Ronnesia Gaskins PhD

Ronnesia Gaskins

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments with a 2-3 week wait



Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Work, relationship, school stress

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Sleep, exercise, and nutrition

  • Children & adolescents

  • Family therapy

Professional statement

Dr. Gaskins received her PhD in Medical (Clinical) Psychology and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed an internship in Behavioral Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Her clinical work, teaching, and research have focused on providing evidence-based treatments to adults, children, adolescents and families in a broad range of clinical difficulties, including in general mental health, making healthy lifestyle changes, and child, adolescent and family concerns.

Dr. Gaskins takes a client-centered, holistic approach to care, providing a safe, supportive and reflective environment to optimize patient growth and fulfillment while incorporating into the therapeutic process the impact of individual (mind, body, physical health), systemic and other social and environmental factors across the developmental spectrum.


Anxiety – Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and anxiety caused by relationships and work
Adjustment disorders – Including school adjustment, college adjustment
Chronic disease management – e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes
Child and adolescent behavioral difficulties – Including acting out, school adjustment difficulties, parent training/coaching, and developmental disabilities
Developmental disabilities – Including social, communication, and behavioral challenges related to autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD
Nutrition management –  Including problems with restricted and/or overeating
Parent training / childrearing Helping parents with their own challenges within the context of supporting children
Sleep management – e.g. insomnia
Smoking cessation – Building and reinforcing behavioral changes, managing cravings and emotions related to smoking cessation
Stress management – Building healthy coping mechanisms to manage stress at school, home, and work
Weight management  Including weight, diet and physical activity management


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Brown University Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • First session: $230 (60min)

  • Family / couples session: $190/session (45min)

  • Individual session: $160/session (45min)

Therapist's note: Dr. Gaskins can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Message to clients

"My practice is client-centered and focuses on helping individuals adapt, reflect and cope with struggles in a supportive and safe environment. I work with children and adults, both individually and as a family. I have experience treating individuals from diverse educational, racial, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds. I primarily use evidence-based treatment approaches, e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, tailored to meet your needs and/or those of your family."

Education and work experience

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Postdoctoral fellowship in developmental pediatrics
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Internship in Behavioral Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham, MSc in Public Health  
University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD in Medical (Clinical) Psychology