Patricia A. Bresky
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Patricia A. Bresky


Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Updated March 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Divorce and Separation

Professional statement

Dr. Patricia Bresky is a psychologist and life coach. She works remotely work with clients in Rhode Island. Most of her clients have demanding schedules and appreciate the flexibility and convenience of doing sessions from home or work. Dr. Bresky works with clients of different ethnicities, gender identities, ages (early adult-elderly), and cultures. Most of her clients come to therapy for help with difficulties in relationship, work/school, and self-esteem. They've been struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, negative self-image, and loss. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Bresky serves as clinical faculty at Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry, where she teaches psychotherapy to psychiatrists in training. .

Dr. Bresky uses a wide range of therapy modalities in working with clients, including psychodynamic, client-centered, self-compassion psychotherapy, and CBT. She helps clients become aware of and have self-compassion for negative thoughts and behaviors that lead to stress, depression, and low self-esteem. Dr. Bresky teaches clients to appreciate that these behaviors probably served a purpose in their early relationships. Later in life, however, these negative patterns often get in the way of clients' abilities to achieve, have healthy relationships, and feel good about themselves. Dr. Bresky helps clients soften their harsh judgments of themselves and lack of trust in others. They grow more confident and hopeful.

Dr. Bresky earned her PhD from the Union Institute. She has certifications in advanced psychotherapy from the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and in professional life-coaching from the International Coaching Federation. With over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, Dr. Bresky provides the safety, trust, and empathy that ultimately leads to clients' growth and healing. Her approach is interactive, down-to-earth and warm. She is real and engaged in a way that helps clients feel comfortable enough to be real themselves.

Message to clients

Clients come into therapy when they've done all they can to figure things out on their own but are still stuck and hurting. They may feel overwhelmed or helpless by the time they reach out for help. I know it's not easy to consider bringing your intimate struggles to a stranger, especially when you're already vulnerable.

So, how do i put you at ease? Part of it is that I'm with you from the beginning- listening, putting things together, asking questions to get a deeper sense of who you are and how you're struggling. I love to listen to clients' stories, not just the facts but the way those fact hit them. I can pretty safely say that you will experience me as genuinely interested in you and genuinely genuine from the start.

I believe that human beings are like flowers. With fertile soil and enough water and sunlight, seeds can grow the way they're meant to- into a healthy, thriving flower. Without nurturing and attention along the way, though,

they don't grow to their full capacity. That's where I come in. My goal is to help you be the best version of yourself- free to make choices in your life and feeling good in your own skin. I welcome your contact.


Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Divorce and Separation - Exploring and processing issues in marital relationship in order to make a decision to stay or leave. Grieving the end of the relationship and making a plan for moving on.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Patricia Bresky is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon None
  • Tue None
  • Wed 2-4:30
  • Thu 2pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat None
  • Sun None

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Self, Psychologist/Psychotherapist, 2002 - Present

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PhD, 1999


Rhode Island: 00866