Patricia Engler, PhD

Patricia Engler

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients



Teenagers (16 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)
Group therapy sessions

Specialties & expertise

  • Binge eating
  • Weight management (losing weight)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Smoking cessation

Professional statement

Dr. Patricia Engler is a clinical psychologist at the group practice RICBT in East Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Engler has experience helping individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, and particularly focuses on behavioral health changes for her clients. She has special expertise in weight loss, binge eating, and smoking cessation. She prioritizes a collaborative and supportive approach in her treatment. 

Dr. Engler provides clients with tools informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She works with teens through older adults, and holds group therapy sessions for weight loss. Dr. Engler provides a warm and welcoming environment for her clients that she balances with her focus on practical strategies to change behavior.


Binge eating – Including bulimia, binge eating, overeating
Weight management (losing weight) – Healthy approaches to losing weight and promoting positive body image

General expertise

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
Smoking cessation – Decreasing smoking behaviors, navigating social and emotional ramifications, supporting positive changes


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tufts

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $200/session (45min)
  • Continuing sessions: $150/session (45min)
  • Group sessions: $50/session

Therapist's note: If you are seeking out-of-network sessions, Dr. Engler can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company and/or submit your claims for you.

Message to clients

"I follow a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy (CBT). I work with adults and older teens on a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and health behavior change. My particular areas of focus include weight loss, binge eating, and smoking cessation. I take a collaborative approach and seek to provide a supportive environment where individuals feel comfortable openly discussing their concerns. I hope that this team approach helps to alleviate apprehension that may accompany seeking treatment. My goal is to reduce discomfort, enhance skills, and provide tools that allow one to reach one's goals as well as effectively cope with future challenges."

Education and work experience

RICBT, Psychologist, 2012 - present
Brown University, Investigator and Assistant Professor, 2005 - 2012
Rhode Island Hospital, 2003 - 2012

Brown University, Fellowship, 2003 - 2005
Kent State University, Ph.D., 2003
Connecticut College, MA, 1995
Providence College, BA, 1993



Professional endorsements

Dr. Engler is a compassionate therapist who strives to help her clients achieve both mental and physical health so that they can reach their full potential in life. She takes a caring, non-judgmental approach, is skillful and insightful and is easy to talk to.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Weight loss, anxiety, depression.
— Selene MacKinnon, PsyD (2017)
Dr. Engler is a caring, compassionate therapist, with expertise in delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Weight loss, binge eating, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, stress
— Kristin Maki, PhD (2017)