Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
Loss and grief
Dr. Selene MacKinnon is a clinical psychologist with particular specialty in ADHD for young adults and adults. She offers both individual and group therapy for ADHD, including groups on organizational skills, overcoming procrastination, and time management. Dr. MacKinnon also enjoys working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety (including social anxiety and panic attacks), depression, and grief and loss.
Dr. MacKinnon strives to create both an organized and caring environment in order to provide her clients with the best skills to handle life's challenges and achieve their full potential. She works at the group practice RICBT in East Providence, providing support and skills using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges; sees individuals and runs group therapy sessions
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Initial sessions: $200/session (45min)
Ongoing sessions: $150/session (45min)
Group sessions: $50/session
Therapist's note: If you are seeking out-of-network sessions, Dr. MacKinnon can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company and/or submit your claims for you.
Message to clients
"My approach as a therapist is first and foremost a non-judgmental one. That means I don't judge you for anything you're experiencing, any difficulties you're having, or anything you're thinking or doing. I think it's really important that a person feels safe in therapy to be able to share what is on his or her mind and to know that they will not be judged by their therapist."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Education and work experience
RICBT, Clinical Psychologist
Brown University, Fellowship
Indiana State University, Psy.D
Rhode Island College, BA