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Dr. Tom Lavin is a psychotherapist in RI who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 40 years. He is a generalist, but has a special interest in treating performance anxiety, loss and grief, and men’s issues.
Dr. Lavin’s approach is rooted in an existential, humanistic perspective, that is, creating a safe space where clients can explore and improve both their inner and outer worlds, and discover fresh possibilities for places where they feel stuck or confused. In treating stress, he often incorporates mindfulness practices and biofeedback technology when those can be helpful.
Dr. Lavin works with clients ages 17 and older, and having worked as a staff psychologist and the Director of the Counseling Center at Rhode Island College for 35 years, he has extensive experience with all the challenges of college students.
Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, among many other symptoms
Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; coping with the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Men's health - Including grappling with questions of masculinity, what it means to be a man, overall psychological health
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private practice, 1980 - Present
Rhode Island College, Staff Psychologist and Director, 1982 - 2017
SUNY-New Paltz, Staff Psychologist, 1978 - 1982
University of Missouri-Columbia, PhD., 1978
"Tom Lavin is an enormously seasoned and skilled therapist who is warm, authentic, confident, funny and caring. He connects easily with people from all walks of life, and is quick to understand the complexities of a person, their unique situation and the struggles they face. Tom’s depth of experience allows him to bring helpful insight and practical solutions for those dealing with either situational obstacles or life-long challenges. He listens with an empathic ear and generous heart."- Barbara Krementz, LICSW • June 2017