Accepting new clients on a 2-3 week waitlist; please note Dr. Stein does not accept any insurances.
Offers remote video sessions.
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Dissociative disorders
- Identity development
- Functional Medicine
Dr. Achina Stein is a psychiatrist and Functional Medicine doctor providing therapy, medication management, and Functional Medicine services in East Providence, RI. She received the RI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 2008 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has also been recognized as "Best in Medicine" by the American Health Council.
Dr. Stein uses Functional Medicine to help patients find the underlying causes of illness, including anxiety and depression, and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be contributing to them. Functional Medicine is personalized medical approach that uncovers the root cause of disease instead of focusing on the suppression of symptoms. Dr. Stein searches for underlying triggers that are contributing to a patient's illness through lab testing and tailored interventions that may include diet, dietary supplements, lifestyle changes, and medications. Her goal is to treat the illness in the least invasive way to help the patient's body restore balance. She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing by partnering with patients.
Dr. Stein is board certified in both Psychiatry and Integrative Holistic Medicine. She completed a medical internship and psychiatric residency affiliated with the medical school at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ where she was the Chief Resident during her final year. Since her training, she worked in the public sectors of mental health for over 20 years, 5 years of which were at East Bay Center in Barrington, RI as Medical Director. Dr. Stein was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University from 2002 to 2013.
Functional Medicine – Specialized clinical care using blood work, genetic testing, and other medical testing.
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
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
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Dr. Stein does not accept any insurances. To see her, you would pay the session fees at each appointment and submit a bill to your insurance company for partial reimbursement.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Individual sessions: $300
Therapist's note: Dr. Stein can provide you with a superbill to show for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"Have you ever just wanted someone to get down to the root of your problems emotional, physically and spiritually? You know something is wrong but you just can't put your finger on it? If you have patterns of emotions and behavior that interfere in your relationships and dismantle your sense of self, I am able to sort out the pieces of the puzzle with you, put them together in a way that makes sense and help you to arrive at a place of peace and control over your life. I take patients who are serious about making changes - not just emotionally, but also physically and spiritually - and that have the courage, energy and investment in time to do the work."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as "EFT" or "Tapping") targets energy imbalances that may be causing painful physical or emotional symptoms through a series of gentle tapping with the fingertips. EFT is used for a broad spectrum of challenges that have an underlying emotional cuase, and aims to heal the root ailment by increasing energy flow throughout the body. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
St. Anne's Hospital, Geriatric Inpatient Unit, 2015 - 2017
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 2002 - 2013
East Bay Center, Medical Director, 2004 - 2010
ABIHM, Board Certification in Functional Medicine, 2017
AOBNP, Board Certification in Neuropsychiatry, 1996, 2006, 2016
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 1990
French (intermediate level)