Shannon  Erisman
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Shannon Erisman


Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Women's Wellness Collective Accepting In-person
Updated March 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Women (including trans and nonbinary individuals) face unique challenges across the lifespan, particularly during times of transition. Overwhelming emotions, irritability, anxiety, or low mood are all signs that a change is needed, quite possibly in the form of a skilled, compassionate therapist to help you navigate these experiences. The perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) period can be a particularly difficult time, and symptoms may manifest in unexpected ways, such as feeling so overwhelmed or anxious you cannot enjoy your life or be fully present. Even for those without a history of significant mental health issues, pregnancy and postpartum can bring up past trauma, intrusive or scary thoughts, feeling depressed or anxious, or just not feeling like yourself. Dr. Erisman is an expert in perinatal mental health and the specific challenges that arise during this time, both for the client and their support system.

With over 10 years of clinical experience in women's mental health, Dr. Erisman is committed to helping women navigate difficult experiences with evidence-based strategies. She has a specialty in both perinatal mental health (pregnancy and postpartum) and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Erisman is currently serving as faculty in the Warren Alpert Brown Medical School, and is dedicated to teaching, training, supervision, and consultation in addition to individual and group psychotherapy.

Message to clients

Although we are often taught otherwise, reaching out for help is an act of strength and courage. If you are willing to do the work of therapy - which, in the beginning, is just about showing up - you WILL get better.

My style is direct, warm, thoughtful, and engaging. My clients have characterized my work as "stealth therapy" - meaning, we use evidence based approaches to obtain your desired results, but with humor and compassion so you feel held and supported as you engage in the hard work of therapy.

Feel free to book a free 15-minute consultation to discuss in more detail, ask questions, and see if we are a good therapy match. Feeling connected to and (relatively) comfortable with your therapist is a crucial part of having therapy "work."

You have already taken the first step in seeking out therapy options - great job! Keep going - you deserve to feel better.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


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


Shannon Erisman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $325 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $325


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 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Women's Wellness Collective practice
172 Taunton Ave, Sute 208, East Providence, Rhode Island 02916
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Women and Infants Hospital, Clinical Director, 2015 - 2023
Butler Hospital, Psychologist, 2011 - 2015

University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD, 2010


Rhode Island: PS01283