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Andrew Lelin, MD
Staff Psychiatrist
Languages
English
Specialties
Medication Management, LGBTQ+

Dr. Andrew Lelin is a board-certified Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry. He received his bachelor's from Johns Hopkins University as well as his master's in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics from Stony Brook University. He then when on to receive his Medical Degree from Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine before going on to complete his residency at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. There he completed his training in advanced psychopharmacology with diverse patient populations. Dr. Lelin also has an in-depth education in various psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, habit-reversal, and cognitive processing therapies, which he continues to incorporate into his daily practice. After completing training, he went on to provide inpatient consultation and crisis intervention services in New York City.

From these experiences, Dr. Lelin has developed a unique approach to treating anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, and trauma-based, as well as other psychiatric conditions. He employs an approach based on creating a compassionate and humanistic space for patients, to meet a patient’s own goals and values to help guide treatment. He starts with a detailed initial evaluation with thorough follow-ups in order to carefully navigate the dual prongs of over and underdiagnosing. He has a particular passion for treating young adults, LGBTQ+ mental health, patients with complex medical issues, and life transitions.

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Xiomara Nieves Alvarado, MD
Staff Psychiatrist
Languages
English
Spanish
Specialties
Medication Management

Dr. Nieves-Alvarado is a recent psychiatry graduate from Duke Psychiatry Residency program. She is board-certified and has experience with psychodynamic and supportive therapy. Dr. Nieves-Alvarado is originally from Puerto Rico and practices psychiatry in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Nieves-Alvarado practice focuses on medication management with adjunct insight oriented therapy on all of her visits. She works on a team-based approach and advocates for most of her patients to engage in some type of therapy for better outcomes and sustained symptom improvement. She received her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, PR, before moving to North Carolina to complete her residency at Duke University Hospital. During training, she was nominated for a fellowship in psychodynamic practice by the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. She was also an advocate against childhood sexual trauma. Her training was well rounded including experience at the jail and forensics psychiatry. She also worked with patients on substance use disorders treatment centers and holds experience with medically assisted treatment.

Dr. Nieves-Alvarado treats a wide age range from young adults to elderly. After completing training, she joined Talkiatry to improve mental health access to patients who are time constricted or have transportation issues. She continues to seek for constant improvement and working hand on hand with her patients to achieve mental wellness.

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Amy Prince, MD
Staff Psychiatrist
Languages
English
Specialties

Dr. Amy Prince is a board certified adult psychiatrist, who graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and did her residency training at UMass Medical Center, where she served as chief resident during her final year.   Dr. Prince has worked with patients in a variety of treatment setting including, inpatient, partial hospital programs, community mental health centers and outpatient.  

Dr. Prince believes that integrating therapy, psychopharmacology and lifestyle modifications can lead to the greatest gains in emotional wellness.  She believes that working collaboratively with patients leads to best outcome.  Dr Prince has worked with a diverse patient population, but especially enjoys working with patients with mood disorder, anxiety and ADHD.  Dr. Prince offers supportive therapy in conjunction with psychopharmacology.  In cases in which patient would benefit from more intensive therapy than what could be done in 20-25 minute visits Dr Prince may recommend adjunctive therapy with licensed therapist.

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Lorangelly Rivera, MD
Staff Psychiatrist
Languages
English
Spanish
Specialties
Medication Management, LGBTQ+

Dr. Lorangelly Rivera is board-certified in Adult psychiatry and has been practicing for over 5 years.

Dr. Rivera focuses on medication management and brief psychotherapy utilizing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and supportive therapy in 30-minute appointments. When appropriate Dr. Rivera may recommend additional psychotherapy with a psychologist as part of the treatment plan. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and is passionate about working with the Latinx population.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in Cellular Molecular Biology from Metropolitan University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and her postgraduate work at the National Cancer Institutes in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Rivera received her medical degree from Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico. She completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After completing her training she began working for Lifespan Physician Group where she became program director for Lifespan Latinx Mental Health Services and served as Staff Psychiatrist at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. She holds a faculty position in The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior as a Clinical Instructor.

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The majority of our visits cost patients $30 or less after insurance.*

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Frequently asked questions

What is a psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions through medication management and supportive therapy. Think of a psychiatrist as a doctor for your mind. If you’re struggling with your mental health and aren’t sure where to start, a psychiatrist can help.

Take our 10-minute assessment to see if Talkiatry is right for you and get matched with a psychiatrist in

Rhode Island

who meets your needs.

Is it better to see a psychiatrist or psychologist?

You may not need to choose between a psychologist and a psychiatrist—although there are differences in the types of treatment and expertise mental health professionals can provide, they often collaborate on your care.

That said, here’s a quick guide to help you decide if a psychologist or psychiatrist is the best starting place.

See a psychiatrist if:

  • You’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition that are making it hard to go about your day-to-day life.
  • You’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition and/or have a family history of mental health issues.
  • You’re interested in exploring psychiatric medications, such as antidepressants, for mental health treatment.

See a psychologist if:

  • You’re looking for a psychotherapy outlet to help address behavioral or emotional challenges.
  • The concern you’re hoping to address is specific to relationship challenges, stress, grieving, or a life transition.  

Not sure if your symptoms are severe enough to warrant medication? We always recommend consulting with a psychiatrist first to discuss your options. Also, keep in mind that if you’re looking for virtual care, you need to be sure your doctor or psychologist is registered to practice in

Rhode Island

(or, for non-

Rhode Island

residents, the state where you live).

What is a psychiatrist vs therapist?

The term “therapist” can apply to a range of professionals including social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts. Working with a therapist generally involves regular talk therapy sessions where you discuss your feelings, problem-solving strategies, and coping mechanisms to help with your condition.

Psychiatrists are doctors who have specialized training in diagnosing and treating complex mental health conditions through medication management. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or similar, a psychiatrist may be a good place to start. Other signs that you should see a psychiatrist include:

  • Your primary care doctor or another doctor thinks you may benefit from the services of a psychiatrist and provides a referral
  • You are interested in taking medication to treat a mental health condition
  • Your symptoms are severe enough to regularly interfere with your everyday life

While both therapy and psychiatry are both available online, you’ll still need to be sure that the therapist or clinician is licensed to practice in

Rhode Island

(or, for non-

Rhode Island

residents, the state where you live).

What to expect from your first psychiatrist visit?

It’s ok to be a little nervous about your first visit with your psychiatrist. But remember, they’re there to help you feel better. Psychiatrists have years of experience working with new patients and will help you feel comfortable during your sessions.

Here’s what to expect in your first visit at Talkiatry:

Evaluation: During your first visit with a Talkiatry psychiatrist, you’ll get to meet each other and answer questions about your current symptoms, personal history, medical history, and mental health goals.

Diagnosis: Based on the information you’ve shared, your psychiatrist will be able to provide a diagnosis of your condition, if you have one. Getting a diagnosis can feel scary, but it can also feel validating to finally put a name to what you've been experiencing. Your psychiatrist will help you navigate any emotions that come up and work with you on a path to move forward.

Treatment plan: You’ll collaborate with your psychiatrist on the best way to manage your symptoms. If medication is appropriate, you’ll discuss your options, including the benefits and potential side effects of each medication. Your psychiatrist will provide supportive therapy throughout your session and may also recommend working with one of our therapists. Our therapists partner with our psychiatrists in a collaborative model to provide holistic care.

To get started, take our free online assessment, to see if Talkiatry is right for you and get matched with a psychiatrist.

Will I need medication?

Medication can be an effective part of your treatment plan but medication is not right for everyone. Your psychiatrist will work with you to determine if medication is right for you.  

Ready to talk with a psychiatrist? Take our 10-minute online assessment

to see if Talkiatry is right for you and get matched with a psychiatrist who serves in

Rhode Island

.

Also note that prescribing laws can vary from state to state. During your first visit, your doctor will be able to talk you through how it works in

Rhode Island

(or, for non-

Rhode Island

residents, the state where you live).

What is the cost of a psychiatrist visit in
Rhode Island

The main factor that determines the cost of your visit is your insurance coverage. The majority of our patients pay $25 or less per visit.* If you have a deductible plan and haven’t met your deductible yet, the average cost is between $325 and $414. The best way to get an estimate of your total cost is to contact your insurance company and ask about their coverage for outpatient psychiatric services.

*Includes all types of patient costs: copayment, deductible, and coinsurance. Excludes no-shows and includes $0 payments.

What treatments are available for mental disorders?

Medication and talk therapy (also called psychotherapy) are the gold standard for treating mental health conditions but treatment is highly personalized. A treatment that works for you may not work for someone else. Luckily, psychiatrists are experts in treating mental health conditions and can guide you through different treatment options and help you find one that’s right for you.

At Talkiatry, we make it easy to find a psychiatrist in

Rhode Island

who matches your needs. Take our 10-minute online assessment to see if Talkiatry is right for you.

What can’t Talkiatry treat?

Our goal is to help you find the best treatment option for your needs and there may be some cases where virtual care isn't the right fit. If this is the case, your psychiatrist will be able to recommend other treatment options within your first visit. Our 10-minute online assessment will also help you determine whether or not Talkiatry is the right fit for your care.

What we can’t treat: Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders: This is a complex condition that responds best to treatments that aren’t safe to provide in an online-only setting. Since we’re a virtual practice, we aren’t able to treat patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders.

Certain personality disorders, like borderline personality disorder: Generally, borderline personality disorder doesn’t respond well to medication. As a psychiatry practice, one of our main focuses is medication management. One of the most effective treatments for borderline personality disorder is dialectical behavioral therapy, which is something our clinicians aren’t specialized in.

Patients who have been hospitalized or required to stay overnight in a clinic or in-patient setting for a mental health condition in the last 6 months: Our goal is to provide safe, effective care. For patients who have been required to stay overnight for a condition, a virtual practice can’t provide the right level of care.

Patients looking for therapy only: Our psychiatrists specialize in medication management. While we do have some therapists on staff to support patients who’d benefit from both medication and dedicated therapy, we don’t treat patients looking for talk therapy only.

We have excellent clinicians serving in

43

states, including

Rhode Island

. Want to find a psychiatrist in

Rhode Island

? We’ll match you with one through our online assessment. It just takes 10 minutes.

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