Janine Galione, PhD
Meet Dr. Galione
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Rhode Island and offer online therapy to individuals residing within the state, in addition to my in-person practice in Providence. I provide individual therapy to adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages. My areas of interest and specializations include: emotional sensitivity, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and perfectionism. I welcome working with gender and sexual minorities, as well as parents struggling to validate their emotionally sensitive children. I incorporate mindfulness into evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), using a compassionate and non-judgmental approach.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and received additional training in treating high-risk behaviors during my predoctoral internship at the state hospital in Kansas City, MO. I went on to complete an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in Child Clinical Psychology at Brown University, where I received specialized training in DBT for adolescents. After several years at Bradley Hospital working with high risk youth, many of whom identify as members of the LGBTQ community, I joined the Young Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Program at Lifespan and provided individual therapy to young adults. I have also been involved in research focusing on suicide risk and resiliency among youth.
In addition, I am a certified and practicing Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I bring my specialized training and experience in that area to my clinical work by gently incorporating Zen Buddhism into my sessions and integrating compassion focused interventions.
My Approach & Philosophy
Often times when faced with stressful life situations, people respond with self-defeating behaviors that ultimately make their situation worse. Recognizing these patterns and seeking help can be an intimidating first step. I hope to provide a space that cultivates warmth, safety and compassion. I am best known for balancing non-judgmental validation with effective options for behavior change, including concrete skills to navigate difficult situations.
I will approach our work together as a partnership; we will collaborate on value-based goals and work at your pace. I consider myself an eclectic practitioner and pull from a variety of evidence-based approaches to meet your needs. I focus on self-exploration and radical acceptance that ultimately leads to change. I incorporate a variety of coping skills and strategies to develop more balanced thinking and build compassion within relationships.