My name is Nadine Thompson, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical Practice, from Smith College School of Social Work in 1991. I also have post-graduate certification in Addiction counseling, multicultural practice, DBT, and Couples and Family Therapy. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, addiction, relationships/parenting, and more. Over the past 30 years as a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the rapport, connection, and comfort you feel with your therapist. Recently, i have come to really see the value in being able "to hold space" for clients to express their deepest feelings and possibly find the answers and direction that they need as they become more self-aware.
We all want to be able to share our personal truths and be accepted and understood. I believe in the power of “telling our stories”, as a pathway to healing and resilience. Our work together may include you being able to see yourself and those around you more clearly and develop tools and strategies for creating change in your life.
My counseling style is warm, and empathic and I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I approach counseling through a client-centered, narrative approach. My philosophy is that every client has strengths and solutions available for what they are going through. It is important for me to help my clients feel empowered to overcome their present life circumstances.
I look forward to meeting you and being on this journey with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Immigration Issues, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MA LICSW 127185
RI LCSW CSW02619
Nadine is the best therapist I’ve ever spoken with. She actually listened and understood what I was saying to her, and followed that up with insightful feedback that helped me move forward.
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Nadine for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes, and coaching
Nadine provides thoughtful, astute insight into the challenges I share with her. She asks great questions to help me reflect, takes thorough notes and brings a deep understanding of my family’s relationships into each of our sessions. I feel very supported in our work together and learn a lot each week.
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Nadine for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Nadine is an amazing lady who engages with you personally and takes the time to understand you as a person. Her advice is offered sensitively and appropriately. She has never hesitated to go above and beyond what she is required to do to help me.
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Nadine for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
I only had 2 sessions with Nadine and each session was different. She is very attentive and a great listener.
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Nadine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Excellent listener! Nadine is helping me exactly the way I asked for. She is professional and respectful.
Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Nadine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Highly recommend !
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Nadine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes