What is the Young Adult Behavioral Health Program?

The Young Adult Behavioral Health Program (YABH) helps 18 to 26 year old college students (undergrad and graduate) living with psychiatric illness live more productive lives by providing affordable and comprehensive mental health treatment. Our program seeks to improve accessibility to mental health services for young adults in Rhode Island with a special emphasis on partnering with university and college based counseling centers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

What services do you offer?

  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Psycho-pharmacologic treatment
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Patient access to a 24/7 on-call clinician
  • Consultation with parents and loved ones
  • Liaison with university faculty and staff
  • Interpersonal and supportive group therapy

What areas do you have expertise in?

Our staff has expertise in treating young adults in a variety of areas:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma Related Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Adjustment to Chronic Medical Illness

How do you support young adults?

Our program provides psychopharmacologic consultation, long term psychiatric care, referral and partnership with interpersonal, supportive, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapists. We work with family members, colleges and universities to provide individually tailored treatment. Our clinicians coordinate with inpatient and partial hospital programs to provide each young adult with a continuum of care that is customized to their needs.


We'd love to hear from you.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for outpatient services with the Young Adult Behavioral Health practice, see the three options below. If you have any questions or do not hear from them, email the Zencare team at hello@zencare.co.


  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Health)

  • Cigna (see Note 1 below)

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Johnson & Wales Student Insurance (United Health)

  • Medicaid (see Note 2 below)

  • Medicare

  • Neighborhood Health

  • PHCS / Multiplan

  • Providence College Student Insurance (Tufts)

  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Health)

  • Tricare

  • Tufts

  • United Health


Note 1: Cigna is only accepted if your plan offers Out-of-network benefits; please call Cigna to confirm your benefits.

Note 2: Medicaid typically does not cover out-of-state services other than emergency services. While Rhode Island Medicaid covers our services, for those with Medicaid from other states, please contact us so we can check your coverage.

Note 3: Please be aware that the practice will need your complete insurance information to generate an appointment. The information on both the front and back of the card has important information, so please have a copy of the card handy when we call you.   


Book an initial phone call

If you have seen a provider within Lifespan Psychiatry in the past:
Please call 401-793-8808. Click option 4 to schedule a new appointment, then stay on the line.

If you are looking to change an existing appointment:
Please call 401-793-8808 and click option 4.

If you have not been seen by a Lifespan Behavior Health provider before:
You can book a phone appointment below!