Sage Goodwin, LMFT

Patricia Engler
Psychologist, Ph.D.

Accepting new clients (updated May 30, 2017)

Dr. Engler is a caring, compassionate therapist, with expertise in delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy."

- Kristin Maki, Ph.D. (2017)

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Chat briefly to ensure a good match before a full appointment. (Free)

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If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email RICBT here.

    About Dr. Engler

  • Expertise in binge eating disorders and bulimia, weight management (weight loss), anxiety, depression, and smoking cessation
  • Practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Works with teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, parents, seniors, and groups
  • Has particular focus on health-related behaviors
  • Runs a "CBT for Weight Loss & Wellness" group
  • Member of the group practice RICBT

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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.

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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 & 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

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

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

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

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

clientele

CLIENTELE

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

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


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, Psy.D.
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, Ph.D. (2017)