Holly Tytell, MD

Holly Tytell

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments



Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Graduate students
Medical students
International students


Mon: Varies
Tue: Varies
Wed: Varies
Thu: Varies
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Graduate, medical school, and college mental health

  • Anxiety

  • Mood disorders

  • Interpersonal issues

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Trauma and family of origin issues

  • Psychopharmacology / medication


Professional statement

Dr. Tytell is a Brown-educated psychiatrist in Providence, RI, with an expertise in graduate and college mental health. She is a faculty member of the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She has experience in both complex psychopharmacology as well as psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She specializes in working with students with a history of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD throughout their academic careers. It is important to her to gain a deep understanding of her patients in order to provide them with therapy and/or medication to allow them to be both successful as students and to navigate interpersonal relationships in a healthy way.

Dr. Tytell works to provide a safe and compassionate environment in order to allow patients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Often, patterns of thinking, relating, and behaving develop in childhood that make it difficult to manage relationships and be successful in school or in one’s career. The goal is to develop increasing flexibility and healthier ways of relating, which allow for deeper and more connected relationships and more fulfilling and productive lives. Dr. Tytell has experience in working with college, graduate, and medical students as they write their dissertations, work through difficult courses, and make decisions around their careers.  She also sees many medical professionals as they progress throughout their training.  As a former emergency physician, she has an understanding of the pressures associated with caregiving and vicarious trauma.

Dr. Tytell received her MD and completed her psychiatry residency at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She previously completed residencies in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Northwestern University, bringing in-depth expertise in both psychological and physical wellness to her private practice. 


Graduate, medical school, and college mental health – Challenges facing graduate, medical, and college students including adjustment, academics, relationships, and stress
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Mood disorders – Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression
Interpersonal issues – Addresses interpersonal challenges as a couple, parent, family member, or friend
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Trauma and family of origin issues – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Psychopharmacology / medication management – Prescribing and optimizing medication regimens

General expertise

Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Perinatal mental health – Anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns specific to childbearing women and their families; Navigating complex emotions and the transition to parenthood during pregnancy and the postpartum period


  • Brown University Student Insurance

  • RISD Student Insurance (Out-of-network benefits; Dr. Tytell bills insurance herself)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: To be discussed with Dr. Tytell

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

Message to clients

"Working together with someone experienced in complex psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to understand you and help you to overcome emotional and mental health issues that may be interfering with happiness and success in academic life and interpersonal relationships."

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2006 - Present
Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis, 2014 - Present
Brown University, Psychiatry Residency, 2004
Emergency Medicine Physician, 1982 - 2001
Northwestern University, Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine Residency, 1982
Brown University, SCB in Biomedical Sciences & MD,  1978