Certified Nurse Practitioner, CNP
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
New View Health and Wellness, LLC
208 Governor Street
Providence, RI 02906
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Bipolar Disorder
- Learning disabilities
- Autism Spectrum
- Academic Issues
- Compulsive behaviors & impulse control
- Panic disorders
Lorrie MacDonald is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Providence, RI specializing in mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, trauma, anxiety, and ADHD. She sees children, teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults. She has over twenty-five years of experience in nursing, and draws upon this experience to inform her client-centered approach to medication management and therapy.
In addition to providing medication management when necessary, Lorrie helps clients make lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, and build practical skills, such as healthy coping strategies, self-advocacy, and resiliency. She enjoys working with students, and goes the extra mile to help clients master new academic and social settings.
Lorrie believes in the importance of working collaboratively with other care providers, including primary care physicians and talk therapists to provide highly coordinated, individualized care. She offers extended hours on Monday and Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday appointments to make her care accessible to as many people as possible. She also offers video appointments to clients located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
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
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Autism spectrum disorders
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Initial session: $250 (60min)
- Ongoing medication visits: $100 (30min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Lorrie can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"Life is full of challenges that oftentimes are difficult to handle. I work with my patients to find realistic solutions through medication, talk therapy, building resiliency while utilizing the skills that you possess. As a Nurse Practitioner, I believe healing is through a partnership and I will help to find medications and resources to educate and support you while facing challenges such as your mood, anxiety, or focusing. Through my work as a college professor, I understand challenges that the students face and am equipped to help you develop skills necessary to be successful in both your life and academic path."
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Harrington Hospital Outpatient Mental Health, 2016 - Present
MCPHS University, Assistant Professor, 2011 - Present
King Faisal University, Assistant Professor Mentor, 2014 - 2016
Nursing (including emergency, administration, medical, surgical, and transplant), 1991 - 2017
Regis College, Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2016
St. Anselm College, Certificate in Nursing Leadership, 2014
University of Phoenix, MSN, 2011
New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, 1991
New Hampshire College, BS in Counseling, 1989