Ronnesia  Gaskins

Ronnesia Gaskins

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated February 16, 2020)

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.

Clients may call Dr. Gaskins at 401-273-3322 ext 9 to schedule an appointment.

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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (45min)
  • Initial session: $230 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $190 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $190 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Gaskins can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Providence practice

Providence Psychology

245 Waterman Street

Suite 202

Providence, RI 02906

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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


  • English

Call 401-273-3322