Therapists in Providence, RI

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Photo of Brandon St Pierre, LICSW, MSW, CGS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brandon St Pierre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, CGS
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Waitlist for new clients
Brandon has worked with all walks of life over his career, providing counseling to many different age groups ranging from adolescence to post-retirement. He enjoys working with individuals to achieve healing and growth; conquer addictive behaviors; improve relationships & self-image; navigate the many obstacles that life can offer and explore their own intrinsic strength to meet their goals.
Brandon has worked with all walks of life over his career, providing counseling to many different age groups ranging from adolescence to post-retirement. He enjoys working with individuals to achieve healing and growth; conquer addictive behaviors; improve relationships & self-image; navigate the many obstacles that life can offer and explore their own intrinsic strength to meet their goals.
(401) 425-4311 View (401) 425-4311
Photo of Ali Thieman, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ali Thieman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02909
Not accepting new clients
It is a brave step to seek help. Sometimes overwhelming, difficult, or painful experiences get in the way of living a life we most value - with our own openness, authenticity, and sense of meaning. These past experiences may still affect our mind and body in the present, leaving us stuck in old thoughts, beliefs, and habits that are no longer helpful. With warmth and safety, as well as focused interventions, we can process and resolve traumatic memories that have been holding you back.
It is a brave step to seek help. Sometimes overwhelming, difficult, or painful experiences get in the way of living a life we most value - with our own openness, authenticity, and sense of meaning. These past experiences may still affect our mind and body in the present, leaving us stuck in old thoughts, beliefs, and habits that are no longer helpful. With warmth and safety, as well as focused interventions, we can process and resolve traumatic memories that have been holding you back.
(401) 389-1758 View (401) 389-1758
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Daniela Vasquez- Brave Mind Counseling Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02903  (Online Only)
Licensed in MA and RI! We all struggle with taking care of ourselves while balancing life’s demands at some point or another. Too often we forget about ourselves in the process of nurturing our children, our families, or our relationships. I believe it is so important to support those who are in caring roles to ensure that they feel self-care is a possibility for them. In my almost 9 years of practice, I have grown to be very passionate about women’s and children's mental health and the various roles we hold within our personal and professional lives.
Licensed in MA and RI! We all struggle with taking care of ourselves while balancing life’s demands at some point or another. Too often we forget about ourselves in the process of nurturing our children, our families, or our relationships. I believe it is so important to support those who are in caring roles to ensure that they feel self-care is a possibility for them. In my almost 9 years of practice, I have grown to be very passionate about women’s and children's mental health and the various roles we hold within our personal and professional lives.
(401) 336-6039 View (401) 336-6039
Photo of Elizabeth Cashman Greenberg, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Cashman Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906  (Online Only)
Every individual has the right to a healthy, well-lived life. The right to feeling whole, complete, balanced and purposeful. This concept of a well-lived life needs to incorporate all aspects of an individual: their mind, body and environment. When that balance has been disrupted, emotional pain and physical maladies can occur.
Every individual has the right to a healthy, well-lived life. The right to feeling whole, complete, balanced and purposeful. This concept of a well-lived life needs to incorporate all aspects of an individual: their mind, body and environment. When that balance has been disrupted, emotional pain and physical maladies can occur.
(401) 352-6218 View (401) 352-6218
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Arlene H Berrol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Most of my clients come to me with initial concerns of anxiety, depression and relationship turmoil. But at the core, the issues so often relate to the client's negative self-esteem, guilt and a persistent sense of not living up to one's potential. What I establish in the very first session is that here, within the safety of our therapeutic relationship, the client will find the strength to explore these negative feelings. My clients find me empathic, insightful, safe and deeply present.
Most of my clients come to me with initial concerns of anxiety, depression and relationship turmoil. But at the core, the issues so often relate to the client's negative self-esteem, guilt and a persistent sense of not living up to one's potential. What I establish in the very first session is that here, within the safety of our therapeutic relationship, the client will find the strength to explore these negative feelings. My clients find me empathic, insightful, safe and deeply present.
(401) 515-4722 View (401) 515-4722
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Yannis Acosta
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02904  (Online Only)
In a world where mental health is gaining recognition for its importance, having a compassionate and dedicated therapist can make all the difference. Yannis Acosta embodies these qualities, bringing a unique blend of empathy, expertise, and a nonjudgmental approach to her practice. Yannis’s therapeutic philosophy centers around empathy and understanding. She creates a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Her diverse experiences enable her to handle complex issues with sensitivity and insight, while tailoring treatment to individual needs.
In a world where mental health is gaining recognition for its importance, having a compassionate and dedicated therapist can make all the difference. Yannis Acosta embodies these qualities, bringing a unique blend of empathy, expertise, and a nonjudgmental approach to her practice. Yannis’s therapeutic philosophy centers around empathy and understanding. She creates a safe and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Her diverse experiences enable her to handle complex issues with sensitivity and insight, while tailoring treatment to individual needs.
(401) 416-5956 View (401) 416-5956
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Renee Desaulniers
Counselor, LMHC, CAADC, CCDPD
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02903
Renee M Desaulniers, LMHC, LCDP, CCDP, has over 40 years of experience working with diverse populations and conditions. She held a clinical therapist position at the RI State Psychiatric Hospital, clinical therapist at Butler Psychiatric Hospital Outpatient, Groden Center for Autistic Children and Young Adults, Meadows Edge Recovery Center and as a social Caseworker II at the Department of Youth and Family Services.
Renee M Desaulniers, LMHC, LCDP, CCDP, has over 40 years of experience working with diverse populations and conditions. She held a clinical therapist position at the RI State Psychiatric Hospital, clinical therapist at Butler Psychiatric Hospital Outpatient, Groden Center for Autistic Children and Young Adults, Meadows Edge Recovery Center and as a social Caseworker II at the Department of Youth and Family Services.
(401) 409-4516 x103 View (401) 409-4516 x103
Photo of Elizabeth Hammond, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906  (Online Only)
Your relationship with food and your body has taken over your life, and you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and alone. You may be fed up with the shame, tired of having no control, or sick of feeling isolated. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to leave the eating disorder behind. You want to feel confident and in control of your emotions. Most of all, you’re ready to reconnect with yourself.
Your relationship with food and your body has taken over your life, and you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, and alone. You may be fed up with the shame, tired of having no control, or sick of feeling isolated. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to leave the eating disorder behind. You want to feel confident and in control of your emotions. Most of all, you’re ready to reconnect with yourself.
(401) 235-4720 View (401) 235-4720
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Providence Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGS, MAT
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02907
Greetings! My name is Alex. At Providence Wellness, I support people of all ages who struggle with trauma, the education system, parenting, and day to day life in today’s complex society. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed, culturally aware, structured to empower clients, and shift their self-awareness.
Greetings! My name is Alex. At Providence Wellness, I support people of all ages who struggle with trauma, the education system, parenting, and day to day life in today’s complex society. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed, culturally aware, structured to empower clients, and shift their self-awareness.
(401) 561-7660 View (401) 561-7660
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Margaret R Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Waitlist for new clients
With more than 15 years of experience working with young adults as they transition from adolescence to adulthood, I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals who face issues of Identity, self-esteem, educational and career pressures and interpersonal challenges. In addition to young adults, I have deep experience with adult caregivers of the aging and disabled. At any stage of life anxiety and depression can arise and interfere with one's ability to reach personal and professional goals.
With more than 15 years of experience working with young adults as they transition from adolescence to adulthood, I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals who face issues of Identity, self-esteem, educational and career pressures and interpersonal challenges. In addition to young adults, I have deep experience with adult caregivers of the aging and disabled. At any stage of life anxiety and depression can arise and interfere with one's ability to reach personal and professional goals.
(401) 648-3452 View (401) 648-3452
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Diana Ferraro
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02903
If you are reading this now, chances are that you or someone you love is dealing with a substance use problem. It also means that you may be ready to explore what this means and what opportunities exist for recovery. I want you to focus on what you have to gain… freedom, health, repaired relationships and so much more.
If you are reading this now, chances are that you or someone you love is dealing with a substance use problem. It also means that you may be ready to explore what this means and what opportunities exist for recovery. I want you to focus on what you have to gain… freedom, health, repaired relationships and so much more.
(401) 271-7678 View (401) 271-7678
Peter G Erickson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02906
Relationships and life transitions often involve loss, grief, and sadness. Emotional pain, moreover, often makes everyday life seem unbearable and exhausting. Outpatient counseling and psychotherapy - both marital and individual - can facilitate the relief of the sadness, confusion, and anxiety that are part of working through personal and relational stressors. The approaches and models in which I have been trained and educated - interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies - are also informed by and infused with with the essential, humane and core qualities of empathy, understanding, warmth, and genuineness.
Relationships and life transitions often involve loss, grief, and sadness. Emotional pain, moreover, often makes everyday life seem unbearable and exhausting. Outpatient counseling and psychotherapy - both marital and individual - can facilitate the relief of the sadness, confusion, and anxiety that are part of working through personal and relational stressors. The approaches and models in which I have been trained and educated - interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies - are also informed by and infused with with the essential, humane and core qualities of empathy, understanding, warmth, and genuineness.
(401) 244-8539 View (401) 244-8539
Photo of Ananda DeMaio, LICSW, LCDP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ananda DeMaio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCDP
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02908  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of living out the same patterns again and again? At times, our personal experiences can be difficult to navigate or make sense of. When our experiences begin to overwhelm us, affecting our relationships, happiness, or functioning, guidance from an effective therapist can make a difference. My goal is to help you feel comfortable in the therapeutic process and to provide a safe space for you to reflect, process, grow, and recover. I offer a strength based, trauma informed approach in assisting you to clarify and work towards your personal goals.
Are you tired of living out the same patterns again and again? At times, our personal experiences can be difficult to navigate or make sense of. When our experiences begin to overwhelm us, affecting our relationships, happiness, or functioning, guidance from an effective therapist can make a difference. My goal is to help you feel comfortable in the therapeutic process and to provide a safe space for you to reflect, process, grow, and recover. I offer a strength based, trauma informed approach in assisting you to clarify and work towards your personal goals.
(401) 305-1592 View (401) 305-1592
Photo of Dan Troia, MA, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Dan Troia
Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02905
I am an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). I use an integrative treatment approach for Adult ADHD and issues with Executive Function. This four-part comprehensive treatment model includes 1. education 2. medication options 3. coaching for lifestyle change 4. CBT for depression, anxiety and self-esteem.
I am an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). I use an integrative treatment approach for Adult ADHD and issues with Executive Function. This four-part comprehensive treatment model includes 1. education 2. medication options 3. coaching for lifestyle change 4. CBT for depression, anxiety and self-esteem.
(401) 205-8738 View (401) 205-8738
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EMDR Intensives with Neeka Stanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02909
Do you want to make a big change in your life? EMDR Therapy intensives give you the opportunity to spend several hours a day, for 1-10 days in close proximity, with one therapist, focusing on your healing. We have all gone through hard things in life and often have internalized negative messages and memories from those times. These can block us from living the lives we really want. EMDR is a therapeutic approach that can heal those stuck memories and free up your energy for growth and new ways of living.
Do you want to make a big change in your life? EMDR Therapy intensives give you the opportunity to spend several hours a day, for 1-10 days in close proximity, with one therapist, focusing on your healing. We have all gone through hard things in life and often have internalized negative messages and memories from those times. These can block us from living the lives we really want. EMDR is a therapeutic approach that can heal those stuck memories and free up your energy for growth and new ways of living.
(401) 519-7236 View (401) 519-7236
Photo of Julia Bussolari, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Julia Bussolari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Julia Bussolari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She completed the RIC graduate program in 2019. Julia has worked with children with disabilities for more than 20 years. She has met with families of children with disabilities and helped them cope with their diagnosis and behaviors. She has also treated adults and children with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD. In her free time, Julia enjoys animals and traveling.
Julia Bussolari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who has been practicing since 2019. She completed the RIC graduate program in 2019. Julia has worked with children with disabilities for more than 20 years. She has met with families of children with disabilities and helped them cope with their diagnosis and behaviors. She has also treated adults and children with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD. In her free time, Julia enjoys animals and traveling.
(401) 358-5377 View (401) 358-5377
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Meghan Haines
Counselor
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
I strongly believe that therapy is a place to explore what in your life needs attention and support, and work together to determine what strategies will best enhance your life.I am a master’s level pre-licensed therapist in Rhode Island, where I provide individual and group therapy to adolescents, college students, and adults. My areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, perfectionism, student mental health, impulsivity, relationship difficulties, and issues with self-esteem and identity.
I strongly believe that therapy is a place to explore what in your life needs attention and support, and work together to determine what strategies will best enhance your life.I am a master’s level pre-licensed therapist in Rhode Island, where I provide individual and group therapy to adolescents, college students, and adults. My areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, perfectionism, student mental health, impulsivity, relationship difficulties, and issues with self-esteem and identity.
(401) 496-8507 x1 View (401) 496-8507 x1
Photo of Alicia V. Rodriguez - Clear Space MH, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clear Space MH
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Providence, RI 02904  (Online Only)
My name is Alicia V. Rodriguez, and I'm a psychotherapist. I created Clear Space MH after numerous conversations and hearing multiple individuals express how they wish they could find a therapist who "understood" what they were going through; a therapist who understood their cultural background, and what it’s like to work full time while taking care of family members. A therapist who understood adversity, but not being able to “fix it”. I realized that I too wanted the same. Clear Space MH is just that; a clear space to work on your mental health. Everyone’s mental health journey is different and will be treated as such.
My name is Alicia V. Rodriguez, and I'm a psychotherapist. I created Clear Space MH after numerous conversations and hearing multiple individuals express how they wish they could find a therapist who "understood" what they were going through; a therapist who understood their cultural background, and what it’s like to work full time while taking care of family members. A therapist who understood adversity, but not being able to “fix it”. I realized that I too wanted the same. Clear Space MH is just that; a clear space to work on your mental health. Everyone’s mental health journey is different and will be treated as such.
(401) 409-8332 View (401) 409-8332
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Ve-Linda Silva
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS , LCDP, CADC
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02904
Ve-Linda Silva is a beacon of hope and resilience for individuals, offering a compassionate and evidence-based approach to addressing addiction, trauma, and mental health challenges. Her expertise, dedication, and commitment to providing holistic support make her an invaluable resource for those seeking guidance and healing in their journey towards well-being.
Ve-Linda Silva is a beacon of hope and resilience for individuals, offering a compassionate and evidence-based approach to addressing addiction, trauma, and mental health challenges. Her expertise, dedication, and commitment to providing holistic support make her an invaluable resource for those seeking guidance and healing in their journey towards well-being.
(401) 227-8290 View (401) 227-8290
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Lori Ann Perretta
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Providence, RI 02906
Openings for child therapy group. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, and adults. While I embrace a psychodynamic approach, I also use cognitive-behavioral practices, mindfulness, relaxation training, and play therapy. I work with my clients to examine their life, build coping skills, heal emotionally, and deepen their relationships with themselves and others. I am especially experienced in assisting with grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, transitional and behavioral difficulties, and relationship difficulties. I honor the privilege of being part of one’s healing journey and life story.
Openings for child therapy group. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, and adults. While I embrace a psychodynamic approach, I also use cognitive-behavioral practices, mindfulness, relaxation training, and play therapy. I work with my clients to examine their life, build coping skills, heal emotionally, and deepen their relationships with themselves and others. I am especially experienced in assisting with grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, transitional and behavioral difficulties, and relationship difficulties. I honor the privilege of being part of one’s healing journey and life story.
(401) 537-1100 View (401) 537-1100

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Providence, RI

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Providence, RI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
55% Aetna

How Therapists in Providence, RI see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Providence?

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.