In life, we all have a history. Sometimes, our histories are regretful, and other times, they are something to admire. However, if you feel depressed over your history, or feel like you're not able to accomplish your goals because of something else holding you back, a counselor based in East Providence can help. 

East Providence is a town with a history dating back to the early days of America. If you want to be a part of this history, speak to a counselor today and you can make your own plan to be the best person possible. 

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Kayla Quadros

Offering therapy in RI
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

Hi there! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I have experience in treating individuals from 2 years old through adulthood. I have worked in a variety of settings including: home-based, outpatient, group therapy, school-based, and early childhood programs, and am now excited to expand my practice into online therapy. I frequently support individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, trauma, grief/loss, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflicts, and difficult life transitions. Within my career as a mental health counselor, I have sharpened my professional skills in a variety of modalities and interventions and tend to utilize an eclectic approach in therapy, incorporating aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness, among other strategies. My personal counseling style relies heavily on providing psychoeducation and connecting with clients through the use of metaphors and analogies. I find that this better helps them to understand therapeutic concepts as they relate to themselves and come to their own meaningful insights. Counseling should be a strengths-based and collaborative process that looks beyond individuals’ pathology and empowers them to make the beneficial changes they need in order to attain a healthier lifestyle. My main priority is to collaborate with you to determine your needs and goals and, subsequently, develop the best overall approach to help you along your journey. Everyone experiences different types of challenges and upheavals throughout their life. Navigating these challenges alone may be overwhelming and yet, seeking out professional help can also seem daunting. My hope is to guide you to uncovering your inherent strengths in order to help you help yourself. When you’re ready to take the next step towards your personal goals, I’d love to be there to support you! I look forward to working with you! Kayla

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Suzanne Kane

Offering therapy in RI
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with 7 years of direct psychotherapy experience working with individuals from many backgrounds and ages. In addition, I have over 12 years experience mentoring youth and families and over 8 years as a life coach for women struggling with health and body issues. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, relationship and intimacy issues, sexual dysfunction, parenting problems, discipline strategies, trauma related issues and borderline personality disorder. I also specialize in anxiety related disorders as I have experienced the toll that stress and anxiety can take on your everyday life. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and goal oriented. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I also don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling. I also have vast experience with DBT (Dialect Behavioral Therapy) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Ashley Hayes

Offering therapy in RI
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I have seven years of experience in clinical social work, primarily assisting clients with adjustment to challenging transitions in life. Much of my experience has been with clients who are living with serious illnesses, facing difficult decisions, learning how to manage anxiety and depression, and/or coping with grief and loss. Personally, I am a recent cancer survivor and work in an oncology clinic. My experience in both of these roles has reinforced my belief in a whole health approach to treatment. The mind and body are inextricably connected and both must be given attention and cared for to maintain balance. My therapeutic approach is client centered, strengths based, and solution focused. I help clients set reasonable expectations to meet their personally identified goals. I value the therapeutic relationship and strive for my clients to not only feel heard by me, but to hear themselves clearly as well. Sometimes hearing ourselves is very difficult with the chatter of the stress and worry in our minds. I work to help clients gain clarity in their thoughts and alter less functional patterns of thinking, primarily drawing from mindfulness practice, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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Alison Cabral

Offering therapy in RI
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is Alison, and I am a LCSW with 5 years of clinical experience working directly with clients. I’ve worked with clients on a wide range of concerns, primarily focusing on relationships; healthy partner and friend relationships, parenting, domestic violence and sexual assault. I also help clients through concerns stemming from those issues such as trauma, anxiety, and so on. I believe that anyone can benefit from having a nonjudgmental and caring person to speak with about whatever is going on in their life, and I hope I can provide that space for you. I am known for being an excellent listener and treating my clients with respect and compassion. I let clients take the lead and tailor my treatment around the comfort level and needs of each person. I look forward to speaking with you and hope that I can provide the safe and comfortable space you need to begin your journey to empowerment and healing!

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Katie Ferreira-Aubin

Offering therapy in RI
AddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Rhode Island with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Dawn Whitehead

Offering therapy in RI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Rhode Island with almost 20 years in the field. My experience includes helping clients manage stress/anxiety; overcome depression; process trauma; and explore LGBT-related issues. I also teach anger management skills. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kerry Dzikiewicz

Offering therapy in RI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
5 years of experience

I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have morning availability at this time.

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Nissa Sanchez

Offering therapy in RI
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Rhode Island with 5 years of professional work experience. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Hafida Zerouali

Offering therapy in RI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am an Independent licensed Clinical Therapist in Rhode Island with over 5 years of experience working as an Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist and consultant. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, lack of motivation, self-esteem, career challenges, Grief and losses, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped numerous people who have experienced trauma, and emotional and physical abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing as well as rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Rutanya Simon

Offering therapy in RI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oklahoma. I have provided therapy for a diverse population of clients over the past nine years. I worked within the court system for three years where I was able to aid people in their recovery process while dealing with life changes and any mental health issues. The last five years I have worked with families to provide a better quality of life in spite of mental health or disparaging circumstances. I have experience with depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, addiction and trauma. I pride myself on being judgement free and providing an atmosphere which is open and safe. My therapeutic approach is conversational, solution-focused and holistic. We will focus on behaviors which are counter productive to desired results and I will aid the you in finding prosocial activities which can promote healthier habits leading to a better life. I will allow you to be the expert of your life while providing support and helping to maintain focus on the goals we determine you would like to meet during the therapeutic relationship. I look forward to being a part of your journey to becoming your best self!!!

How to find counseling in East Providence

Finding the best therapist close by in East Providence 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 East Providence. 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 East Providence, 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 East Providence 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 East Providence 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 East Providence, 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 East Providence area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed East Providence 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 East Providence 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 East Providence 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 East Providence, 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 East Providence 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 East Providence 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 East Providence 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 East Providence 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 East Providence 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 02916 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 East Providence 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 East Providence 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 East Providence, 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.

East Providence 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.

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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.

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

02914, 02915, 02916

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