Dr. Gabriella Rothman

Gabriella Rothman
Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients

Gaby really just got me and understood what I was talking about. I could tell she genuinely cared and at our last session today she gave me a hug and told me to stay in touch after graduation... "

- Brown University student, 2015

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    About Dr. Rothman

  • Sees many Brown University community members (undergraduate, graduate, medical school, residents, faculty)
  • Expertise in adjusting to college life, dealing with anxiety, and weight management
  • Leads affordable peer support groups and group therapy sessions
  • Provides clients with tools to deal with emotionally challenging situations

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Rothman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University and completed her predoctoral and postdoctoral training in Behavioral Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has clinical expertise in weight management, stress management, and the treatment of anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders.

Dr. Rothman runs group therapy sessions such as a weight loss program that has helped participants achieve long-term success, and a book group series in which group members discuss a new well-received psychology book to integrate the book’s lessons, deepen their understanding, and meet self-growth goals.

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

" For those who are coming to therapy for the first time, have had a great experience with another therapist and can't imagine starting over, or have had an unsatisfying experience before: coming here is the bravest thing you can do, and I commend you for that. It's hard to start with a new person in any kind of relationship, but it's the first and probably the best step you can take for self care. It will help you through college, graduate school, and life to understand and be mindful of what your needs are and to take care of yourself. It's a risk to be vulnerable with a person you don't know, but it's one that everyone could benefit from, and one that I hope will pay off. "

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Post-doctoral training
Rutgers University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Pre-doctoral training
Carleton University, B.A.

specialties

SPECIALTIES

Adjustment to life transitions and challenges  Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, parenthood, marriage, graduation, job or career transition
Anxiety  Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias
Assertiveness  Issues in asserting ones needs, conflict avoidance
Depression Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Relationship and interpersonal issues  Relationship differences, breakups, friendships, dating
Stress management  Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Weight management "Freshman 15", emotional eating

clientele

CLIENTELE

Adults
Students (undergraduate, graduate, medical school)
Weight loss groups
Peer groups
Residents (medical school)

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


Gaby really just got me and understood what I was talking about. I could tell she genuinely cared and at our last session today she gave me a hug and told me to stay in touch after graduation. I honestly looked forward to therapy every week because of her. She doesn’t accept insurance, but it’s worth it.
— Brown University student (2015)
I had a serious mental breakdown when a number of tragic incidents happened in both work and relationship, and Gaby was a lifesaver. She did a great job of letting me talk during the first session, deal with the frustration and confusion, and gave me many tips for identifying the main causes. She had a useful process that allowed me to self-diagnose: figuring out where I feel most sources of pain and sorting a list of values into magnitudes of importance. She took very good notes and helped me realize which factors were really hurting me. When I graduated and left campus, we continued via phone on a weekly basis until I had really transitioned from college to real life. Gaby has a good pulse on college students; I highly recommend her.
— Brown University alum (2015)