Therapists Specializing in Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in Rhode Island

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a diagnosis in the category of depressive disorders that involves both physical and psychological symptoms around the time of menstruation. The symptoms are like those of premenstrual syndrome but more severe. While it is very normal for women to experience mild discomfort around the time of menstruation, premenstrual dysphoric disorder causes significant distress and affects participation in normal work and social activities.

The therapists below can help women who are struggling with premenstrual dysphoric disorder to better understand the condition and learn new coping strategies. Therapists might focus on identifying patterns in cycle and mood, or on increasing preparedness to respond more effectively to triggers. It’s also common for therapists to help clients develop more helpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors through a talking therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). While CBT is commonly used and efficacious for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, there are also different approaches that can be beneficial.

Discuss the options with therapists in Rhode Island below who specialize in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Stacy Donn Cristo

Stacy Donn Cristo

252 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

As a holistic psychotherapist, I am most interested in embodiment. Our body is a fascinating landscape filled with information, wisdom, and truth that offers liberation from suffering. When we build a relationship with the inner landscape and knowing of our body we build a profound relationship with our Self. I want to hold space for care and trust and curiosity to emerge. If you are interested in personal growth or deep healing, whether it is inner inquiry arising, unresolved trauma, or phase-of-life challenges, together we work to find meaning, purpose, and reconciliation with a practice of mindful curiosity, compassion and the wisdom of your body.

I love working with Adults as we have agency! Young adulthood is a difficult yet fertile time within our lifespan; we have limited perspective and experience, yet there is so much to work with and so much ahead of us! Entering therapy at this stage allows us to build a strong foundation for the life ahead! In mid to later adulthood we have an amazing opportunity to get to know ourselves more fully and build from a foundation already set gaining clarity, meaning and purpose designed for the unique person that we are growing into!

At no matter what stage of our lives we find ourself in, growth can be very challenging and painful and we don't always recognize this pain as the signal to grow. And yet, it is!


Amanda  Vaughn

Amanda Vaughn

325 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

For expecting or new parents: The transition into parenthood can bring many joys and challenges. The wish to have a baby can be a powerful driving force in a man or woman’s life. Struggles with fertility can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, isolation, and physical symptoms. A vicious cycle begins: fertility struggles increase depression and anxiety, and depression and anxiety have been linked to decreased fertility.
Preparing for parenthood is also a large task. Women and couples with a history of anxiety, depression, difficulty making major life adjustments, relational conflicts, loss and grief may also seek out therapy as they prepare to become parents.
Postpartum depression is the most common pregnancy complication. When the joy of motherhood is replaced by feelings of sadness, fear, hopelessness and anxiety both mother and baby are at risk. Postpartum depression can interfere with a mother’s ability to take care of and connect with her baby. I have received post-graduate training to diagnose and treat postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.
And finally, the journey to parenthood can also involve grief and loss. Miscarriage, still birth, and other complications bring a profound form of heartache. Therapy can ease and address these issues.


Mary  Saggal

Mary Saggal

Online Sessions, RI

816 Middle Road, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

My approach to outpatient private practice abides by clinical prescriptive guidelines set forth by FDA & DEA regulations, updated research findings, evidence-based data and anecdotal experience. My insight and therapeutic recommendations are geared toward providing clinically appropriate symptom control to enhance quality of life in combining medication management with healthy coping skills.


RICBT

RICBT

400 Massasoit Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914

1130 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI, 02852

60 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $170 per session

RICBT is a psychotherapy and coaching practice with locations in East Providence, North Kingstown, and Barrington RI.

RICBT therapists are dedicated to helping clients develop a toolbox of strategies that will foster positive change and progress towards life goals.

RICBT takes a team approach to tackle difficult emotional, behavioral, and mental challenges. Therapists have a wide range of specializations, including: ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, fears, grief, OCD, pain, panic, phobias, relationships, sleep, and weight.


Bonnie  Steinberg

Bonnie Steinberg

172 Cushing Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

I work to establish a safe, nonjudgmental space which will allow us to develop a trusting relationship. Together we will explore your emotions, thoughts, patterns of behavior and personal history at your own pace. I will help you create the changes you would like to see in yourself, your relationships and your work. Ultimately I hope to help you relieve suffering and develop resilience so that you can live a more positive and meaningful life as your most grounded and authentic self.


Laurie  Stein

Laurie Stein

145 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

I think everyone should have a therapist stored away on a shelf who they can take down when they need to talk about what is going on in their lives. I provide a non-judgmental, warm and confidential environment. Being listened to and feeling understood is a basic human need. When that need is met we can develop a clearer sense of who we are, what we feel, think and need. We are then in a better position to make choices and be proactive.
I have been fortunate to work with a highly diverse population in a variety of clinical settings. My work is based on what the person needs and wants at the specific time in their lives.


Laura  Chalk

Laura Chalk

208 Governor Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Harvard Pilgrim, Multiplan or PHCS, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Laura is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist who includes both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology as part of her practice. She has expertise in women’s health drawn from 15 years as a community midwife. Her expertise in the perinatal period was further deepened with a fellowship in infant mental health. Her areas of focus include: depression, anxiety, loss, adjustment, intimacy, sexual health and birth trauma.
Laura enjoys working with a diverse population, from college on as they negotiate life transitions, develop insight into how they have formed relationships and subsequent patterns that they have seen develop over time. Laura believes that therapy can be a powerful space to develop new coping strategies, ways of communicating and healthy life choices. Her approach is psychodynamic, informed by attachment psychotherapy as well as evidence-based approaches such as IPT, CBT, ACT and mindfulness. Psychopharmacology is another tool that Laura draws from in the treatment of mental illness. She has trained and worked at Women and Infants and is skilled in working with the perinatal population as well as others for medication management.


Michelle  Moynihan

Michelle Moynihan

208 Governor Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Finding the right provider to partner up with and explore your mental health needs and options without judgment is important in the healing process. I believe that everyone has a unique story that deserves to be heard and explored.


Rochelle  Bloom

Rochelle Bloom

365 Hope Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

My practice is a safe place for you to come every week, where you can be yourself, be supported, and validated.


Nicole  Miele

Nicole Miele

110 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

I provide medication management and therapy services in a safe, therapeutic environment. My follow up appointments are 30-45 minutes to allow me to better understand what is happening in my clients' lives.


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