Dr. Blaney works with a variety of adult clients to focus on improving health, quality of life, relationships and overall well being with the use of evidence based practices (such as CBT and ACT). she works with clients on skills to improve perspective, communication, clarify goals and work towards behavior change. She is a Clinical Psychologist with strong focus on motivation, health promotion, and health behavior change. She focuses on a collaborative approach to care designed to help clients be able to live the life they are seeking. She works to improve a focus on values to help guide clients goals. She focuses on empowerment and clients strengths to help build skills for shifting and adapting unhelpful/ineffective thinking and behavioral patterns.
Dr. Cerissa Blaney received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island with a focus in Health Psychology. She completed an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University with a focus in Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care. Currently she works part time at Brown Physicians Inc and holds a clinical faculty appointment at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Dr. Blaney works the rest of the time at her private practice which is conducted via Telehealth only (even when the pandemic is over).
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 8 years
Brown Physicians Inc - Brown Medicine Internal Medicine, Integrated Care Psychologist, 2020 - Present
Cerissa Blaney PhD LLC, Owner , 2020 - Present
University of Central Florida, Director Integrated Behavioral Health, 2015 - 2019
Brown University - Alpert Medical School- Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
Brown University - Alpert Medical School- Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Resident, 2013
University of Rhode Island, PhD Clinical Psychology, 2013