ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Are you feeling sad, anxious, depressed? Do you feel like you're are on a roller-coaster emotionally? Would you like to experience more joy and peace in your life. Hello, I am Jody, a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience working with adults. My goals are to help you or your loved ones navigate through your problems, learn how to live in the present, process unresolved feelings and find ways to alleviate grief and fear. Together we will look at interventions that will work for you that will help create more joy and peace in your life."
I have experience counseling and possess a knowledge base consisting of many different theoretical orientations and approaches to practice, including but not limited to art and play therapy, trauma specific treatment, CBT/DBT, tapas acupuncture and tapping techniques. As a social worker, I am familiar with systems theory and various aspects involved in assessment, intervention and evaluation practices.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Rhode Island at and owner of Prestige Wellness and Co-Parenting Consulting. I am a private practice that offers individual, family, marital, co-parenting mediation and co-parenting groups. I provide a comfortable environment for individuals and families to speak openly about struggles in their life. I work with children, adolescence, adults, and families. I have an interactive counseling style. I want you to feel in control of the counseling process. I will help you set, reach and maintain treatment goals that are specific to your needs. This is your life you are in charge.
Making the choice to start counseling is not an easy one. You should be proud of your readiness for positive change! I am here to help you along your personal journey of increased insight and happiness. I am able to provide a tranquil and confidential environment where you can be yourself and share your inner emotions. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
When it's time to tackle the issues that are getting in your way, I will provide a caring, and energetic environment to create the change you need. I am a collaborative therapist who helps with concerns from temporary stress to challenging life situations and patterns of behavior stopping people from moving forward. I work with men and women who are experiencing anxiety, depression, challenging parenting situations, weight issues, and relationship concerns. I also work with people who just feel stuck in their personal lives or careers. I offer daytime appointments to accommodate your schedule.
Positive change is attainable, and it starts with building safe and healthy connections. My goal as a therapist is to start by taking time in learning what makes you unique and how you'd like to grow. I aim to provide a welcoming and strengths-focused atmosphere to assist in building on the skills that you already have as well as work together to add some new tools and strategies.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY APPOINTMENTS. LIMITED EVENING AVAILABILITY. Allison uses an integrated approach to treating clients, drawing on a broad range of evidence-based interventions best-suited to clients' individual needs and goals. She specializes in treating people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma. Her experience working in community mental health, corrections, and hospital outpatient settings has provided her with extensive training and resources, and most importantly, compassion and empathy, to help her clients achieve their full potential.
My clients and students value health, self-renewal and self-discovery, and believe that each of us plays an essential role in our healing. I use a meditative, gentle and brief method that: 1) Helps you discover patterns of thinking, feeling and action, 2) Makes emotions feel safe, and uncovers core beliefs and images; 3) Utilizes the innate wisdom of the body; and 4) Opens new life choices. Most of my work is with individuals or couples suffering from stress, grief, depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, relationship difficulties, pain conditions, and sleeping and eating difficulties. I accept most health insurance.
My approach to therapy is customized for you to give you the optimal environment to explore what is giving you distress, what you are questioning, and opportunities for personal growth. I work with you to address your challenges and identify ways to manage them. My work is through evidence based approaches. I treat adults , couples, and families in a safe and supportive manner. I will complete an assessment of your current status, identify treatment goals, and make a plan for your treatment with you. I work at a pace with which you are comfortable, taking into account the goals you have identified.
Sometimes in our journeys we all need a helping hand to guide us through this world in which we live. Helping you recognize your strengths, overcome obstacles, gain purpose, and create change are just some of the many goals I strive for in helping others achieve. I have experience working with individuals and couples facing concerns related to hardship, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, infidelity, loss/grief, adjustment, parenting, sexuality, and gender stereotypes.
I'm a bilingual, Mental Health Therapist and Substance Abuse Specialist and SAP-DOT with over 14 years of experience providing direct behavioral health services in a variety of mental health settings for adolescents and adults. I enjoy meeting with clients who feel overwhelmingly sad, anxious, to help them find comfort in their daily lives. I'm also passionate about working with Hispanic and Latino clients and draws from his
*** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS *** I specialize in the treatment of individuals as well as families struggling with anxiety, trauma, social phobias, depression, and addiction. I practice in a safe, quiet, and welcoming environment that allows for understanding and growth. I am available for individual, couples and/or family therapy and am willing to find the time most convenient for you.
I have openings in person and remote. I am a holistic practitioner looking to help you gain emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. We all experience unique challenges stemming from stress, anxiety, depression, work, relationships, family, and our health. I will work with you to find effective strategies to manage your stress and symptoms to get through these difficulties, so you will accomplish your goals and be able to enjoy your life to the fullest. I look forward to working with you. Call or email me now.
**UPDATED JUNE 13, 2022** ACCEPTING PATIENTS FOR VIRTUAL THERAPY AND IN-PERSON RIGHT NOW! IMMEDIATE OPENINGS ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS. ALL THAT IS NEEDED IS A PHONE AND/OR INTERNET. PLEASE USE EMAIL TO CONTACT ME AS IT IS EASIER TO RESPOND. Life can be challenging and at times overwhelming for us all. I want to help you meet and conquer life's obstacles. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to provide skilled and trusted therapy based solely on you and your individual goals. Every person has unique needs therefore I provide the appropriate therapy style to fit those unique needs.
Are you feeling isolated and/or overwhelmed before, during or after pregnancy? Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed or worried about your infant or child? Are you juggling multiple responsibilities in your early parenting years? Or, maybe you are in another hormonal stage of change, coping with the shifts of menopause? You might be trying to rediscover balance and confidence for your life. I have been working predominantly with women for over twenty years. My clients find ways to accept life's challenges with renewed strength and courage. We explore together tactics to make stressors more manageable. You are not alone.
No one should have to face any of life's challenges on their own, and that is how therapy can be helpful. Creating sustainable change, helping others to feel heard and understood, and working collaboratively to meet goals are main priorities for me in the therapy process. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents/teens, adults, families, and couples to meet their individual goals and become more aware of their strengths. I have experience with many issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and domestic violence. I would like to provide thoughtful guidance and help facilitate you making positive changes in your life.
As your therapist I will strive to help you discover your strengths in efforts to instill hope, inspire change, and best support you in reaching your goals. Together we will process your stressors, emotions and thought patterns. I take great care in developing a safe and collaborative relationship with my clients, as it is a key conductor towards healing, hope and change. I strive to see my clients become more resilient, empowered, become more joyful and have better relationships with people they can trust.
Is it hard coping with daily stressors? My passion is working with children, teens, and families to help them understand and manage their emotions and behaviors in a supportive therapeutic environment. I assist parents and children with working through barriers that affect their everyday life through a warm and collaborative, strength-based approach. I utilize creative interventions to support children/adolescents to enhance their skills including play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and collaborative/proactive problem-solving.
I have worked in many environments including community mental health centers, home based environments, public schools, and private practice. These experiences have allowed me to empathize with both children and adults facing varying struggles including poor social skills, traumatic events including sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, socioeconomic concerns, symptoms related to ADHD, as well as family and relationship concerns.
Deciding whether you or a loved one needs counseling or therapy can be a difficult decision. Clients I see usually present issues that are causing them depressed feelings or anxiety and stress. In general most people engage in psychotherapy because they are dissatisfied with the direction their life is going. While others call because of their search for a more fulfilling life. I am particularly interested in brief therapies that bring about positive life changes and more importantly changes within yourself. Relationships, crisis situations, trauma and loss are also reasons for making the decision to seek assistance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Cranston are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Cranston then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Cranston, or Child Psychologists in Cranston.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Cranston psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Cranston specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.