Psychiatrists Near Me in Rhode Island

Find the best psychiatrists in Rhode Island. The following psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in treating mental health conditions. Psychiatrists offer a combination of traditional talk therapy and medication management but will draw on different therapeutic modalities depending on whether they see children, adolescents, or adults.

Most Rhode Island psychiatrists are based in Providence, but there are practitioners located throughout the state.

Rhode Island psychiatrists accept payment from several insurances, most commonly Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, UnitedHealthcare, and the state’s university health plans. It’s also possible to find psychiatrists who are in-network with insurances like Aetna, Beacon Health, Cigna, and Neighborhood Health. If you end up paying out of pocket, sessions range from $250 to more than $300 per session in Rhode Island. It’s helpful to note that you may be charged an additional amount for medication, if prescribed.

Therapy sessions with Rhode Island psychiatrists usually last 45 minutes to one hour.

Find vetted psychiatrists in Rhode Island below. Click on any professional to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

Psychiatrists in Rhode Island

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How to find a psychiatrist in Rhode Island

How much do psychiatrists charge for therapy in Rhode Island?

If your psychiatrist accepts insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per session. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay $250 to $300+ per session until your insurance starts contributing. Similarly, if you’re paying out of pocket, your therapy will cost anywhere from $250 to more than $300 per session.

You can also ask your psychiatrist if they offer a sliding scale, or reduced fee, to clients with limited financial resources. In Rhode Island, sliding scales range between $80 and $150 per session.

It’s helpful to note that you may be charged an additional amount for medication, if prescribed.

Does health insurance cover therapy sessions with a psychiatrist in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island psychiatrists accept payment from a variety of insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, and the state’s university health plans. However, these providers may have long waitlists or few available hours.

You can see a psychiatrist who isn’t paneled with your insurance, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher as you’ll only receive partial reimbursement. For details about your out-of-network coverage, contact your plan or search your plan documents for your summary of benefits.

What should I look for in a psychiatrist in Rhode Island?

All Rhode Island psychiatrists have a medical degree and residency training in psychiatry. In addition, all psychiatrists must pass a licensing exam. Many psychiatrists also pursue specialized training in areas like child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, or psychopharmacology.

Before you start therapy, be sure your psychiatrist has experience helping clients with concerns like yours. The better your psychiatrist understands your situation, the more likely it is that your therapy will succeed.

What types of challenges can psychiatrists help with?

Psychiatrists are qualified to diagnose and treat a range of mental health issues including anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders. Most psychiatrists begin by asking about other illnesses, physical symptoms, and family history before developing a comprehensive treatment plan.

Where are most psychiatrists in Rhode Island located?

Most Rhode Island psychiatrists see clients in Providence, but there are practitioners located throughout the state in cities like Pawtucket, Barrington, East Greenwich and Cranston.

And while most Rhode Island psychiatrists see clients in-person, some offer remote or online sessions as well.