Rebecca  Zisserson

Rebecca Zisserson

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated May 04, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Zisserson received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. She works with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including panic and anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.

She provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment where clients can gain self-awareness, express their emotions, and learn to identify and change behaviors that interfere with their lives.

Her specialty training includes an internship in Addictions at the Bedford VA Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Brown University Medical School.

To make an appointment, please call Dr. Zisserson at 401-273-3322 x7.

Message to clients

Coming to therapy can be anxiety-provoking, especially if it's your first time, and it's important to keep in mind that you don't have to come prepared. There's no right or wrong thing to say, as the first few sessions will be about you and your therapist getting to know each other and starting to talk about difficult things.


Anxiety - Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety and social anxiety

Depression - Ranging from feeling mildly down through major depression

Relationship difficulties - Helps individuals through relationship challenges, including family, friendships and romantic relationships

Substance abuse - Including cutting down on alcohol, marjuana, and tobacco

Trauma - Includes childhood trauma, adult trauma, sexual abuse and assault, physical abuse, and combat trauma

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)


Providence practice

Providence Psychology Services

245 Waterman Street

Suite 202

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

Brown University Medical School, Post-doctoral fellowship on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Bedford VA Hospital, Internship in Addictions

Boston University, PhD in Clinical Psychology


  • English

Client testimonials

Brown University student

Dr. Zisserson is a wonderful, kind person who is a good listener and gives the advice I need to hear when I need to hear it.

Brown University student

I had intense social anxiety, as well as more general anxiety about a broad range of issues (including school, upsetting personal events, etc.). Dr. Zisserson was great at helping me get out of my comfort zone and stop allowing social anxiety to hold me back from experiencing college life. She was also very helpful during times of personal tragedy.

Call 401-273-3322