James A Azar, PhD
Jim Azar has been the director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development at Roger Williams University since July, 1990. He also has a private practice in Portsmouth, RI. His professional interests include health and sports psychology, philosophical psychology, developing systematic approaches to issues such as sexual assault, eating disorders and suicide prevention, training and supervision, spirituality, and psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective. He came to Roger Williams University in July 1990 after serving as a staff psychologist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northampton, MA. He has a master's degree in experimental psychology and a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from Michigan State University. His hobbies include long-distance running, yoga, visiting baseball parks and diners, and cooking. He is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island.
(401) 682-2882

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  • James A. Azar, Ph.D.
  • 2679 East Main Road
  • Portsmouth, RI 02871
  • Phone: (401) 682-2882
  • Fax: (401) 254-3197
Hours of Operation
Monday 5 PM 9 PM
Tuesday 5 PM 9 PM
Wednesday 5 PM 9 PM
Thursday 5 PM 9 PM
Friday 5 PM 7 PM
Saturday 8 AM 12 PM
Sunday Closed all day
Holidays Closed all day
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Payment Methods
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Insurance
Insurance Carrier Participation
  • Blue Cross
  • Mental Health Network
  • Tufts (pending)
  • United HealthCare
Fee Schedule
  • 50 minutes

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Session Formats
  • Couples
  • Individuals
Treatment Methods
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive/Behavioral
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Meditation/Relaxation
  • Parent Guidance
  • Psycho-Educational
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sports Psychology
  • Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Age Groups Served
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
Gender Identities/Sexual Orientations Served
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Heterosexual
  • Lesbian
  • Transgender (F to M)
  • Transgender (M to F)
Languages Spoken
  • English

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Years In Practice
Years: 25
Psychology License Information
License State License No.
Rhode Island PS409
Gender
Male
Education
Degree Major School Year
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology Michigan State University 1983
M.A. Experimental Psychology Connecticut College 1979
B.A. Psychology and Philosophy Assumption College 1977
Professional Affiliation
Association Website
American Psychological Association www.apa.org
APA Practice Organization www.apapracticecentral.org

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