We are offering a group based on principles from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), two empirically supported treatments aimed at helping people build meaningful lives by acting in ways consistent with their own values and viewing things in a balanced and flexible way. The goal is to help college-aged students clarify their own values (as opposed to others' -- society's, family's, friends' values), accept discomfort and uncertainty, and think more flexibly as they build independence and connections and make decisions about their future.
Participants may use insurance if they have United Healthcare Student Plan (Brown, RISD, JWU).
Dr. Sarit Lesser is a clinical psychologist in Providence, RI with a specialization in new mothers and college students. Dr. Lesser completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she worked at the Rhode Island Hospital Partial Hospitalization Program, conducting individual, couples, family and group therapy with patients with various acute psychiatric disorders.
During her studies, she conducted research on new mothers and motherhood. She is passionate about this topic, and enjoys working with mothers and parents throughout pregnancy and postpartum periods, offering parental counseling as well. She also enjoys seeing college students and has worked at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Counseling Services.
Dr. Lesser uses a variety of evidence-based and humanistic therapeutic approaches in her work, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment-based work. She is committed to supporting individuals and families in living healthier, fuller, and more meaningful lives.
Dr. Lesser works with teenagers, young adults, college students, adults, and parents. She offers sessions in both English and Hebrew.