Students (undergraduate, graduate, medical school)
Weight loss groups
Residents (medical school)
Specialties & expertise
College, graduate, medical student challenges
Medical resident challenges
Anxiety and depression
Life transitions and challenges
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. She also specializes in supporting medical students and graduate students through academic pressure.
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.
Academic challenges – Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination
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
College mental health – Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development
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
Medical students and residents' mental health – Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Brown University Student Health Insurance
Initial sessions: $200/session (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $175/session (50min)
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."
Cognitive 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.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral thearpy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Education and work 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.