Christopher  Dewey

Christopher Dewey

Psychologist, PsyD Practice: PVD Psychological Associates
Rhode Island Accepting Online
College Hill Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 4, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Dr. Christopher Dewey is a licensed clinical psychologist at PVD Psychological Associates. He is licensed in Rhode Island and provides online and in-person individual therapy to adolescents and adults. Dr. Dewey's areas of specialization and interest include anxiety, depression, gender affirming therapy, exploring the relationship between masculinity norms and depression, navigating interpersonal struggles, college student mental health, developmental transitions, developing a healthy and authentic identity, and relationship difficulties. He identifies as an integrative therapist, combining components of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), short-term psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) to meet the unique needs of his clients.


Message to clients

I believe that it is important to provide a warm, safe, and nonjudgmental environment to each of my clients to foster strong therapeutic relationships. I aim to take all intersecting aspects of my clients’ identities into account, while also recognizing the vast diversity that exists within specific groups. As such, I strive to create an individualized treatment plan for each of my clients and take a collaborative stance to make sure they are getting what they need out of therapy. In addition to individual factors, I believe that it is crucial to also consider how my clients are affected by their social network, societal attitudes and norms, and laws and other policies that impact their lives. Since everyone comes into therapy with their own preferences and varying levels of comfort with discussing their struggles, I make sure to remain open to feedback and try to work at a speed that is most helpful to my clients.


Specialties

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.

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • 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
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $225
  • Initial session: $275 (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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

College Hill practice
382 Thayer Street, Providence , Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

PVD Psychological Associates, Licensed Psychologist, 2021 - Present

Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2020


Licensure

Rhode Island: PS01967


Languages

English