David Dove, Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
David  Dove
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David Dove


Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated August 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Identity development
  • Issues related to culture, identity, and marginalization
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic issues
  • College related challenges
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Existential challenges
  • Interpersonal and relationships
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Men's health

Professional statement

Dr. David Dove, PhD is a psychologist in private practice in Providence, RI. He founded Dove Psychology in 2009, where he works to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for a diverse clientele. Dr. Dove has a research background, and is dedicated to staying up to date on cutting edge evidence-based treatments while maintaining a warm and welcoming practice.

Dr. Dove has expertise treating anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. He employs his experience to support clients as they navigate life's stressors and challenges. He particularly enjoys working with people on issues related to culture, identity, and marginalization.

Dr. Dove primarily uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but is flexible in tailoring his approach in order to best support each client. With his office conveniently located on College Hill, Dr. Dove sees many members of the Brown and RISD community.

Message to clients

Therapy is tailored to help clients to live more fully and apply effective ways of coping with challenging changes, experiences, and interpersonal problems. My primary aim is to use evidence-based treatment to help clients function better by addressing psychological and behavioral health issues.


Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Identity development - Including within the unique context of one's race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and cultural background; resolving trauma and internalized oppression related to stigma

Issues related to culture, identity, and marginalization - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

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

Academic issues - Adjusting to college, balancing school and personal life, time management, and test anxiety

College related challenges - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Cultural adjustment - Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Interpersonal and relationships - Communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

LGBTQ issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues

Men's health - Including grappling with questions of masculinity, what it means to be a man, overall psychological health


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare


Providence practice
194 Waterman Street, Suite 7, 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Dove Psychology, Founder and Psychotherapist, 2009 - Present
Women & Infants Hospital, Clinical Research Program Coordinator, 2008 - 2011
Brown University, Investigator in Medicine, 2007 - 2008
Rhode Island Hospital, Interventionist and Prevention Program Developer, 2006 - 2008
Brown University, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005 - 2007

George Washington University, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2005



Professional endorsements

"Dr. Dove is smart, calm, knowledgable, and engaging. I have referred a number of adolescent and young adult clients to see him and all have been very pleased with his therapeutic style and ability to meet them where they are and help them to move forward in their lives. Given his background in academic research, Dr. Dove is well-acquainted with up-to-date clinical practice and especially capable of working with a variety of client issues and populations."

- Cynthia Rosengard, PhD • February 2017

"Dr. Dove has impressed me with his skills that are needed to engage the young adult population. He has an unthreatening but serious manner. There is an aura of being particularly relatable to this population. If a patient is unable to connect with the young adult population, be taken seriously and responds to a motivational interview style, there is very unlikely to be effective positive change. Dr. Dove is solidly my ‘go to‘ therapist."

- Alan Gordon, MD • February 2017

"I recommend David because I know his clients receive exemplary clinical skills and benefit from his comforting presence. His warmth and sincerity helped development of a rapport with several challenging referrals I sent his way. Therapy resistant adolescent males of color and chronic substance using teens reported a more positive perspective on benefits of counseling after meeting David Dove. He is an excellent clinician and great human being."

- Niki M. Best, LMHC • January 2017