Will Meek PhD

Will Meek PhD

Welcome

Welcome!

I’m a counseling psychologist based in Providence, Rhode Island. This website has information for anyone interested in working with me for online counseling, or my work on campus mental health systems.

In addition to my practice, I am the Global Director of Mental Health & Wellness at Minerva (a higher education startup), and I was previously the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services at Brown University.

I have some self-help articles at the link above if you want to get a sense of my approach, and a guide below for navigating the search for a therapist. I hope you find something helpful while you are here, and please contact me here with any questions or interest in working together.

Client’s Guide to Counseling

If you are just getting started in your search for a therapist, or are looking to deepen your understanding of the options, please check out my Client’s Guide to Counseling. It goes through:

  • Differences between psychologists, counselors, and psychiatrists
  • Different therapy approaches (CBT, ACT, psychodynamic, integrative, etc)
  • How to find a good therapist
  • Telehealth vs office visits
  • Traditional therapist vs BetterHelp / TalkSpace
  • Generalist vs Specialist
  • Insurance vs Self-Pay

TL;DR / What Actually Matters

OK, so what actually matters? First off, it’s impossible to determine who is the “best therapist” in Rhode Island (or anywhere else really) because it is totally an individual preference. Rather than looking for a specific therapy approach or credentials, I’d prioritize how much you are likely to have a positive experience with the therapist, regardless of the other stuff.

As you do your search, I’d suggest reading the websites from a bunch of counselors, psychologist, etc, seeing who looks friendly or makes you feel hopeful (like they could understand you or your concerns), who you feel like you could trust and connect with, and who may have something to offer you. Research has shown over and over that the connection with the therapist is the most important variable for counseling success.

I certainly hope I may be that person for you, and if so, then contact me today so we can set up a time to meet. If not, I hope you found this helpful and I wish you the best in your search.