I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have been fortunate to work with clients who engage in therapy for a variety of issues, primarily anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, anger management, and grief, trauma, and loss. Therapy provides a safe and caring space for clients to express their feelings, learn new skills, and ultimately, achieve their goals.
It can be intimidating and even scary to begin therapy and share information with someone you don't know. Every person who begins therapy has made the brave decision to seek support to feel better. I connect with clients with warmth, clear communication, caring, and a little humor. I listen from a non-judgmental perspective, hearing both challenges and strengths. We need to recognize what is going well in your life and tap into that to face the challenges. My strength-based approach includes cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychoeducation.
We will work together to determine the best approach for you. Therapy is your time! I can listen, ask questions, challenge unhelpful beliefs, and consistently support you, but you don't need me for answers. Our therapeutic relationship develops based on the belief that you have the answers already and just may need support to find them. I am happy to answer any questions you have and look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
RI LMHC MHC00355
Very kind, and down to earth. She makes it really easy to talk to her. I am very glad that she is my therapist
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Truly a blessing in my life. I have been in therapy and had a few people. Ann Allain is the best therapist I have had the pleasure of talking with. She challenges me in the best way. Is so empathetic and caring. I feel heard, cared about, validated and respected. I feel extremely safe telling her anything and everything and feeling my real feelings, not just putting on the brave face.
I tell EVERYONE about how much she has been a key part in my healing journey.
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ann is very attentive to listening and creates a respectable safe space for me. She brings perspective and good questions for me to think about. She checks in on me and I do the worksheets and implement tools she suggests. I feel supported and understood.
Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Ann has help me tremendously with my mental health issues. She listens and understands me with no judgement. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has mental health issues.
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management
Ann is an amazing listener and helps guide you to making changes that will better your ability to deal with life and its struggles
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd
Ann is constantly reassuring as well as willing to help me challenge myself. I like that she allows me to navigate my experience through different perspectives.
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue