FAQs

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about what we offer at Providence Psychology Services.
Or call us at 401-273-3322 for more information.

Q:  What kind of psychology is practiced at Providence Psychology Services?

A:  The clinicians at Providence Psychology Services all provide treatment that is empirically supported, with strong scientific evidence for its effectiveness at improving the quality of life and functioning of people suffering from a wide variety of difficulties. As such, we practice mostly:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to identify and develop skills to control them.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which focuses primarily on promoting psychological flexibility, a characteristic that allows people to lead rich, full, and vital lives.

You should talk with your clinician about what kind of treatment would be best for you and your circumstances.

Q:  How long will treatment last?

A:  We aim to provide you with the skills to adequately manage your life as quickly as possible, thereby reducing the need for long-term treatment. Generally, we work on a model of brief therapy. However, this varies individually and we will discuss it in detail during your evaluation.

Q:  Will I be prescribed medication?

A:  We do not prescribe medication at PPS, but we maintain relationships with a network of psychiatrists, physicians, and other medication providers. We work close closely with these professionals to help you meet all of your treatment needs.

Q:  Is my information confidential?

A:  Absolutely. Providence Psychology Services is bound by the legal and ethical standards of the practice of psychology as dictated by the State of Rhode Island and the American Psychological Association.

Q:  Will my insurance pay for my visits?

A:  In most cases, yes.

Q:  Do you accept credit cards?

A:  Yes, we accept all major credit cards. Your clinician will help you process payment at the time of service.

Q:  How do I make an appointment?

A:  Call 401-273-3322. One of our psychologists will be happy to arrange an intake appointment.

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