Michael R Slavit, PhD, Psychologist in Providence
Understanding my clients' view of their world is of utmost importance. I take your feelings very seriously. My specialty areas are tension reduction, stress management, alleviating depression, unresolved grief, ADHD, relationship issues, and health/fitness/weight. I work with individuals ages 15 through 99, as well as with couples. I use a variety of methods depending on the client and problem. For instance, I rely on expressive therapy for unresolved grief, whereas I use mainly behavior therapy for tension reduction. Above all, I check frequently with my clents to be sure the methods I am employing are meeting their needs.
I have been helping clents relax for 35 years, continually refining my methods. I often help clients experience deep relaxation when they had failed in prior attempts. I balance challenge and support. Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, but my most important credential is the confifdence of my clients.
At the end of session #1 clients almost always tell me they feel comfortable with me. Clients are very often uncomfortable about making that first contact.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Michael R Slavit now - (401) 680-1203


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Texas at Austin
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: PS00306 Rhode Island

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: ABPP/7197
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief


  • ADHD
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • health, fitness, weight

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Person-centered
  • Phenomenological
  • Psychoeducation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015
Michael R Slavit, PhD, Psychologist in Providence

Michael R Slavit

Psychologist, PhD