Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in Rhode Island

Psychiatrists are Medical Doctors (MDs and DOs) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who can prescribe psychiatric medications. Some offer talk therapy as well. Great psychiatrists spend time getting to know you, your symptoms, and how therapy and medications might work well together to address for your unique challenges and life situations. If you are looking for a child or adolescent psychiatrist, check here.


Psychiatrists in Providence, RI

Dr. Stephanie Hartselle

Stephanie Hartselle, MD

Dr. Hartselle received her MD from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her adult psychiatry training at New York University/ Bellevue Hospitals and her child psychiatry fellowship at Brown University where she served as chief resident. Dr. Hartselle has particularly deep expertise in sleep-related issues, including the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, and management of complex, chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses.

Laura Whiteley, MD - Psychiatrist in Providence

Laura Whiteley, MD

Dr. Whiteley is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist and faculty member at Brown University's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Dr. Whiteley specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, attentional issues, and college and work issues. She has particular expertise in adolescent and young adult mood disorders. Dr. Whiteley completed her adult psychiatry residency at Butler Hospital and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Bradley Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

Paul Christopher, MD

Paul Christopher, MD

Dr. Christopher is a Brown University-trained, board-certified psychiatrist. He provides individually tailored psychotherapy and medication management to adults over eighteen. He specializes in treating job and academic stress, men's issues, life transitions, and relationship concerns. Dr. Christopher received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed psychiatry training at the Brown University Psychiatry Residency.

David Kahn, MD - Psychiatrist in Providence, RI

David Kahn, MD

Dr. Kahn is a psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience providing individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and medication management. He has particular specialty in interpersonal issues, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Dr. Kahn received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School, and completed residencies in General Psychiatry and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Meesha Ahuja, MD - Psychiatrist in Providence, RI

Meesha Ahuja, MD

Dr. Ahuja is a psychiatrist and the Director of the Young Adult Behavioral Health Program at Rhode Island Hospital, where she sees college students who are 18 - 26 years old and graduate students over this age range. She received her MD from The Pennsylvania State University and completed her psychiatry residency and fellowship at Brown University. She has particular expertise in anxiety, panic, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, substance use, acute stress reactions, grief/trauma, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and life transitions.

Dr. Harold Woodcome

Harold Woodcome III, MD

Dr. Woodcome is a psychiatrist at the Rhode Island Hospital Young Adult Behavioral Health Program, where he sees college students who are 18 - 26 years old and graduate students over this age range. He provides medication management and uses supportive therapy in his practice. Dr. Woodcome has expertise in working with clients dealing with anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and trauma-related disorders.


Psychiatrists in Pawtucket, RI

Sharon Philbin, APRN

Sharon Philbin, APRN

Sharon is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse offering medication management and talk therapy.  She specializes in ADD / ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Sharon received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008 from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing in 2010. 


Psychiatrists in East Greenwich, RI

Sarah Xavier, Psychiatrist in Lincoln and East Greenwich

Sarah Xavier, DO

Dr. Xavier has been a physician for over 15 years, with advanced training in Adult, Child & Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry from Yale University. Since her training, Dr. Xavier has worked extensively and directly with clients of all ages in a wide variety of settings and roles, including as the weekly consulting psychiatrist at the RI Family Court Mental Health Clinic, the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at Rhode Island Training School, the Associate Chief Psychiatrist at PAS at Butler Psychiatric Hospital, and presently, as the attending psychiatrist at the Bryant University Counseling Center

Nicole Miele, NP

Nicole Miele, PMHNP-BC

Nicole Miele is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in East Greenwich, RI. She sees women ages 18 - 45 for anxiety, mild to moderate depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood changes around the menstrual cycle, as well as postpartum anxiety and depression. While a major part of Nicole's role is medication management, she only prescribes medications when absolutely necessary, and tries to limit to one medication for each client. She also offers psychotherapy.


Psychiatrists in Barrington, RI

Lilia Romero-Bosch

Lilia Romero-Bosch, MD

Dr. Lilia Romero-Bosch is a psychiatrist in Barrington, RI, where she works to bring medicine and mental health care together. She is dedicated to the practice of Functional Medicine, utilizing blood work, genetic testing, and other medical testing to provide specialized care. Her Functional Psychiatry techniques help improve ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and other common psychiatric disorders, which are often not helped by medications alone.