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Integrated Therapies Program

This program is temporarily closed due to COVID crisis. Patients may participate in the CBT partial program instead by calling our Centralized Intake Department at 1 (844) 401-0111.

Integrated Therapies Program

The Integrated Therapies Program at Butler Hospital provides evidence-based treatment centered on existential and interpersonal therapy. The program is offered in a partial hospital setting and provides a combination of treatment and therapies designed to work best for each individual person.

The Integrated Therapies Program provides specialized care for people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders. Patients arrive at the hospital each morning and stay for six hours a day. At the end of the day, they return home to practice the interpersonal and coping skills learned in the program. These programs have proven to be effective treatment options for patients whose symptoms or level of functioning require more intensive treatment than outpatient care can provide but do not need inpatient hospitalization.

Contact Information:

Integrated Therapies Program (ITP)
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
3rd Floor Goddard Building
Providence, RI 02906
P: 1 (844) 401-0111

Looking for an MSW/MA Internship Opportunity?

Please email your request along with resume to Erin Ursillo at eursillo@butler.org.

Please note: To intern in our partial programs, MSW or MA students must be able to commit to a schedule of M-F in the mornings so that they can carry a caseload.

Program Highlights

The Integrated Therapies Program provides individual, group and family therapy; medication management; and aftercare planning tailored to your needs in a supportive, structured environment. Your treatment team will empower you to maximize your potential through respect and compassion. Throughout the program, you may be asked to complete mood questionnaires to help your treatment team monitor your progress and recovery.

The program integrates multiple types of evidenced-based therapies, including:

Existential Therapy

Explores matters that often bring people to therapy, such as a desire to find their own meaning and purpose in life. It also addresses basic concerns of being human such as:

    • Responsibility.
    • Isolation.
    • Freedom.
    • Death.
Interpersonal Group

A small group session that helps you to improve communication skills, initiate meaningful relationships, manage conflict, and improve social support networks. Focus Group is an educational group that focuses on a variety of coping skills, including:

  • Stress management.
  • Assertiveness training.
  • Emotion regulation.
  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Anxiety and depression symptom management.
  • Relapse prevention.
Individual Therapy

Includes one-on-one sessions between you and your therapist that incorporate the therapeutic approach that works best for each individual person. That may include any combination of therapy approaches, such as:

These sessions are tailored to each patient's unique needs and strengths.

Learn More About the Program

How long will I attend the program?
The length of time you spend in the program is based on your individual need. We have found patients benefit the most from spending approximately one to two weeks in the program and by making their health and recovery a priority during treatment.
What should I bring with me?
  • Picture identification.
  • Insurance card.
  • List of current medications.
  • Name and contact information for current outpatient providers.
  • Cafeteria services are available for lunch, but you may also bring your lunch from home.
What happens when I'm ready to leave the program?
During the Integrated Therapies Program, a treatment team will work with you, to determine the most helpful plan for your individual needs. Before leaving the program, a discharge instruction sheet, which includes follow-up plans and outpatient appointments, will be provided. Additionally, any prescriptions you may need will be provided to you by your physician.
What is a typical day like?
8:45 a.m. Check in
9 – 10 a.m. Opening session *
10 – 10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Existential group
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Interpersonal group
1:30 – 2 p.m. BREAK*
2 – 3 p.m. Focus group
*Individual sessions take place during break times


Treatment consists of individual and group therapy, medication management, and after-care planning. The Integrated Therapy Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is closed on weekends and holidays.

Family Involvement

The involvement of your family and others who play a significant role in your life is important to the success of your recovery. Family and couples sessions are arranged as needed. No contact will be made with your family or others without your consent, except in the case of an emergency.

Visitor Information

Meet the Team

Rendueles Villalba, II, MD

Director and Attending Psychiatrist.
Brown University Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
Residency training at Dartmouth and Cornell.
Neuropsychiatry fellowship at Dartmouth.

Jennifer Trainer, MD

Attending Psychiatrist.
Medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University.
Residency training at Brown University.

Zabe R. Sayeed, MD

Attending Psychiatrist.
Medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine.
Residency and fellowship training at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Specializes in women’s behavioral health.

Tina Egan, LICSW

Program Director.
MSW from Boston College with a clinical concentration.
Clinical supervisor.

Jessica Akers, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker.
MSW from Rhode Island College with a clinical concentration.
Clinical experience working with youth, adults and families.

Maura Vota, LMHC

Mental Health Counselor.
MA in Mental Health Counseling with specialization in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University.
Clinical experience working with adults and geriatrics.

Robert Dyer, MHC

Mental Health Counselor.
MA in Counseling Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Clinical experience in trauma and PTSD, and adult psychiatric issues.

Leigh Riazi, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker.
MSW from Boston University with a clinical concentration.
Clinical experience working with youth and adults.

Melissa Winsor, BA

Utilization Review Coordinator.
BA in Psychology from Rhode Island College.
Extensive experience with utilization review requirements based on clinical presentations.