Samantha  Collum

Samantha Collum

Psychologist, PsyD
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Wayland Square Waitlist In-person

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Updated September 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • College, graduate, and medical student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Samantha Collum is a psychologist in Rhode Island. Dr. Collum's specialties include trauma, anxiety, anger management, relationships, depression, and college, graduate, and medical students' mental health.

Dr. Collum has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, having specialized in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during her pre-doctoral internship at the White River Junction VA Medical Center and post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School. Dr. Collum continues her work with trauma patients working in Trauma Recovery Services at a large Medical Center where she was involved with research into PTSD and anger in returning veterans for several years, and continues to specialize in these areas where she also utilizes her training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD. In addition, Dr. Collum serves as a faculty member with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Dr. Collum also uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy in her sessions. She combines these evidence-based techniques with her warm, empathic, and direct style to create an atmosphere for growth. Dr. Collum sees young adults, college students, graduate students, medical students, and adults in her private practice.


Message to clients

Reaching out for therapy for the first time can be incredibly difficult. It's my philosophy that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. My approach is to start by openly exploring factors that bring you to my office, such as thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and relational patterns towards getting to the core issues. This helps us in building a safe, caring, and non-judgmental relational foundation for creating meaningful change in a client-centered environment. I believe that fit is integral in our work together, and would like to hear about what has/hasn't worked well in past therapeutic relationships towards guiding therapy to fit your individual treatment goals.


Specialties

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias

Anger management - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

College, graduate, and medical student mental health - Navigating transitions and pressures in academic and social life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

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
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Wayland Square practice
1 Richmond Square, Suite 103k, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
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 Closed
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Perspective Providence Therapy, 2021 - Present
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2016 - Present
Providence VA Medical Center, 2014 - Present
Providence Psychology Services, Psychologist, 2017 - 2021
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014 - 2015
White River Junction VA Medical Center, Predoctoral Internship, 2013 - 2014

Baylor University, PsyD, 2014
Baylor University, MS, 2011
Connecticut College, BA, 2007


Licensure

Rhode Island: PS01516


Languages

English