Dr. Carol Oster

(Psy.D.)

About Me

Hello,

I am a psychologist licensed in the state of Rhode Island. I have over 30 years of experience in psychology, as therapist and as professor, preparing other doctoral level psychologists for their careers. Before becoming a psychologist, I worked for ten years in the area of elementary education, focusing on remedial and gifted reading and math. As a psychologist, I have worked in private practices, hospital-based practices, and university settings.

My approach to therapy is holistic, strength-based, and developmental, and uses the methods and tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and other proven tools for helping you make the changes you desire in your life.

Over the course of my career, I have helped individuals, couples, groups and families with relationship, communication, academic, parenting, family, career, and life transition issues, as well as anxiety and depression. In recent years, I have worked extensively with adolescents and adults with ADHD, OCD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also taught doctoral students in psychology for twenty years, focusing on psychological assessment, human development across the lifespan, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

My clients describe me as caring, non-judgmental, encouraging, humorous, and knowledgeable.

(Please note that I do not work in this medium with individuals whose primary concerns are addictions, domestic violence, abuse, or psychosis. You may find others in this organization who can better meet that need, or you may find that an in-person therapist is much better able to help you with those issues, especially in regard to helping you identify local resources.)

I’m glad you’ve found me. What can I help you with?

Carol L. Oster, Psy.D.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PS01463 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by E.R. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Oster is extremely helpful when getting me to rationalize. She adds a sense of clarity and insight helping me to problem solve in every meeting. I am very happy we were placed together. Boiling situations down to what is actually happening, and working to think about it for what it is rather than what it is masked by in my mind has been an incredible reminder of how to get through an issue. There is a great level of comfort when talking about very sensitive topics. I very much appreciate and enjoy her time.

Written by S.Y. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Clarifying and validating sessions.

Written by C.H. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Carol and I worked together across 8 weeks and we explored trauma and I gained great strategies to help handle scenarios in the future. She is incredibility patient and understanding. She's empathetic and very open with communication. I would recommend Dr. Oster!

Written by T.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Dr. Oster is fabulous! She listens intently and offers useful perspectives, advice, and solutions. She’s very open and I feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.

Written by M.O. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Carol Oster is a wonder! She has helped me through so many issues. I wish I could bring her services out of state with me! :)

Written by H.A. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Oster is wonderful. So caring and open.

Written by T.O. on Sep 06, 2019 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Oster is caring, personable, and highly competent. She has a wealth of knowledge and uses her professional and personal experience to reach her patients.