Emily  Spurrell

Emily Spurrell

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 10, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Infertility counseling
  • College mental health
  • Physician wellness
  • Couples counseling
  • Parenting
  • Graduate medical education
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Emily Spurrell is a seasoned psychologist in Providence, Rhode Island with deep expertise in eating disorders, college mental health, infertility, transition to parenthood, and physician mental health. Dr. Spurrell sees many members of the Brown University community, including undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Spurrell utilizes an eclectic approach, drawing upon her over 20 years of experience in private practice to tailor her style to each individual's needs. She incorporates both skill-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and insight-oriented approaches such as psychodynamic therapy. Dr. Spurrell values a team-based approach and works collaboratively with each client’s healthcare team to ensure progress and overall well-being.

Dr. Spurrell received her BA from Brown University, her PhD from Yale University, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess through Harvard Medical School. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Spurrell is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior through Brown University's Alpert Medical School and a Consulting Psychologist to the OB/GYN Residency Program at Women & Infants' Hospital. She is dedicated to the mental wellness of health professionals and runs support groups for medical school student and residents.

To make an appointment, please text Dr. Spurrell at 401-374-4897 or leave a voice message at 401-272-7347 x2.


Message to clients

I view therapy as a collaborative process. Much like an editor for a writer, a coach for an athlete, or a director for an actor, I respect that you bring your knowledge of yourself and I bring knowledge from years of listening and assisting others. I aim to create a private and safe place to sort through dilemmas, struggles, challenging feelings and experiences.


Specialties

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns

Infertility counseling - Experience working with infertility, pregnancy loss, perinatal psychology (mental health issues while pregnant), and peripartum / postpartum depression

College 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

Physician wellness - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Graduate medical education - Works with medical students to improve mental health and overall wellbeing

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $230 (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
  • Cash
  • Check

Location(s)

Providence practice
325 Angell Street, Providence, RI 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-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1997 - Present
Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Assistant Clinical Professor, 1999 - Present
Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School, Women & Infants' Hospital, OB/GYN Residency Program, Consulting Psychologist, 2001 - Present
Women & Infants' Hospital, GYN Oncology Fellowship Program, Clinical Educator, 2017 - Present
Women & Infants' Hospital, Division of Reproduction and Infertility, Staff Psychologist, 2001 - 2015
Butler Hospital, Eating Disorders Therapist and Research Psychologist, 1997 - 2000
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1995 - 1997
Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, Assistant Clinical Director, 1993 - 1995
Women & Infants' Hospital, Fellowship in Mental Health, Faculty

Yale University, PhD, 1996
Yale University, MPhil, 1993
Yale University, MA, 1992
Brown University, BA, 1988


Languages

English