Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Mon: Variable hours
Tue: Variable hours
Wed: Variable hours
Thu: Variable hours
Fri: Variable hours
Specialties & expertise
College mental health
Dr. Lauren Greve is a psychologist in Wayland Square in Providence, RI. She specializes in college mental health, anxiety concerns, depression, adjustment disorders, sexual orientation, gender identity, and trauma. Her office is within walking distance from Brown University and RISD, and she sees many undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, and faculty members.
Dr. Greve works with young adults, college students, and adults. She utilizes mindfulness practices and psychoanalytic therapy to help her clients change behavioral cycles as well as understand the root causes of these behaviors. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from New York University, and has over 10 years of experience working in college and hospital mental health settings as well as private practice.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
College mental health – adjustment to academic and social pressures, time management, self-care
Adjustment disorders – depression and/or anxiety related to transitional periods in life
Sexual identity – Questioning gender and sexuality; non-binary identification, transgender identification, queer identity, sexuality and power
Transgender topics – Provides therapeutic support before, during, and after transition
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
LGBTQ and gender identity issues– Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Panic disorders – Sudden, overwhelming panic attacks accompanied by physical symptoms of anxiety and fear
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Insurance
Providence College Student Insurance
Initial session: $175 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $90-$150 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Greve can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"We repeat patterns in our lives that are sometimes difficult to break, regardless of how painful these can be. Working collaboratively with a therapist, on a weekly basis, can help you gain insight into the root causes of these behavioral patterns, and subsequently make some changes both internally and in relation to others."
Treatment approachesPsychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2007 - Present
University of RI Counseling Center, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2006
Kings County Hospital Center, Intern, 2005 - 2006
New York University, PhD, 1998 - 2004