Selene MacKinnon, PsyD

Selene MacKinnon

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new individual clients and clients for group therapy


 

Clientele

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults

Specialties & expertise

  • ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Group therapy

Professional statement

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.


Specialties

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


Insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tufts

Out-of-pocket fees

  • 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."



Education and work experience

RICBT, Clinical Psychologist

Brown University, Fellowship
Indiana State University, Psy.D
Rhode Island College, BA


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

Dr. MacKinnon is a highly skilled clinician, specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatments of a variety of problems. Patients find her to be a warm, compassionate, and empathic clinician.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, OCD, phobias, sleep issues, stress management, trauma
— Kristin Maki, PhD (2017)
Dr. MacKinnon is warm person and competent psychologist. I have gotten positive feedback from clients whom we have shared. She has expertise in a number of areas including adult ADHD and bereavement. She delivers quality individual and group treatment and strives to provide innovative approaches. Dr. MacKinnon is pleasant and welcoming.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Adult ADHD/organizational strategies, bereavement, anxiety, depression, adjustment
— Patricia Engler, Ph.D. (2017)
Dr. MacKinnon is a fantastic psychologist. She is incredibly caring, thoughtful, and full of helpful strategies. She is also amazingly experienced; she’s made a difference in people’s lives in so many different ways. She is also highly organized and excellent at helping people stay accountable for making positive changes.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anxiety, depression, stress, ADD/ADHD, trauma.
— Ben Johnson, PhD, ABPP (2017)