Lauren Greve PhD

Lauren Greve

Psychologist, PhD

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Young adults / college students (18 - 24)


Mon: Variable hours
Tue: Variable hours
Wed: Variable hours
Thu: Variable hours
Fri: Variable hours
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • College mental health

  • Cultural competence

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Sexual orientation

  • Gender identity

  • Trauma

Professional statement

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)

General expertise

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

  • First Health

  • Brown University Student Insurance

  • Providence College Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

  • Ongoing individual sessions: $140/session (50min)

  • Ongoing couples sessions: $150/session

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $90 - $140 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."

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



Client testimonials

Dr. Greve is extremely smart, not just in her chosen field, but about life in general which makes her a pleasure to talk to. She has been instrumental in helping me identify negative patterns in my thought processes and my actions. She is open, kind and a very good listener. She won’t leave you sitting there with long uncomfortable silences to test your resolve and she won’t just sit there and nod her head and say, “hmm. . . and how does that make you feel” and nothing else. She asks intelligent poignant questions that will help you understand whatever situation you find yourself in.
— Female Professional (2018)