In life, it may feel like you don’t know what destination you're taking, and it can be a challenge for you to tackle. In a situation such as this, what can you do? Your mental state doesn’t let you go anywhere, and no one seems to understand. With that said, a counselor based in Warwick may be able to help. 

Warwick is a great place to live, and it’s a city of opportunities. If you want to make the best out of your life, speak to a counselor there today. You can learn how to cope and how you can solve problems. Give them a try.

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Karie Leduc

Offering therapy in RI
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
19 years of experience

Are you feeling hurt or overwhelmed by something that happened to you? Do you find yourself stuck in upsetting patterns of thinking, feeling, or behaving that make it difficult to move forward and make decisions in your personal or professional life? Considering making changes in your life can feel daunting, and counseling can provide support and guidance as you continue building a more fulfilling life for yourself. In my practice, I strive to create a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental atmosphere that will help you better understand the difficulties you're experiencing and learn about ways to overcome them. Psychotherapy is a process of self-discovery that will help you connect with your inner life, unbind from the past, and live fully in the present. As you learn about and acknowledge different aspects of yourself, you will find rough spots, as well as resources. All parts of your experience play important roles and we can understand what has been useful, what parts might be modified, as well as parts that offer strength and support that can be built upon. These discoveries remove potential obstacles to your growth and open avenues for connection and well-being. I believe that therapy can not only alleviate specific hardships or teach more compassionate self-care, but that therapy can be emotionally transformative. I practice this belief with rigor, I believe my role is to provide a supportive, yet challenging environment that fosters emotional well-being, new insights, and change. I am an active participant in the therapy session. Together we will be able to set therapeutic goals and follow a clear path to achieve them. I hold emotions and affect in the highest regard and pay particular attention to non-verbal communications. I address a wide variety of difficulties and issues in my practice, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, mood and personality disorders. I also have extensive experience helping those dealing with significant life changes such as education, employment, marriage and divorce, or loss and grief. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for the State of Rhode Island for 18 years, working in the community mental health field as well as private practice for over 9 years. I have a very flexible schedule and will check and respond to messages several times a day throughout the day, seven days a week. I also offer live chat, phone sessions and video sessions as needed and these can be scheduled based on need and at our convenience.

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Elizabeth Giele

Offering therapy in RI
License: LICSW,LCSW/LISW,ACHP-SW
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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Misty Faella

Offering therapy in RI
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in RI with a little more than 15 years of experience in the field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Many of the children and adolescents with whom I have worked were involved in the child welfare system at one point in their lives- either currently in foster care or were in foster care and now is adopted. Therefore, I have a lot of experience working with issues such as grief and loss, and trauma such as having experienced neglect and/or abuse.Some of the adults I have worked with were in treatment for substance abuse. Other issues I have a lot of experience in is anxiety and stress, PTSD, ADHD, and ODD. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe that the client is the expert in their lives and with support and guidance and empowerment, is capable of making any changes he or she desires. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma- focused. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and 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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Ann Adams

Offering therapy in RI
License: LMHC,NCMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida and Rhode Island with over 30 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and often my work as a life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, stage of life changes. I also worked for many years in the field of addictions. My counseling style is sensitive, warm and my clients get feedback. I come from a person -centered approach which involves treating my clients with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral mindfulness, with solution -focused processes. I believe it is important to set at least one goal on the first visit. My clients enjoy the challenges presented in sessions and find the changes they make are the changes they seek, it just wasn't in their conscious thoughts. But, they usually have the answers and just need help finding their way to the change they seek. Seeking help is difficult, we have to admit to ourselves that we can't figure this problem out alone. Or maybe, we just want to improve our quality of life and become more productive, more independent, more powerful! People seek help for many reasons. Helping people is my passion. I love to see the changes my clients can make within weeks of starting therapy sessions. The committed client can accomplish their goals, they just need to remain committed and focused on their goals. I help clients to learn how to do that. I hope to start working with you soon! How can I help you?

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Daphne Jakstis

Offering therapy in RI
License: MSW,LICSW,CDBT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
21 years of experience

I am a therapist offering more than 20 years of experience helping my clients with a variety of issues. My area of specialty is trauma treatment. I hold certifications in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and advanced clinical trauma treatment. I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider and this allows me to use a combination of traditional evidence-based practices along with holistic approaches for overall wellness. A person's mental health is influenced by many different factors both internal and external. Our mental health can be influenced by our stress, our lack of connectedness to others, our diet, sleep issues, painful past experiences, and our environment. My skillset allows me to provide therapy that helps my clients reach all of their identified goals for wellness and quality of life.

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Melanie Bagaglio

Offering therapy in RI
License: M.Ed, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
23 years of experience

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just step the first step. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress, anxiety, parenting problems, ADHD, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced grief and loss, career changes, and eating and sleep disorders. My counseling style is non-judgmental and supportive. I believe in creating a safe space where one can learn and grow while they are treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is solution focused combining cognitive-behavioral and reality based techniques. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Counseling and seeking change is hard work. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that first step up the staircase, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Justin Green

Offering therapy in RI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefIntimacy-related issuesEating disorders
10 years of experience

Dr. Justin F. Green- Ph.D., LCSWa, LCASa, CCSOTS, CCFSW, RT Dr. Justin F. Green is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate, Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, Clinically Certified Forensic Social Worker, and a Respiratory Therapist. He Received his BA, BS and Masters in Social Work from Fayetteville State University- “Bronco Pride.” Dr. Green has a Doctorate in philosophy with a concentration in Metaphysics (spiritual counseling). Dr. Green is native to North Carolina. He is also the father of 6 children. He is Married to an Army Veteran. Together they own “Helping Hands Heal”- originally founded by Mrs. Green and “Inspired By Change” founded by Dr. Green. Both organizations work together to bring toiletries and tents to the homeless communities, providing care packages and shelter from the elements. Currently Dr. Green Specializes in sex offenders, anti-racial issues, inclusion, sexual deviant behavior, gender identity roles, LGBTQ+ community, Reserve Soldiers, Couples Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis and the homeless population- all underserved populations. With over 10 years experience in Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and Schizophrenia disorders. Dr. Green currently works as a Remote Outpatient Therapist for “Better Help” - His primary Mission is to serve adults and adolescents from underserved populations that come from all facets of life. Dr. Green sits on the board of Directors for “Safe Place” a Non-Profit group that caters to young girls that suffer from social abnormalities and/or mental health disorders. Dr. Greens approach is to treat the past, while helping clients live in the present, so they are able to secure their future.

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Loseca Austral

Offering therapy in RI
License: LCSW,MSEd
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I have over 18 years of therapeutic experience, which include helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, identity issues, career difficulties, anxiety & depression. I have worked extensively with clients to help them build resilience and self confidence, while reclaiming their power. My modalities include but are not limited to CBT, DBT, meditation, client-centered/strength based treatment. I believe you are both courageous and self-honoring for exploring therapy. I look forward to working together to enhance your life.

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Dr. Nikol Garcia

Offering therapy in RI
Self esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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. 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.

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Elizabeth Santiago

Offering therapy in RI
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

Hello and welcome! Thank you for your interest in working with me. I have been providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families since 2007. Educated at Antioch University, Los Angeles, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a range of settings. My specialties include women's issues, specifically Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD/PMD), anxiety/panic attacks, depression, grief & loss, marital/relationship issues, trauma, divorce/separation, and more. My approach is solution-focused where I focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques with a client-centered approach considering cultural, social, and psychosocial influences. I believe you are the expert in your life and together we can work to improve your functioning using your strengths. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Warwick

Finding the best therapist close by in Warwick 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 Warwick. 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 Warwick, 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 Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick, elsewhere in Kent, 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 Warwick area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick, 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 Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick 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 02887 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 Warwick 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 Warwick 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 Warwick, 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.

Warwick 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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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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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 Warwick:

02818, 02886, 02887, 02888, 02889

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