Therapists in Bristol, RI

Photo of Megan S. Sinclair, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bristol, RI
Megan S. Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
Waitlist for new clients
The human struggle is a phenomenon that transcends time and cultures. It is a normal part of life to experience periods of sadness, confusion, hardship, and an overall desire for self-betterment. Therapy provides a secure environment for exploring the intricacies of the mind and deriving meaning from life experiences. Beginning can seem overwhelming, but it is a pivotal step in transformation.
The human struggle is a phenomenon that transcends time and cultures. It is a normal part of life to experience periods of sadness, confusion, hardship, and an overall desire for self-betterment. Therapy provides a secure environment for exploring the intricacies of the mind and deriving meaning from life experiences. Beginning can seem overwhelming, but it is a pivotal step in transformation.
(401) 388-3950 View (401) 388-3950
Photo of Sarah Ann Macedo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bristol, RI
Sarah Ann Macedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809
Not accepting new clients
My practice and interventions start where you are. I specialize in working with clients struggling with a wide range of stressors. I do not believe in a one size fits all model, and will pull from different approaches utilizing interventions that best fit your needs. We will work together to develop a treatment plan with achievable goals that makes sense for you. My training as a yoga instructor guides my interventions in being keenly aware of the mind/body connection and the impact of emotional health on the body.
My practice and interventions start where you are. I specialize in working with clients struggling with a wide range of stressors. I do not believe in a one size fits all model, and will pull from different approaches utilizing interventions that best fit your needs. We will work together to develop a treatment plan with achievable goals that makes sense for you. My training as a yoga instructor guides my interventions in being keenly aware of the mind/body connection and the impact of emotional health on the body.
(401) 685-9321 View (401) 685-9321
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Kenzi DeFaria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both RI and MA. I enjoy helping children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism, ADHD, and anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, and selective mutism, to learn the tools necessary to help them feel comfortable and confident in themselves. Most of my client's goals include learning to cope with fears and intrusive thoughts, developing positive communication skills, and increasing self-esteem, confidence, and compassion for themselves. I utilize exposure therapy, ERP, CBT, and ACT.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both RI and MA. I enjoy helping children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism, ADHD, and anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, and selective mutism, to learn the tools necessary to help them feel comfortable and confident in themselves. Most of my client's goals include learning to cope with fears and intrusive thoughts, developing positive communication skills, and increasing self-esteem, confidence, and compassion for themselves. I utilize exposure therapy, ERP, CBT, and ACT.
(401) 386-4513 View (401) 386-4513
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Kerry Puniello Coaching, LLC
MA, CAGS, CPCC, CCEP
Bristol, RI 02809  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a Holistic Therapeutic Coach, I work with resourceful, intelligent and resilient women who are curious about engaging in a personal growth and development process for the betterment of their lives. They seek self-trust, empowerment, personal freedom, relational intimacy and authenticity, mental clarity and heart-aligned forward action.
Welcome! As a Holistic Therapeutic Coach, I work with resourceful, intelligent and resilient women who are curious about engaging in a personal growth and development process for the betterment of their lives. They seek self-trust, empowerment, personal freedom, relational intimacy and authenticity, mental clarity and heart-aligned forward action.
(401) 271-7205 View (401) 271-7205
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Maggie Peruto
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809
I work primarily with individuals struggling with grief: whether related to loss around death, illness, divorce or a break-up; as well as job termination and retirement. Life transitions of many kinds usually entail a grieving process-even positive ones such as a new marriage, career change, graduation from high school or college, a geographic move or the birth of a child. With these changes, you may feel uneasy that you are not as happy as you "should be". We are always writing the story of our lives. What do you want more of? What needs to be let go? I offer supportive space for that creative process; to reach for a bigger dream.
I work primarily with individuals struggling with grief: whether related to loss around death, illness, divorce or a break-up; as well as job termination and retirement. Life transitions of many kinds usually entail a grieving process-even positive ones such as a new marriage, career change, graduation from high school or college, a geographic move or the birth of a child. With these changes, you may feel uneasy that you are not as happy as you "should be". We are always writing the story of our lives. What do you want more of? What needs to be let go? I offer supportive space for that creative process; to reach for a bigger dream.
(401) 655-1704 View (401) 655-1704
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Nancy R Guertin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809
I have 25+ years working in the field of mental health with children, adolescents, and adults. My wide range of experiences provides me with the knowledge and skills to help people through difficult times in their lives and guide them through the challenges, and sometimes, difficult transitions and adjustments. My job is to provide clients with new skills that empower them to look at their issues from a new perspective and empower them to engage in a change process.
I have 25+ years working in the field of mental health with children, adolescents, and adults. My wide range of experiences provides me with the knowledge and skills to help people through difficult times in their lives and guide them through the challenges, and sometimes, difficult transitions and adjustments. My job is to provide clients with new skills that empower them to look at their issues from a new perspective and empower them to engage in a change process.
(401) 396-5356 View (401) 396-5356
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Chris Peknic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
Individual and Couples Therapy. You have one precious life. Obtain the relationship you want and deserve (including the relationship to your Self). Transforming both individuals and relationships by identifying and changing reoccurring patterns in order to enhance personal growth. This work includes providing both individuals and couples with the tools and resources that can transform their lives with meaning and happiness- to live the life they are meant to live. Trained in EMDR to assist with trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Individual and Couples Therapy. You have one precious life. Obtain the relationship you want and deserve (including the relationship to your Self). Transforming both individuals and relationships by identifying and changing reoccurring patterns in order to enhance personal growth. This work includes providing both individuals and couples with the tools and resources that can transform their lives with meaning and happiness- to live the life they are meant to live. Trained in EMDR to assist with trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(401) 237-4917 View (401) 237-4917
Photo of Allison G Ouellette, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Bristol, RI
Allison G Ouellette
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDP, CCHW
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
I am open to learning from my clients, not only about their current situation and past; but about their strengths and needs. Together we will create a plan that may empower them to bring about positive change in their thinking and daily routine.
I am open to learning from my clients, not only about their current situation and past; but about their strengths and needs. Together we will create a plan that may empower them to bring about positive change in their thinking and daily routine.
(401) 324-1294 View (401) 324-1294
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Kathy Wingfield
Counselor, LMHC, MA, LMT
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
Being a psychotherapist for the past 20 years has and continues to be a journey with people that validates my belief healing and deep change is truly possible. The therapeutic relationship which is a special and sacred connection is by far the most essential ingredient to real shifts in our attachment systems and long held unconscious beliefs about ourselves and the world. My background is mainly centered in Body/Mind experiential psychotherapy. I help people to slow down and bring mindful awareness to their experience. This allows us to study together what’s happening in the here and now.
Being a psychotherapist for the past 20 years has and continues to be a journey with people that validates my belief healing and deep change is truly possible. The therapeutic relationship which is a special and sacred connection is by far the most essential ingredient to real shifts in our attachment systems and long held unconscious beliefs about ourselves and the world. My background is mainly centered in Body/Mind experiential psychotherapy. I help people to slow down and bring mindful awareness to their experience. This allows us to study together what’s happening in the here and now.
(401) 324-2052 View (401) 324-2052
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Jennifer Adrienne Sedam
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new patients.Hello and welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor who sees clients ages 18+ for individual therapy. I offer in-person and Telehealth hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bristol, RI. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems models in a relaxed and conversational setting where you can address difficulties. These difficulties can range from anxiety to low self esteem to relational discord and beyond. I look forward to joining you in this next step.
Currently not accepting new patients.Hello and welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor who sees clients ages 18+ for individual therapy. I offer in-person and Telehealth hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bristol, RI. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems models in a relaxed and conversational setting where you can address difficulties. These difficulties can range from anxiety to low self esteem to relational discord and beyond. I look forward to joining you in this next step.
(401) 592-4102 View (401) 592-4102
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Tori Lynn Panzarella
Counselor, LMHC, LCDP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809  (Online Only)
In a society that prioritizes productivity over mental health, it is to be expected that at some point we might feel disconnected from our lives, values, and relationships. We can become distracted by the “goal” of avoiding uncomfortable emotions rather than making space for all emotional experiences. In a purposeful and meaningful life, suffering is inevitable. There will be fear, loss, and sadness but also, peace, joy, and contentment. Part of being human means we have the capacity for feeling all of the emotions and when we make space for them, we can learn how to stay present and connected with our values and our journey.
In a society that prioritizes productivity over mental health, it is to be expected that at some point we might feel disconnected from our lives, values, and relationships. We can become distracted by the “goal” of avoiding uncomfortable emotions rather than making space for all emotional experiences. In a purposeful and meaningful life, suffering is inevitable. There will be fear, loss, and sadness but also, peace, joy, and contentment. Part of being human means we have the capacity for feeling all of the emotions and when we make space for them, we can learn how to stay present and connected with our values and our journey.
(401) 356-3370 View (401) 356-3370
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Megan Cordeiro
Counselor, LMHC, LCDP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
When we change the way we think, we change the way we live. Perspective is key. I believe counseling is a space to explore the thoughts that hinder success and then transform them! Reshape the way we’ve learned to communicate with ourselves and with others. I am passionate about helping people develop new beliefs about themselves that support their values. What do you value? What are you currently doing that aligns with your values? What’s getting in the way? How do you overcome all of that? We live in a fast-paced society but counseling allows us to slow down, reflect, and figure out how to achieve our goals.
When we change the way we think, we change the way we live. Perspective is key. I believe counseling is a space to explore the thoughts that hinder success and then transform them! Reshape the way we’ve learned to communicate with ourselves and with others. I am passionate about helping people develop new beliefs about themselves that support their values. What do you value? What are you currently doing that aligns with your values? What’s getting in the way? How do you overcome all of that? We live in a fast-paced society but counseling allows us to slow down, reflect, and figure out how to achieve our goals.
(401) 271-7323 View (401) 271-7323
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Elizabeth Haslam
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHC-A
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
In my work, I find myself connecting to adults navigating life with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem and college/career issues. Perhaps you're finding it difficult to manage the stressors of everyday life. Maybe you long to build meaningful relationships but find the task to be daunting. Or perhaps you're feeling drained from putting others needs before your own. Whether you want to focus on a specific issue or seek to improve your overall quality of life, I'm glad you've made it here.
In my work, I find myself connecting to adults navigating life with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem and college/career issues. Perhaps you're finding it difficult to manage the stressors of everyday life. Maybe you long to build meaningful relationships but find the task to be daunting. Or perhaps you're feeling drained from putting others needs before your own. Whether you want to focus on a specific issue or seek to improve your overall quality of life, I'm glad you've made it here.
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Amy Murphy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. We are all on a journey of growth and change. Are you feeling as though you need to change to create balance in your life? Reaching out for help takes courage and resilience. In my practice I strive to create a genuine, safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship with clients based in trust, empowerment, and compassion. My approach is holistic, incorporating mind and body to gain the tools to create more peace in your life. We all have the strength to make positive change in our lives, we may need support, and guidance in recognizing those strengths.
Currently not accepting new clients. We are all on a journey of growth and change. Are you feeling as though you need to change to create balance in your life? Reaching out for help takes courage and resilience. In my practice I strive to create a genuine, safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship with clients based in trust, empowerment, and compassion. My approach is holistic, incorporating mind and body to gain the tools to create more peace in your life. We all have the strength to make positive change in our lives, we may need support, and guidance in recognizing those strengths.
(401) 246-8556 View (401) 246-8556
Photo of Courtney Frye Canario, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bristol, RI
Courtney Frye Canario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809
Not accepting new clients
Working collaboratively within the helping relationship is imperative to my professional values. I believe that taking time for yourself within the therapeutic setting allows you to identify your goals and seek support and guidance to navigate the best path toward finding a place in life you are comfortable with. I specialize in treating pre-teens, teens, and adults. I have years of experience treating clients with ADHD, behavioral disorders, depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress and anger management, poor self-esteem, life transition issues, social/emotional difficulties impacting a child's learning, grief, divorce and family adjustments, trauma and loss.
Working collaboratively within the helping relationship is imperative to my professional values. I believe that taking time for yourself within the therapeutic setting allows you to identify your goals and seek support and guidance to navigate the best path toward finding a place in life you are comfortable with. I specialize in treating pre-teens, teens, and adults. I have years of experience treating clients with ADHD, behavioral disorders, depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress and anger management, poor self-esteem, life transition issues, social/emotional difficulties impacting a child's learning, grief, divorce and family adjustments, trauma and loss.
(401) 239-1878 View (401) 239-1878
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Jody Vieira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I have worked with children, families and adults for the last 23 years. I have a passion for working with individuals that are struggling with concerns related to anxiety, depression and life stressors. I have worked extensively with children as well as adults and enjoy working with individuals and families to build healthy communication skills between family members.
Hello! I have worked with children, families and adults for the last 23 years. I have a passion for working with individuals that are struggling with concerns related to anxiety, depression and life stressors. I have worked extensively with children as well as adults and enjoy working with individuals and families to build healthy communication skills between family members.
(401) 307-4239 View (401) 307-4239
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Sulwa Lima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, RI 02809  (Online Only)
My ideal therapy client is someone who is embarking on the transformative journey of motherhood and parenthood. I have a deep passion for providing support to new and expecting mothers, as well as parents navigating the complexities of raising children. Additionally, I find great fulfillment in working with individuals who identify as neurodivergent. I believe in the power of embracing neurodiversity and celebrating the unique strengths it brings. I'm particularly drawn to clients who approach therapy with a motivation for positive change.
My ideal therapy client is someone who is embarking on the transformative journey of motherhood and parenthood. I have a deep passion for providing support to new and expecting mothers, as well as parents navigating the complexities of raising children. Additionally, I find great fulfillment in working with individuals who identify as neurodivergent. I believe in the power of embracing neurodiversity and celebrating the unique strengths it brings. I'm particularly drawn to clients who approach therapy with a motivation for positive change.
(401) 320-4604 View (401) 320-4604
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Michael Gregory Infante
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
You deserve to be happy, productive and in control of your own decisions and journey. The human condition is one of joys and pleasure but also of uncertainty and challenges. Our goal together will to be learn from the challenges that have confronted you in life and to create a path forward that is meaningful, authentic and directed towards your own goals and aspirations. We will have fun, be creative and share in the optimism of the many awesome possibilities ahead. I have over 25 years of experience as an educator, counselor, trainer and mindfulness coach. I believe in an integrated approach that optimizes mind, body and spirit.
You deserve to be happy, productive and in control of your own decisions and journey. The human condition is one of joys and pleasure but also of uncertainty and challenges. Our goal together will to be learn from the challenges that have confronted you in life and to create a path forward that is meaningful, authentic and directed towards your own goals and aspirations. We will have fun, be creative and share in the optimism of the many awesome possibilities ahead. I have over 25 years of experience as an educator, counselor, trainer and mindfulness coach. I believe in an integrated approach that optimizes mind, body and spirit.
(401) 240-4923 x153 View (401) 240-4923 x153
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VALLEE associates in psychology
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809
I am interested in helping all groups of people from all walks of life: including the LGBTQIA+ community, sex workers, and alternative lifestyles. My clinical interests and expertise include anxiety, OCD, depression, eating disorders, and racial identity. I believe that everyone is worthy of compassion, and through compassion, we can facilitate positive change.
I am interested in helping all groups of people from all walks of life: including the LGBTQIA+ community, sex workers, and alternative lifestyles. My clinical interests and expertise include anxiety, OCD, depression, eating disorders, and racial identity. I believe that everyone is worthy of compassion, and through compassion, we can facilitate positive change.
(401) 250-8614 View (401) 250-8614
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Colleen Desmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Bristol, RI 02809  (Online Only)
Therapy is an individual support we need in our lives. I'm grateful you have decided to take steps in the direction towards mental well-being and stability. It can be a long road to get to where you are. I enjoy using practical approaches in therapy so clients have tools they can practice and use. I utilize evidence-based therapy methods and practices.
Therapy is an individual support we need in our lives. I'm grateful you have decided to take steps in the direction towards mental well-being and stability. It can be a long road to get to where you are. I enjoy using practical approaches in therapy so clients have tools they can practice and use. I utilize evidence-based therapy methods and practices.
(401) 388-6757 View (401) 388-6757

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bristol, RI

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Bristol, RI who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
72% Life Transitions
68% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Tufts

How Therapists in Bristol, RI see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bristol?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.