Your health and safety are always our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PVD Psychological Associates is offering online therapy in order to protect our clients’ and the general public’s health.
Hours: Mon – Fri :8 AM – 8 PM | Sat: 8 AM – 4 PM
150 Lloyd Ave #1, Providence, RI 02906

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Therapy

The therapists at PVD Psychological Associates have extensive training and experience in a variety of evidence based treatments. We will work with you to develop an understanding of what brought you to therapy and collaboratively develop a treatment plan. Your therapist will continue to maintain an open dialogue with you about what is working in therapy and how it can better address your goals.

We specialize in anxiety, eating disorders, depression, college and graduate student mental health, trauma, and providing LGBTQIA and Gender Affirming therapy, though we also see individuals for many other reasons.

Our therapists offer individual, couples, and family therapy for individuals across the lifespan. Therapy is offered at varying frequencies, depending on what you and your therapist decide works best, but is most often once weekly. We also offer group therapy and currently are enrolling members for our DBT Skills Training group.

Types of Therapy Offered at PVD Psychological Associates

CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on the here and now and understanding the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In CBT, you will work with your therapist to understand what is maintaining your symptoms and develop new behaviors. You will learn how to change unhelpful thought patterns. Lastly, you will develop a willingness to approach rather than avoid emotions.

ACT

​Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a type of CBT that focuses on the concept of experiential avoidance as the most problematic maintaining factor of symptoms and teaches clients to learn new ways to relate to their thoughts and emotions that are based on acceptance rather than correcting thoughts, for example, Another core feature of ACT is its focus on moving toward identified goals and values rather than moving away from distress.

Mindfulness Based Techniques

A variety of cognitive behavioral interventions integrate aspects of mindfulness practices such as breathing exercises, meditation, and other ways to bring one’s awareness to the present moment. Mindfulness might be integrated into your therapy in order to help you break free of depressive thoughts patterns and worries by redirecting your attention, you also may use mindfulness as a way to become more accepting of situations and develop compassion for yourself.

Relational Therapy

Relational Therapy is a type of Psychodynamic Therapy that focuses on the principle that relationships are most central to one’s wellbeing. In relational therapy you will likely spend a great deal of time working to understand relationships and relational models from your past as they relate to your current experience.

DBT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of CBT developed to treat difficulties with emotion regulation, unstable relationships, communication difficulties, impulsive behaviors, and difficulty tolerating intense distress. It is a skills based therapy that involves learning many different coping skills to address all of these difficulties which makes it a helpful approach for many clients.

ERP

Exposure and Response Therapy which is sometimes simply referred to as Exposure Therapy is most often used to treat OCD and Specific Phobias. In ERP, you will work with your therapist to slowly and carefully confront feared situations so that you can learn that your anxiety will inevitably decrease if you do not interfere with it and you will eventually habituate to your anxiety.

IPT

Interpersonal Therapy is an evidence-based, structured treatment for mood disorders and a variety of other difficulties. It is less directive than CBT and instead of focusing on addressing all thoughts and behaviors, it delves deeply into relationship problems such as isolation, transitions, or grief. The goal of IPT is to improve relationships with others and your relationship with yourself. In IPT, you will work with your therapist to focus on general relationship improvement and addressing any relationship issue that caused or has exacerbated the problem for which you are seeking therapy.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy is the most common example of “talk therapy,” and has a long history with its roots in Psychoanalytic Therapy. Psychodynamic Therapy emphasizes the importance of developing insight into one’s experience and uncovering unconscious processes that have played a role in past problems and may be contributing to current distress.

CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on the here and now and understanding the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In CBT, you will work with your therapist to understand what is maintaining your symptoms and develop new behaviors. You will learn how to change unhelpful thought patterns. Lastly, you will develop a willingness to approach rather than avoid emotions.

DBT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of CBT developed to treat difficulties with emotion regulation, unstable relationships, communication difficulties, impulsive behaviors, and difficulty tolerating intense distress. It is a skills based therapy that involves learning many different coping skills to address all of these difficulties which makes it a helpful approach for many clients.

ACT

​Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a type of CBT that focuses on the concept of experiential avoidance as the most problematic maintaining factor of symptoms and teaches clients to learn new ways to relate to their thoughts and emotions that are based on acceptance rather than correcting thoughts, for example, Another core feature of ACT is its focus on moving toward identified goals and values rather than moving away from distress.

Mindfulness Based Techniques

A variety of cognitive behavioral interventions integrate aspects of mindfulness practices such as breathing exercises, meditation, and other ways to bring one’s awareness to the present moment. Mindfulness might be integrated into your therapy in order to help you break free of depressive thoughts patterns and worries by redirecting your attention, you also may use mindfulness as a way to become more accepting of situations and develop compassion for yourself.

IPT

Interpersonal Therapy is an evidence-based, structured treatment for mood disorders and a variety of other difficulties. It is less directive than CBT and instead of focusing on addressing all thoughts and behaviors, it delves deeply into relationship problems such as isolation, transitions, or grief. The goal of IPT is to improve relationships with others and your relationship with yourself. In IPT, you will work with your therapist to focus on general relationship improvement and addressing any relationship issue that caused or has exacerbated the problem for which you are seeking therapy.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy is the most common example of “talk therapy,” and has a long history with its roots in Psychoanalytic Therapy. Psychodynamic Therapy emphasizes the importance of developing insight into one’s experience and uncovering unconscious processes that have played a role in past problems and may be contributing to current distress.

Relational Therapy

Relational Therapy is a type of Psychodynamic Therapy that focuses on the principle that relationships are most central to one’s wellbeing. In relational therapy you will likely spend a great deal of time working to understand relationships and relational models from your past as they relate to your current experience.

ERP

Exposure and Response Therapy which is sometimes simply referred to as Exposure Therapy is most often used to treat OCD and Specific Phobias. In ERP, you will work with your therapist to slowly and carefully confront feared situations so that you can learn that your anxiety will inevitably decrease if you do not interfere with it and you will eventually habituate to your anxiety.