Accepting new clients (updated July 1, 2017)
“ 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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Chat briefly to ensure a good match before a full appointment. (Free)
- 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
About Dr. Rothman
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.
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.
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
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. (learn more)
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)
Students (undergraduate, graduate, medical school)
Weight loss groups
Residents (medical school)