Nate Pseekos, Therapist in Rhode Island — Zencare
Nate Chantelle Pseekos
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Nate Chantelle Pseekos

he/they/LGBTQ+

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online

Thanks for your interest in future work together! Photos are current (video is pre-testosterone) & Happy to offer telehealth support in RI! - Dr. Nate (previously known as Dr. Chantelle- still me!)

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated January 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Enhancing Secure Attachment and Relational Awareness
  • Empowering Movement Beyond Anxiety & Panic
  • Coping Support for Staff, Faculty, Graduate/Medical Students
  • Supporting Interpersonal Relationships
  • Embracing Diversity, Multicultural, LGBTQ+ Support Needs
  • Furthering One's Awareness through Long-Term Therapy
  • Providing Work/Life Balance Support

Professional statement

Dr. Nate (previously known as Dr. Chantelle) Pseekos is a Licensed Psychologist in Rhode Island. Dr. Nate supports clients, who are living in Rhode Island, via a Secure HIPPA Compliant Video Counseling practice. As the Creator of Counseling in Seagulls' Cove, including PAVICTS: Telehealth Services for Individuals, Non-Profit Organizations, Higher Education Faculty & Staff, Businesses, Young Professionals, Graduate Students, & Recent College Graduates. As an openly LGBTQ+ community member & Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Nate supports Social Justice toward cultivating a Safe, Compassionate and Affirming counseling experience for all clients from a variety of racial, ethnic, sexual/gender identity-related, religious/spiritual backgrounds, and those who feel somewhat (or fully) otherized in parts of their environments (e.g., work, community, home/relationships).

Dr. Nate has previously served in six University/College Counseling Centers throughout the Northeast, Deep South, Southwest, and Midwest, providing individual, couples, and group counseling support across the country. Dr. Nate has previously published several articles and a book focused on consciousness-raising related to harmful stereotypes, promoting our understanding of the importance of person-environment fit on workplace satisfaction/fulfillment, working with client metaphors, and enhancing understanding of the impact of anger on wellness. Remaining a long-term member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Divisions 17 & 44 reflects Dr. Nate's life-long commitment to Social Justice service in Counseling Psychology, welcoming Social Inclusion for All, & support for clients who express gender and/or sexual diversity, as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Dr. Nate applies an integrative approach to client care. Long-term counseling is available, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Based Approaches, Narrative Therapy, Attachment/Relational Work, Interpersonal Processing, Multicultural/LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, Emotion Focused Support, Cognitive Strategies, Behavioral Work, Gottman Method Informed Couples Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, and other helpful counseling strategies/approaches to best support clients in a personalized way!


Message to clients

Thank you so much for exploring my Zencare page to see if I may be the right fit to support you along your journey toward improving relationships, expanding your toolbox of healthy coping skills, making meaning of these challenging times in our world (e.g., COVID, racism, social injustice), and feeling better in your daily life!

I'm actively licensed as a psychologist to support clients living in Rhode Island, so I am unable to serve those living in Connecticut/Massachusetts/other states and I can support those who are residing in Rhode Island currently. As I am not a Trauma Specialist, I encourage individuals seeking trauma-focused support to reach out to an EMDR certified Zencare Trauma Specialist. As I typically meet with clients once every three to six weeks, for long-term developmental support, the treatment of Substance Dependence, Severe Depression/Bipolar Conditions, and Anorexia/Bulimia typically fall beyond my scope of care. My focus is often on working with staff, faculty, graduate students (including art, medical and law students), and recent university/college alumni. I also occasionally work with junior and senior undergraduate students, who believe that we would be a good fit!

Potential future clients often reach out when they tried therapy before, yet found the match was not the right fit (e.g., being charged when you need to cancel for something important in your life, hearing "uh-huh" without gaining insight/coping skills). I believe flexibility, cultural awareness/competency, and connection are essential for healing and value creating a welcoming space! - Dr. Nate


Specialties

Enhancing Secure Attachment and Relational Awareness - Furthering knowledge and awareness of effective relational and communication skills; promoting insight into family attachment patterns; fostering healthy family relationships, while honoring one's personal cultural context

Empowering Movement Beyond Anxiety & Panic - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; uncovering ways of moving beyond intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); reframing panic to enable enhanced value-based responding to challenging life circumstances

Coping Support for Staff, Faculty, Graduate/Medical Students - Targeted and personalized coping strategies for common issues of early and middle adulthood, including supporting the balance between navigating work, relational, and career stressors, fostering healthy relationships, value clarification, identity development, self-esteem enhancement, and better managing anxiety and/or isolation

Supporting Interpersonal Relationships - Understanding one’s values and core needs in various relationships across family, work, and life settings; identifying life themes, and strengthening satisfaction in one's decision-making regarding one's relationship with oneself and others

Embracing Diversity, Multicultural, LGBTQ+ Support Needs - Working with clients with attunement to salient parts of their identity (e.g., gender, sexuality, race, spirituality, age) and providing support in making meaning of the intersectionality of the unique layers of one's personal identity and how the layers impact decision making

Furthering One's Awareness through Long-Term Therapy - Working with clients in a long-term capacity, with sessions often spaced out once every three to six weeks

Providing Work/Life Balance Support - Helping clients manage external stressors and pressures in order to achieve a suitable work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents

Insurance

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Johnson & Wales University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Roger Williams University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $180
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Monthly
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please note all payments are submitted through Stripe, within the secure and fully HIPPA compliant thera-LINK video telehealth platform, using a credit or debit card; Thanks!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Self, Creator of Counseling in Seagulls' Cove (Secure HIPPA Compliant Virtual Video Practice for Clients in Rhode Island), Licensed Psychologist, 2019 - Present
Self, Creator of PAVICTS Telehealth (Secure HIPPA Compliant Virtual Video Practice Supporting People in Higher Education Environments for Clients in Rhode Island), Licensed Psychologist, 2019 - Present
Self, Private Practice of Dr. Nate Chantelle Pseekos, Licensed Psychologist, 2014 - Present

University of Houston, Multicultural Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2010
The University of Southern Mississippi, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, 2009
University of Dayton, B.A. in Psychology, 2003


Licensure

Rhode Island: PS01259


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Dr. Pseekos thoughtfully prompted me to think about why I was seeking treatment, engaged with my responses, and promptly followed up after our call."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Dr. Pseekos was easy to talk with and projected knowledge and experience during our session."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Dr. Chantelle was very caring and explained how they thought they might be able to help me."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"They were attentive and informative."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"I liked how comforting they were when helping to walk me through the process of the therapeutic experience. Their tone was calming and I felt instantly reassured—even during our initial call."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"Dr. Pseekos was very affirming and helpful to talk with, even during such a short introductory call."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"Dr. Pseekos is incredibly genuine, kind, patient, knowledgeable and discerning."
- Zencare client • September 2020