Elizabeth Didie PhD

Elizabeth Didie

Psychologist, PhD

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Clientele

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Athletes
Medical students
Graduate students

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: 8:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-7:00pm
Thu: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • OCD
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Athletes, medical students, and graduate students
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Academic issues

Professional statement

Dr. Elizabeth Didie is a psychologist in private practice in Providence, RI. Her College Hill office is centrally located to local universities, and she works with many members of the Brown and RISD communities.

Dr. Didie's practice focuses on evidence-based treatment for body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorders including bulimia and binge eating disorder, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. She also enjoys working with student athletes, and has a deep appreciation for the challenge of performing under intense mental and physical pressures. Dr. Didie's treatment orientation is rooted in skills-based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in order to provide her clients longterm relief from preoccupying negative thoughts and behaviors in a short course of treatment.

Dr. Didie received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Drexel University and completed her internship and clinical fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and the recipient of numerous honors for her research, teaching, and clinical skill.


Specialties

Eating disorders  – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'
Body dysmorphic disorder – Decreasing preoccupation with appearance by learning how to recognize irrational thoughts and replace with more positive frameworks
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Life transitions –  Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Athletes, medical students, and graduate students

General expertise

Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending


Insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

Initial appointment: $200 (50min)
Ongoing sessions: $150/session (50min)

Therapist's note: Dr. Didie can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Message to clients

"Taking the initial step to find the right fit for your therapy is brave and inspiring. My hope is that you find your therapy with me to be a collaborative and authentic experience in developing the skills and tools needed to live a values driven life. My sincere hope is that you leave treatment with not only a better understanding of yourself, but an appreciation for your own resiliency and confidence in your ability to navigate and pursue your chosen life's path."



Education and work experience

Academy of Eating Disorders, Body Image and Prevention Special Interest Group Co-Chair, 2017 - Present
Brown University, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human
Behavior, 2014 - Present
Private Practice, 2012 - Present
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, Board of Directors / Co-Chair of Research and Certification, 2014 - 2017
Rhode Island Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program Research Associate, 2012 - 2014
Butler Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image Program Staff Psychologist, 2009 - 2012
Butler Hospital, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image Program Research Psychologist, 2006 - 2009

Drexel University, PhD, 2003
American University, MA, 1998
Fordham University, BS in Psychology, 1995


Languages

English


Client testimonials

I see Dr. Didie on a regular basis. She has helped me develop effective strategies and coping mechanisms to recover from my eating disorder and feel in control of my anxiety. I have worked with several therapists throughout my life, but Dr. Didie has been the most helpful and supportive.

Dr. Didie is a great match for individuals experiencing disordered eating.
— Brown University Student (2015)
Dr. Didie was an amazing therapist. She helped me in more ways than I could have hoped. She offered a sense of wisdom that I really needed and helped me to rationalize my hard and scary thoughts. She made herself available to me no matter what time it was or day it was I could always turn to her and she would walk me through the tough times and she stayed with me. To this day she still checks in with me; she’s got a huge heart and she is passionate about helping patients to heal and flourish.
— Young Professional
I saw Dr. Didie for help with my depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and general negative self-image. Dr. Didie was incredible at helping me get to the root of my problems and staying motivated to improve. Working with her changed my life in ways I could never have imagined - she made me feel totally accepted and worthy and guided me to a healthier place without judgment. Dr. Didie understood me and what I was going through, which made me feel completely comfortable talking with her and helped me understand where I stood, where I wanted to be, and what was in the way. I couldn’t be happier with my experience working with Dr. Didie, she really helped me learn how to grow from the bottom up to accept myself in ways I thought were completely out of my reach.
— Johnson & Wales University Student (2015)