Peter  Erickson

Peter Erickson

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 1, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Marital/couples counseling
  • College mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Psychology of men

Professional statement

Dr. Peter Erickson is a Clinical Psychologist in Providence, RI who specializes in relationships, life transitions, depression, men’s issues, substance use issues, and anxiety. His practice is open to individual adults across the lifespan, including young adults and college students, as well as couples. 

Dr. Erickson's approach to treatment combines the insight-oriented lens of psychoanalysis with the skills-based strategies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). When working with couples, Dr. Erickson helps ease stressors and de-escalate any tensions that may accompany relationship transitions – such as marriage, moving in together, and raising a family. He frequently applies the Gottman method to increase mutual consideration and support in each couple's dynamic. 

Dr. Erickson innately understands the importance of compassion, empathy, and warmth in the therapy room, and has maintained these principles throughout the course of his work in the field for 25 years. He looks forward to working with you. 


Message to clients

Individual or couple therapy can provide an enormous amount of support during periods of adjustment and turmoil. The apprehension and anxiety you might experience in initiating the process of change and support you need is an understandable part of this transition. Finding someone with whom you feel comfortable is paramount and I am happy to support and talk with you about your needs.


Specialties

Marital/couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

College 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

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

Grief - 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

Psychology of men - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $160 (50min)

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

Location(s)

Providence practice
184 Waterman Street, Suite 209, Providence, RI 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Tue 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Tue 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Butler Hospital, Outpatient Staff, 1993 - 1999
Chief Psychologist, Arbour-Fuller Hospital, 1992 - 1999
Lakeshore Hospital, Psychology Director, 1990 - 1992

Boston College, PhD, 1990
Tufts University, MA, 1985
Boston College, BA, 1979


Languages

English