Ronnesia  Gaskins
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Ronnesia Gaskins


Master of Public Health, MPH Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Chronic disease management
  • Child and adolescent behavioral difficulties
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Nutrition management
  • Parent training / childrearing
  • Sleep management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Weight management

Professional statement

Dr. Gaskins received her PhD in Medical (Clinical) Psychology and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed an internship in Behavioral Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Her clinical work, teaching, and research have focused on providing evidence-based treatments to adults, children, adolescents and families in a broad range of clinical difficulties, including in general mental health, making healthy lifestyle changes, and child, adolescent and family concerns.

Dr. Gaskins takes a client-centered, holistic approach to care, providing a safe, supportive and reflective environment to optimize patient growth and fulfillment while incorporating into the therapeutic process the impact of individual (mind, body, physical health), systemic and other social and environmental factors across the developmental spectrum.

Message to clients

My practice is client-centered and focuses on helping individuals adapt, reflect and cope with struggles in a supportive and safe environment. I work with children and adults, both individually and as a family. I have experience treating individuals from diverse educational, racial, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds. I primarily use evidence-based treatment approaches, e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, tailored to meet your needs and/or those of your family.


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

Adjustment disorders - Including school adjustment, college adjustment

Chronic disease management - e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes

Child and adolescent behavioral difficulties - Including acting out, school adjustment difficulties, parent training/coaching, and developmental disabilities

Developmental disabilities - Including social, communication, and behavioral challenges related to autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD

Nutrition management - Including problems with restricted and/or overeating

Parent training / childrearing - Helping parents with their own challenges within the context of supporting children

Sleep management - e.g. insomnia

Smoking cessation - Building and reinforcing behavioral changes, managing cravings and emotions related to smoking cessation

Stress management - Building healthy coping mechanisms to manage stress at school, home, and work

Weight management - Including weight, diet and physical activity management


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Ronnesia Gaskins is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $205 (45min)
  • Initial session: $285 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $245 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Providence practice
Providence Psychology, 11 S. Angell St. , #361, Providence, Rhode Island 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 10-3:30
  • Tue 10-4:30
  • Wed 10-5:00
  • Thu 10-6:15
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-4
  • Tue 10-4
  • Wed 10-4
  • Thu 10-4
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Postdoctoral fellowship in developmental pediatrics
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Internship in Behavioral Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham, MSc in Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD in Medical (Clinical) Psychology


Rhode Island: PS01067