Specialties & expertise
- Diagnosis and management of sleep disorders
- Management of complex, chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses
- Psychopharmacological management
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic disorder
- Parenting difficulties and techniques
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
- Stress management
Dr. Stephanie Hartselle is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and the CEO of Hartselle & Associates. She received her MD from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and completed her adult psychiatry training at New York University/ Bellevue Hospitals and her child psychiatry fellowship at Brown University where she served as chief resident. Previously, she directed the emergency psychiatry program at Hasbro Children's Hospital.
Dr. Hartselle has particularly deep expertise in sleep-related issues, including the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, and management of complex, chronic medical and psychiatric illnesses. She also has expertise in anxiety, OCD, panic, mood disorders, depression, ADHD, and psychopharmacological management.
Dr. Hartselle sees clients of all ages, especially college age students and professionals such as doctors, lawyers, and medical students.
Anxiety disorders – Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety (e.g., helps patients get to a point of feeling comfortable in a crowded space)
Eating disorders – Including anorexia and bulimia for medical management, after careful assessment of care requirements
Mood disorders – Including bipolar disorder, depression
Parenting difficulties and techniques – Including parent-child interaction training, e.g., non-directive play (allowing the child to lead), structure and limits
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; treatment dependent on severity; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Sleep-related issues – Including general insomnia; sleep issues combined with medical and psychiatric complexities, e.g., combination of narcolepsy and bipolar disorder
Stress management – Including coping with perfectionism; college transition; medical school pressure; navigating professional careers
Dr. Hartselle is not in-network with any insurances.
- Initial session: $1,000 (120min)
- Medication management and therapy: $600 (50min)
- Medication management and supportive therapy: $250 (25min)
Message to clients
"It's so helpful to find someone who you can just be yourself for an hour a week, talk about all the things that are important to you, and not have to wear a brave face or feel judged. It can be hard to reach out for the first time, but I encourage you to just call. This is a place where we work together on making you feel like you can achieve the happiness that you really deserve."
To college students: "It can be incredibly stressful to move from high school to college – especially if you were a superstar in high school. Many people feel the need to be perfect, make the right decisions, and I work with you to feel comfortable with yourself, enjoy your academics and social life, and know that whatever happens, you're going to be a success in your own way."
To medical students: "Having trained as a medical doctor, I know that medical school can be extremely stressful; and that there's a huge pressure to know all the small details. The reality is you're going to get this information over and over again; but it's very difficult to manage expectations and pressure. I work with you to make this training an enjoyable process, rather than a horrific stress in your life."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), patients works with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps patients become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so they can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy for OCD. In ERP, the client confronts the thoughts, images, objects, and situations that makes the client anxious; then makes a choice not to act upon a compulsive behavior. With ERP a person has to make the commitment to not give in and do the compulsive behavior until they notice a drop in their anxiety. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression, and more generally, helps treat mood disorders. Self-knowledge grounded in sustained meditative awareness is its central tenet. Patients learn to view thoughts as events in the mind, independent of their content and emotional charge. (learn more)
PsychodynamicThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defences we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Hasbro Children's Hospital, Director of Emergency Psychiatry Program
Brown University, Fellowship, Child Psychiatry (Chief Resident)
New York University / Bellevue Hospital, Training, Adult Psychiatry
Northwestern University, MD, Psychiatry
Linfield College, BA, Philosophy