Not accepting new clients
Practice: Young Adult Behavioral Health Program
NOTE: Only accepts college students who are 18 - 26 years old and graduate students over this age range.
Specialties & expertise
- Anxiety, depression
- Family issues
- Intersecting identities
- LGBTQ topics, sexual orientation
- Life transitions, Existential challenges / crises
- Substance abuse
- Transgender identities
Dr. Justin Martino-Harms specializes in anxiety, depression, family issues, LGBTQ+ topics, gender orientation, life transitions, substance abuse, and transgender identities. His therapeutic approach incorporates aspects of acceptance commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, and multicultural therapy. He is part of the Young Adult Behavioral Health Program at Rhode Island Hospital.
Dr. Martino-Harms received his degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and has since worked at several universities and hospitals in the community.
Anxiety, depression – Feeling down, overall mood disturbance, difficulty being motivated, bipolar disorder; generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias; staying engaged in life in a meaningful way for peple who have biologically-based depression or anxiety
Family issues – Making sense of family disruptions, financial/economic instability/changes, difficulty achieving independence from parents; coming out
LGBTQ topics, sexual orientation – Dealing with microaggressions, experiences of not being accepted; coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues; non-binary identification; sexuality and power; issues around oppression
Life transitions, Existential challenges / crises – Finding a stronger sense of self and personal meaning; developing self-compassion; adjusting to college or work
Substance abuse – Including tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol
Transgender identities – Non-binary identification; defining one's gender; coming out, advocacy, body adjustment issues, getting needs met in the school community, safety, relationships, health care, family issues
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Brown University Student Health Insurance (Consolidated Health)
- Cigna (see Note 1 below)
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Johnson & Wales Student Insurance (United Health)
- Medicaid (see Note 2 below)
- Neighborhood Health
- PHCS / Multiplan
- Providence College Student Insurance (Tufts)
- RISD Student Health Insurance (United Health)
- United Health
- Initial session: 60min
- Ongoing sessions: 50min
- Group sessions: 60min
Note 1: Cigna is only accepted if your plan offers Out-of-network benefits; please call Cigna to 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
"One of the core things that’s important to me is the relationship between the person sitting in front of me and myself. What I really seek to do is understand what’s important to an individual, whether that’s doing well in school, or relationships with friends, family, and significant others, and help the person to identify what’s getting in the way and how they can be more engaged and live a vital and meaningful life. And so, whether that’s depression, anxiety, past incidents, we can talk and learn how to relate to those memories, thoughts, and emotions differently. And that way the person can be more engaged in their life, more engaged and less stuck."
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.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Multicultural TherapyFounded on a worldview that accepts and appreciates diversity within and between groups of individuals and embraces a) transcultural interactions and learning, b) respect for the cohesive function of cultural traditions and rituals, c) freedom to be critical of cultural dictates, behaviors, and attitudes detrimental to individuals and institutions, and d) a human homogeny that assumes human beings have diverse and often conflicting identities and allegiances.
Education and work experience
Rhode Island Hospital, Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, 2016 - Present
Rhode Island College, Psychologist, 2015 - 2016
University of Rhode Island, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2015
Mercy Medical Center Dubuque, EAP Counselor, 2013 - 2014
University of Michigan, Doctoral Intern, 2012 - 2013
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Assistant, 2008 - 2012
YOU INC., Education Specialist, 2007 - 2009
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 2008 – 2013