In life, your mental state can tell you something that you’re not. Doubt, anxiety, depression, and other problems can bring your mental state down. What is someone to do in a situation like this? One thing they can do is speak to a counselor based in Cranston. 

A counselor can help you maintain your mental state and realize just how powerful you can be. Cranston is a good place to live, and if you're living here, you can receive mental health treatment and be on the way to living a better life. Speak to someone today. 

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Elizabeth Gray

Offering therapy in RI
License: LCSW, CADCI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSleeping disorders
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Rhode Island, Virginia and Colorado with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor, advocate and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sleep dysfunction, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD and addictions. It is important to me to engage at an individual level and not focus on labels or expectations. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, cognitive-processing, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. To make our journey together work, I will request that you be honest and open. If something is not working I need you to say something. It takes courage to seek a happier life and being able to empower you from the get go is important to me. I look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Giele

Offering therapy in RI
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
31 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/LCSW) and advanced certified hospice/palliative social worker (ACHP-SW) with over 30 years of experience providing counseling and coaching services to people throughout many parts of the United States. I respect and honor your decision to seek a counselor to help you with the challenges you are going through. I work with clients from a person-centered, strengths-based perspective, meaning that I LISTEN to you non-judgmentally, and I LEARN from you about your values and dreams, what helps you most, and what your wishes are to improve your life, your relationships, and how you are feeling. In addition to deeply hearing you and your story, I provide interventions and support based in mindfulness and insight-orientation, life coaching, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, all of which will improve your confidence and your compassion for yourself, and increase your resilience to cope with whatever challenges have come your way. We all go through losses and unexpected change and crises at some point(s) in our lives. I am here to help you navigate these upsets, whether it is the diagnosis of a serious illness, the death of a loved one, divorce, the loss of employment, questions about your relationships and sexuality, or helping take care of your elderly parents, to name just some common challenges we all may deal with. I am an expert specifically in life and personal development coaching, career issues, grief and loss, coping with life-threatening illness, navigating medical systems, and compassion fatigue and caregiver support especially for adult children or caregivers of elderly parents. I look forward to working side-by-side with you to improve your health, confidence, and well-being, and to help you achieve your most fulfilling, authentic, and empowered life!

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Luisa DeLuca

Offering therapy in RI
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
30 years of experience

Hi! Thank you for viewing my profile. I have 28 years of experience in providing mental health counseling to individuals and couples in the state of RI. I would describe my style as "warm" and caring. I love helping people reach their individual potentials. My therapeutic persuasion is primarily cognitive-behavioral. I truly believe that the way in which we think and perceive an event is based upon life experiences and has alot to do with how we feel. If we can change the way we think, we can then change how we feel. I like to work collaboratively with a client. I see my role as a facilitator, to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Most of my treatment expertise is in the area of depression, anxiety and issues related to sexual orientation, gender identification and gender dysphoria. If you choose to work with me, I promise to truly listen to your concerns and help you formulate a plan to address your issues.

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Michael White

Offering therapy in RI
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Welcome to all! At some point in all of our lives, we reach a period of needing to reach out for some extra support. Sometimes the hardest part of seeking help is realizing that is "okay to not be okay". I am currently a LICSW in the state of Rhode Island and have worked in a variety of scenarios allowing me to provide treatment to those in need, ranging from working with individuals on inpatient psychiatric units to providing individual counseling with students in high school. The guiding principle when working with my clients is that we are a team working toward the same goal, a goal that is always set by you. My training is strongly rooted in CBT, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused interventions. Nobody is perfect and I want you to know that reaching out for help is a sign of great strength, NOT weakness. I look forward to working with you as a means for you to become the best version of yourself!

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Rachel DiPippo

Offering therapy in RI
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
22 years of experience

Hello, My name is Rachel DiPippo and I graduated with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families for 15 plus years in a variety of settings. Presenting concerns have included, but not limited to, a history of trauma, substance abuse, negative self talk, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, marriage relationship problems, interpersonal relationship problems, anger, eating disorders, coping with life changes, parenting issues and stressors, ADHD, and a myriad of other struggles. Clinical approach will depend on the needs of the client and goals are made as a collaborative effort. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Client Centered therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral techniques. I see my role as a therapist to come alongside clients in their journey of healing, encouraging and motivating them to open themselves to explore the drivers to unwanted behavior, thoughts, and emotions, and discovering what they can do to create the desired change. My goal is to create a safe space for a client to share what may be holding them back from living in freedom emotionally. In a supportive and compassionate way, I want to help people also obtain the tools they need in order to get where they want to be. I look forward to the privilege of walking that journey with you.

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Nadine Thompson

Offering therapy in RI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issues
30 years of experience

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!

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Angela Boyd

Offering therapy in RI
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Rhode Island with years of professional work experience. I have years of experience working with children and their families in a school setting. I also have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Patricia Pardy

Offering therapy in RI
License: LMHC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am a Mental Health Counselor, licensed in New York State, with over 16 years experience in the counseling field. I have had experience assisting clients with a wide range of concerns, such as, parenting issues, family/personal relationships, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and anger management. It is my belief therapy should be tailored to the individual client's needs, therefore I often use a combination of therapeutic techniques and approaches when providing treatment. My main goal as a therapist is to ensure a safe and supportive environment in which my client can feel comfortable exploring their individual issues. The clients I have worked with would say I am a caring and empathetic therapist who strives to develop a relationship with her clients that will allow for honesty and maximize client growth. I look forward to working with you! Patricia Pardy, LMHC, BC-TMH

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Ash Francis

Offering therapy in RI
Trauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a generalist licensed clinical social worker from Rhode Island with over five years of behavioral health experience. My approach to talk therapy is person-centered, evidence-based, and culturally sensitive. In short, it is about you and all that you bring into our therapeutic space. I will tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Carmen Benjamin

Offering therapy in RI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and (New Hampshire is pending) as an Independent Clinical Social Worker who provides individual psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and veterans. I graduated Summa Cum Laude receiving a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University. I have worked in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults for over five years. Among other areas, I work with those struggling with all forms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and managing life transitions. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy to address emotional challenges, such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders to help clients regain control of their lives. I draw from previous experience in helping veterans address homelessness, trauma, and other obstacles by providing access to comprehensive health and human services. Please contact me to see how I may be able to help you with your specific needs.

How to find counseling in Cranston

Finding the best therapist close by in Cranston can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Cranston. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Cranston, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Cranston or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Cranston area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Cranston, elsewhere in Providence, or in the greater state of Rhode Island.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Cranston area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cranston therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Cranston due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Cranston may not take health insurance, some in the state of Rhode Island may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Rhode Island you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Cranston, Rhode Island working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Cranston above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Cranston helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Cranston therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Cranston therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Cranston therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in RI, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 02905 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Cranston counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Cranston licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Cranston, Rhode Island can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Cranston has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Cranston:

02831, 02905, 02910, 02920, 02921

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