Jessica L Stewart
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Jessica L Stewart

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, CP
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Wayland Waitlist In-person

I no longer have availability for new clients. If you would like to be added to my waitlist, please send me a note with some general information and we can connect in the future.

Updated September 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Life coaching
  • Neuropsychological testing

Professional statement

Dr. Jessica Stewart is a clinical psychologist in Providence, Rhode Island, who specializes in working with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, family disconnect and conflict, life challenges and changes, and identity development and appreciation.

Dr. Stewart has over 25 years of experience, working in a variety of settings with people of all ages, backgrounds, and presenting challenges. In addition to private practice, she has worked in private and public schools, outpatient clinics, inpatient and residential hospitals, and medical settings. She has presented nationally and is a published author on topics related to her expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

While CBT is her primary approach to therapy, Dr. Stewart incorporates aspects of mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology into her care for clients. She believes a therapeutic relationship is most effective when it focuses on identifying and incorporating the client’s strengths in order to expand their competencies, heal from hurts and trauma, and more confidently move in a consciously-chosen direction (not one that results from reactions to the challenges faced). In addition to counseling, Dr. Stewart conducts psychological and neuropsychological evaluations and supports teens and young adults in better understanding who they are as learners and building their competencies as doers.

Dr. Stewart grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts, studied psychology and philosophy in college in Kentucky, then moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school and the first 10 years of her career. She returned to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island area to raise her family closer to home. Dr. Stewart sees patients in person in her office on the East Side or via telehealth.


Message to clients

The fact that you are here, looking for the right therapist for YOU means you have already taken a great first step! Therapy is a choice, and it will be empowering, but also challenging and even painful at times. It's critical to feel, and truly be, understood and emotionally safe in this work. Then you will be most open and honest, and the growth will be that much more rewarding!

I am warm and compassionate, but also direct and genuine in my approach. And I believe humor is a great tool for reducing the power our fears and anxieties have over us. Together we'll help you better understand the ways your experiences have impacted and shaped the way you think, feel, and respond in the present. And we'll identify what you would like to change in order to be a more intentional, healed, and happier person in the future.

Whether you choose to work with me or someone you feel will fit your needs best, just keep making the next healthy choice for yourself and your wellbeing. You deserve it!


Specialties

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

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.

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Neuropsychological testing - Evaluations of general brain functioning, as well as assessment for changes or impairments. Typically involves an interview, as well as series of tests.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Wayland practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

Private Practice, 2001 - Present
Moses Brown School, Psychologist, 2012 - 2021
Old Rochester Regional School District, Psychologist, 2005 - 2012

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Psy.D., 2004
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, M.S., 2002
University of Pennsylvania, M.S.Ed., 1996


Licensure

Rhode Island: 00967

Massachusetts: 8551


Languages

English