions promote self-understanding, self-acceptance, and resilience using insight-and skills-based approaches. (CBT, ACT, narrative, and emotion-focused) Dr. Altman anchors the importance of mindful awareness while examining core beliefs about the self, others, and the cultures in which we exist.

Having served as the director of counseling at a university, Dr. Altman is keenly aware of students' present-day concerns. The usual challenges relate to greater self-sufficiency, making new friends, and balancing social engagement and academic rigor. Students also come into therapy searching for meaning and a greater sense of self and identity. Dr. Altman is a certified mediator in couple conflict resolution. She can consult with you to determine whether this approach suits your concerns.

Dr. Altman offers both in-person office appointments, as well as Zoom meetings.

Message to clients


If you are reading this message, you are probably considering engaging in counseling. I am collaborative by nature, understanding that therapy needs to align with who you are and how you express yourself. The nature of free will underscores the work that I do with clients. Each client who walks through my door is viewed as unique. I am adept at listening to your narrative. Expressions of emotional pain take different forms and presentations. I respect your lived experiences and what you share with me. Sometimes exploring the past is relevant to understanding our present concerns, but this has to resonate with you. Throughout our work, I check in with you to ensure our direction feels relevant.

I provide a safe space in which you can explore themes that are keeping you stuck in your current distress. Feeling empowered to make changes in your life or relationship, can create hopefulness. I work with both individuals and couples. Feel free to reach out with any questions you have.


Miranda Altman, Psy.D., LICSW, MSW

Work and Education

Washington College , Director of Counseling Services


Rhode Island: ISW03800 - Maryland: 20617




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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in RI, MD)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Dr. Altman has worked very hard to find a time to meet with me and my schdule does not make it easy."
- Zencare client September 2023
"Miranda Altman is kind, encouraging, empathetic and at the same time firm in her evaluation of my current challenging difficulty."
- Zencare client February 2024