Lindsay Schnetzer, PhD - Psychologist in Providence Rhode Island

Lindsay Schnetzer
Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients

Practice: Young Adult Behavioral Health Program

NOTE: Only sees college students who are 18 - 26 years old and graduate students over this age range.

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    About Dr. Schnetzer

  • Expertise in common college challenges, including mood disorders, anxiety, existential crises, trauma, and substance use
  • Practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, and mindfulness practices
  • Works with college students and young adults
  • Accepts most major insurances



Dr. Lindsay Schnetzer is a psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital's Young Adult Behavioral Health Program in Providence, RI. She is dedicated to providing accessible care to young adults and college students who are navigating mental illness while also going to school and transitioning to adulthood.

Dr. Schnetzer has experience supporting clients through many common college challenges, such as mood disorders, existential crises, academic challenges, sexuality and gender concerns, and trauma. She also works with clients who are struggling with physical challenges, such as chronic illness, pain management, and healthy weight management.

In her practice, Dr. Schnetzer combines approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, existential therapy, and mindfulness practices. She is passionate about getting to know her clients beyond a diagnosis, and helping them reconnect to their passions and loved ones.



"Regardless of someone’s diagnosis, my aim is to get to know you as a person – to understand what you love, and what you want to be about in this world. And if you don’t know – helping you discover what that might be. To me, one of the saddest things about mental illness is that it tends to pull people away from who and what they care about. An essential part of treatment then, is helping you to re-connect to these things, even when painful thoughts and emotions show up. I feel really lucky to have a job where I get to help guide people in that process."


Rhode Island Hospital, Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, 2016 - Present
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
VA Maine Healthcare System, Predoctoral Internship, 2015

University of Mississippi, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, 2015
University of Mississippi, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, 2011
Franklin & Marshall College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2004




Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
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
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
or burn out; learning self-care
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships


ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
LGBQ topics – Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) 



Young adults / college students (18 - 24)