Dr. Robert Tilton is a clinical psychologist in Warren, RI with expertise in addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, existential challenges, and loss of meaning and purpose. He uses his expertise in evidence-based therapies to help clients move beyond symptoms and lead more fulfilling lives.
Dr. Tilton specializes in supporting clients as they navigate any kind of challenge in adult life, from adjustment to college, to becoming a parent, readjustment after military service, to finding meaning in older age. His expertise lies in exploring how thoughts, feelings, and behavior shape who we are and what you do. Within this framework we figure out what you value most in life to assist in guiding you to reach your goals.
Dr. Tilton has training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for mood disorders and substance use disorders, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Dr. Tilton’s practice approach is informed by his doctoral training at Antioch New England Graduate School and as a predoctoral intern at the Yale University school of Medicine. He has provided care to veterans at the Providence VA Medical Center for the last several years, mostly recently as the Chief of the Collaborative Addiction and Recovery Services. In addition, Dr Tilton serves as a faculty member with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Existential crisis - 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
Providence VA Medical Center, Chief of Addiction Services, 2008 - Present
Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Associate Professor, 2014 - Present
South Shore Mental Health, Psychologist, 2005 - 2008
South Shore Mental Health, Post-doctoral fellow, 2004 - 2005
Antioche New England Graduate School, 2000 - 2005
Yale University School of Medicine, Pre-doctoral intern, 2003 - 2004
This weekly group utilizes CBT and peer support to provide an encouraging environment for those in recovery from substance use/addiction.
This weekly group utilizes DBT to help participants regulate their emotions and improve interpersonal interactions.
"He came across as knowledgeable and compassionate from the get-go. "- Zencare client • May 2020