Hello, Welcome to Better Help!
My name is Colleen Hayes-Costello, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College. I’ve worked in many different settings with individuals and families who experience a variety of personal issues. I have spent the last ten years working with families involved in the child welfare system. As a clinician, I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, parenting struggles, life changes, trauma/abuse. I believe we all go through experiences in life that are a challenge, having someone to talk it through with helps us move forward. I practice with a client-focused mind set, patience, and non-judgement. Some of my practice tools include mindfulness, attachment theory, solution-focused, and trauma informed cognitive behavioral therapy.
You’ve taken a big step in exploring Better Help, a step that is not easy. I’d be honored to work with and support you at your own pace.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
MA LICSW LICSW126429
RI LICSW ISW03197
She is kind and considerate. She is thoughtful and professional. She gives sound advice and holds me accountable to myself.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
Colleen is the sweetest, most understanding counselor I have ever had. I've made so much progress because of her. She's amazing!!
Written on Nov 17, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
After just a few sessions Colleen has already helped me identify helpful strategies to manage my anxiety. I am grateful for her help!
Written on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Colleen is an incredible therapist! She’s professional and has a wonderful way of making you feel comfortable and supported as you work through things at your own pace. She’s patient, kind and has helped me tremendously!! I can’t recommend her highly enough!!
Written on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 11 months
Colleen takes the time to get to know her clients and is empathetic as well as individualistic in her guidance.
Written on Mar 09, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Colleen is a very supportive and attentive counselor. I am having a very positive experience and feel BetterHelp is a great platform to work through issues.
Written on Oct 02, 2019 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd