Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Dr. Harold Woodcome III is a psychiatrist at the Rhode Island Hospital Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, where he works with young adults and college students. He provides medication management and uses supportive therapy in his practice.
Dr. Woodcome has expertise in working with clients dealing with anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and trauma-related disorders. He also has experience with ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, self harm, severe insomnia, and substance abuse.
Dr. Woodcome received his MD from Columbia University in 2012 and completed his psychiatry residency at Butler Hospital.
Anxiety – OCD, panic attacks, phobias
Eating disorders – Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, body dysmorphic disorder
Mood disorders – Including depression and bipolar disorder
Psychotic disorders – Managing abnormal thinking and perceptions, including hallucinations and delusions
Trauma – Including PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
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'
Personality disorders – Addressing enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Severe insomnia – Including mild to serious troubles sleeping, and a holistic assessment of the patient's sleep schedule; diet
Substance abuse – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Insurance (First Health / Cigna)
Cigna (see note 1 below)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Johnson & Wales University (United Health)
Medicaid (see note 2 below)
Providence College (United Health)
RISD Student Insurance (United Health)
Rhode Island College Student Insurance (PHCS/ Multiplan)
URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Health)
Sessions are 60mins for an initial psychiatric evaluation and 30mins for follow-up appointments.
Note 1: Cigna is only accepted if your plan offers Out-of-network benefits; please call Cigna confirm your benefits.
Note 2: Medicaid typically does not cover out-of-state services other than emergency services. While Rhode Island Medicaid covers our services, for those with Medicaid from other states, please contact us so we can check your coverage.
Message to clients
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness.
Education and work experience
Rhode Island Hospital Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, Psychiatrist, 2016 - Present
Brown University, Butler Hospital General Psychiatry Residency, 2012 - 2016
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD, 2012
Brown University, BA, 1998