Jolie Weingeroff, PhD
Meet Dr. Jolie Weingeroff
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Director at PVD Psychological Associates in Providence, RI. I have advanced training in evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Approaches for older adolescents and adults of all ages. Throughout my career, I have specialized in treating individuals with anxiety and eating disorders and providing CBT and DBT. My additional areas of specialization include: working with those in academic or other high pressure settings, low self esteem, and relationship difficulties. I also provide LGBTQIA Affirming Therapy.
Many of my clients are often high achieving individuals who put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform and subsequently experience anxiety and other difficulties. I also frequently work with clients in high pressure settings whether they be academic, medical, political, or corporate. Most frequently, I work with clients to manage anxiety, improve balance in their lives, and to correct a harmful pattern of over-identifying with one’s achievements or career at the expense of having a stable sense of self worth.
I draw heavily from my intensive training in dialectical behavior therapy to teach coping skills to navigate continuous stress, burnout, and workaholism. Many of my clients are individuals who find themselves turning to academics or their profession to regulate their emotions and sense of self-worth. I work with them to establish more sustainable and effective ways of coping and to correct the outcomes of the work-life imbalance that usually results from this lack of balance such as relationship difficulties and burn out. I also work with individuals to increase their ability to regulate their emotions and self-esteem so that they generally feel more stable. Ultimately, I would like my clients to feel empowered to live authentically and in line with their personal values and goals.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University, and received additional training and experience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, as a pre-doctoral intern. After my internship, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at CBT/DBT Associates in NYC, and worked in a variety of treatment settings as a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Therapist and Staff Psychologist. I previously held Faculty Appointments at Boston University and Harvard Medical School. I have also published and presented my research on eating disorders treatment and the course of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and comorbid disorders in peer-reviewed journals and at national and international conferences.
My Approach & Philosophy
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of treatment. As such, I maintain a validating environment to explore and develop a shared understanding of what brings my clients to therapy and how we can work together to accomplish specific goals.
I frequently work with my clients to develop skills to manage their emotions, improve self-esteem, and establish deeper, more meaningful relationships. My style is direct, active, and flexible, with a focus on what works for each individual client. My clients would also describe me as authentic and able to challenge them in a respectful and caring manner. My hope is for each client I work with to find and express their true selves.
I appreciate how challenging the process of change can be and have a great deal of respect for anyone seeking treatment. It is a privilege to accompany my clients as they develop a greater sense of fulfillment in life and more confidence in their ability to manage challenges. I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin this important process together!