Accepting new clients
Teenagers (16 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Group therapy sessions
Specialties & expertise
- Binge eating
- Weight management (losing weight)
- Smoking cessation
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
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
- 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."
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
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