Samantha  Collum

Samantha Collum

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • College, graduate, and medical student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Samantha Collum is a psychologist in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Collum's specialties include trauma, anxiety, anger management, relationships, depression, and college, graduate, and medical students' mental health.

Dr. Collum has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, having specialized in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during her pre-doctoral internship at the White River Junction VA Medical Center and post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School. Dr. Collum continues her work with trauma patients at a large medical center where she also is involved with research into PTSD and anger in returning veterans.

Dr. Collum uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy in her sessions. She combines these evidence-based techniques with her warm, empathic, and direct style to create an atmosphere for growth. Dr. Collum sees young adults, college students, graduate students, medical students, and adults in her private practice.

Message to clients

Reaching out for therapy for the first time can be incredibly difficult. It's my philosophy that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. My approach is to start by openly exploring factors that bring you to my office, such as thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and relational patterns towards getting to the core issues. This helps us in building a safe, caring, and non-judgmental relational foundation for creating meaningful change in a client-centered environment. I believe that fit is integral in our work together, and would like to hear about what has/hasn't worked well in past therapeutic relationships towards guiding therapy to fit your individual treatment goals.


Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias

Anger management - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

College, graduate, and medical student mental health - Navigating transitions and pressures in academic and social life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

245 Waterman Street


Providence, RI 02906


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Clinical Assistant Professor, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 2016 - Present

Providence Psychology Services, Psychologist, 2017 - Present

Providence VA Medical Center, 2014 - Present

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014 - 2015

White River Junction VA Medical Center, Predoctoral Internship, 2013 - 2014

Baylor University, PsyD, 2014

Baylor University, MS, 2011

Connecticut College, BA, 2007