Chantelle  Pseekos
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Chantelle Pseekos

They/Them/Theirs

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online

Throughout each year, I dedicate six to eight days to provide complimentary phone screens for potential clients. I can be a good fit for someone seeking long-term support every four to six weeks!

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated October 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment & Relational Concerns
  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Coping Support for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, & Recent Graduates
  • Relationships
  • Diversity, Multicultural, LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Long-Term Counseling
  • Work/Life Balance Support

Professional statement

Dr. Chantelle Pseekos is a Licensed Psychologist in Rhode Island (RI). Dr. Chantelle has a Secure HIPPA Compliant Video Counseling practice in RI as the Founder of Counseling in Seagulls' Cove, LLC, including PAVICTS: Telehealth Services for Individuals, Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Higher Education Faculty & Staff, Young Professionals, Students, & Recent College Graduates. As an openly Non-binary person/LGBTQ+ community member & Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Chantelle supports social justice toward cultivating a safe, compassionate and affirming counseling experience for clients from a variety of racial, ethnic, sexual/gender identity-related, and religious/spiritual backgrounds.

Dr. Chantelle served in six University/College Counseling Centers in the Northeast, Deep South, Southwest, and Midwest, providing individual, couples, and group counseling support across the country. Dr. Chantelle has written/published several articles and a book focused on consciousness-raising related to harmful stereotypes, promoting our understanding of the importance of person-environment fit on workplace satisfaction/fulfillment, working with clients' metaphors, and enhancing understanding of the impact of anger on wellness. Remaining a long-term member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Divisions 17 & 44 reflects Dr. Chantelle's life-long commitment to social justice service in Counseling Psychology & support for clients who express gender and/or sexual diversity, as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Dr. Chantelle applies an integrative approach. Long-term counseling is available, as well as employee assistance support. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Mindfulness-Based, Attachment/Relational, Interpersonal Processing, Multicultural/LGBTQ+ Affirming, Emotion Focused, Cognitive, Behavioral, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, and other helpful counseling strategies/approaches are available!


Message to clients

Thanks for exploring my Zencare page to see if I may be the right fit to support you on your journey toward improving relationships, expanding your toolbox of healthy coping skills, making meaning of these challenging times in our world (e.g., COVID, racism, social injustice), and feeling better in your daily life!

Since I am actively licensed to support clients living in Rhode Island, I am unable to serve those living in Connecticut/Massachusetts/other states. As I am not a Trauma Specialist, I encourage individuals seeking trauma-focused support to reach out to an EMDR certified Zencare Trauma Specialist. As I typically meet with clients once every four to six weeks, treatment of Substance Dependence, Severe Depression/Bipolar Conditions, and Anorexia/Bulimia also typically fall beyond my scope of care for ongoing client support.

Potential future clients often reach out when they tried therapy before, yet found the match was not the right fit (e.g., being charged when you need to cancel for something important in your life, hearing "uh-huh" without gaining insight/coping skills). I believe flexibility, cultural awareness/competency, and connection is essential for healing! -Dr. Chantelle


Specialties

Attachment & Relational Concerns - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns; fostering healthy family relationships

Anxiety & Panic - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Coping Support for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, & Recent Graduates - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, identity development, self-esteem enhancement, and anxiety and/or depression

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Diversity, Multicultural, LGBTQ+ Concerns - Working with clients from various walks of life and diverse backgrounds

Long-Term Counseling - Working with clients in a long-term capacity

Work/Life Balance Support - Helping clients manage external stressors and pressures in order to achieve a suitable work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Monthly
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Dr. Chantelle is also an in-network provider for Employee (staff/faculty) insurance plans provided by the following Colleges/Universities (through Blue Cross Blue Shield):

Johnson & Wales University

Rhode Island College

University of Rhode Island


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 1:30pm-8:30pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Self, Creator of Counseling in Seagulls' Cove, LLC, Licensed Psychologist, 2019 - Present
Self, Creator of PAVICTS Telehealth, Licensed Psychologist, 2019 - Present
Self, Private Practice of Dr. Chantelle Pseekos, Licensed Psychologist, 2014 - Present


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Dr. Pseekos thoughtfully prompted me to think about why I was seeking treatment, engaged with my responses, and promptly followed up after our call."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Dr. Pseekos was easy to talk with and projected knowledge and experience during our session."
- Zencare client • March 2021
"Dr. Chantelle was very caring and explained how they thought they might be able to help me."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"They were attentive and informative."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"I liked how comforting they were when helping to walk me through the process of the therapeutic experience. Their tone was calming and I felt instantly reassured—even during our initial call."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"Dr. Pseekos was very affirming and helpful to talk with, even during such a short introductory call."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"Dr. Pseekos is incredibly genuine, kind, patient, knowledgeable and discerning."
- Zencare client • September 2020