Therapists In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Rhode Island

Blue Cross Blue Shield is a common health insurance in Rhode Island, and individuals who have Blue Cross Blue Shield may wish to find therapists who are in-network with their health insurance.

When you see a therapist who is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, each session you’ll pay only a copay, which typically ranges from $0-$75/session. Depending on your plan, you may first need to pay the provider’s full session fee until you meet your annual deductible, which is the total amount of medical expenses required before your health insurance starts to cover costs. Some plans cover the cost of in-network therapy sessions before the deductible is met; to verify whether your specific plan covers therapy sessions and at what rate, visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield website or call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask about your coverage for outpatient mental health.

Find vetted therapists in Rhode Island who are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield below. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Andrew  Leonard

Andrew Leonard

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $150 per session

Coming into therapy can be an extremely difficult decision. As such, the respect and appreciation I have for the courage it takes to reach out for help and to allow yourself to be vulnerable in therapy is immeasurable. The responsibility that comes along with this as a psychotherapist is something I will never take lightly or lose sight of. Therefore, I am 100% committed to the work we undergo together and will always aspire to offer a treatment environment in which you feel comfortable, respected, and valued at all times by a competent and empathic professional.

Our work together will always be a collaborative effort. If you find that you are having trouble believing in yourself, know that I do, and that we will work to get you to the point where you do as well. I truly believe that every human being is capable of making positive, meaningful changes, even when it may be challenging to believe this initially—all it takes is a small amount of willingness and open-mindedness to build upon. The fact that you are even reading this right now shows that you have both of these already.

Whenever you feel ready, please do not hesitate to reach out to chat a bit about any questions you may have or just to see if we are the right fit.


Anthony  Parente

Anthony Parente

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

We all hope for happiness, joy and success in our lives, but sometimes life has a way of undermining our plans. Whether it’s personal loss, struggling with depression, or reaching a crossroad in your life, sometimes it all feels too overwhelming to face alone. Though we live in a culture that encourages independence, I believe there is power in community, and strength in seeking support, for no one person has all the answers.

My approach to therapy is a collaborative process. Your path is unique to you, so when we begin our work I join you on your journey as we explore possibilities and develop solutions together. Your relationship with your therapist is central to the success of your treatment. If you are ready we can work together to make the changes toward a more fulfilling life.


Be Collaborative Care

Be Collaborative Care

439 Benefit Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $0 per session

Be Collaborative Care is a holistic eating disorder recovery center in Providence, RI that provides comprehensive care to individuals in all stages of recovery. Staffed by a team of social workers, dieticians, expressive arts therapists, and yoga therapists, Be offers individual and group therapy sessions, as well as the only eating disorder specific intensive outpatient program in the state.

Be is a unique treatment center in Rhode Island with its holistic, integrative approach, that supports individuals in reconnecting to their bodies and to loved ones. Clinicians at Be will collaborate with outside treatment teams to provide a full continuum of care. Be clinicians combine evidence-based treatments with a true passion for helping clients heal and are committed to going the extra mile to meet each client's needs.


Shera  Baker

Shera Baker

110 Eddy Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $150 per session

It’s often considered taboo to talk about mental health in many cultures and, or communities. Mental Health is stigmatized, viewed as a sign of weakness, inadequacy, abnormality making it feel very embarrassing or uncomfortable to talk about. It’s not and its very common and very healthy of individuals. I offer a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment for you to address your individual mental health needs. I am currently taking new patients for individual psychotherapy. Please call, or even email me, to schedule an appointment to determine if I am a good fit for you as your therapist. I accept Neighborhood Health, United Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tufts insurances. I offer a sliding scale for private pay and your 1st consultation is free.


Todd  Schmenk

Todd Schmenk

1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 per session

No one likes to admit it, but we all have that something that we wish was different. We wish we were better. Wish we were more talented. Would like to be heard. Wish we knew better ways to communicate. Hope things might some how be different. Yet, we often continue to do the same thing unless we come across something or someone who shows us an alternative path, a different way. That is what you will find here. Someone to help you challenge these notions, explore different avenues and find new ways of being.


Sharon  Philbin

Sharon Philbin

100 Lafayette Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

No problem or concern is too small or too big. There is no judgment here, and we'll work together to figure out what would be the best route for you to take.


Lakshyan  Schanzer

Lakshyan Schanzer

89 Garden Street, Cranston, RI, 02910

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $150 per session

My clients and students value health, self-renewal and self-discovery, and believe that each of us plays an essential role in our healing. I use a meditative, gentle and brief method that: 1) Helps you discover patterns of thinking, feeling and action, 2) Makes emotions feel safe, uncovers core beliefs and images; 3) Utilizes the innate wisdom of the body; and 4) Opens new life choices. Most of my work is with individuals or couples suffering from stress, grief, depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, relationship difficulties, pain conditions, and sleeping and eating difficulties. I accept most health insurances.


Leila  O'Connell

Leila O'Connell

208 Governor Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 per session

Compassion, curiosity and humor are the best adjectives to describe my work. I have been a clinical social worker for nearly 30 years and believe more than ever in the power of the 'talking cure.' I provide a safe space for people to share their stories and bear witness to their pain and sorrow. Thru this process people learn to (re) create sustainable lives. I believe that recovery/positive change is always possible and strive to offer people hope thru our work together. While psychodynamically trained, I often use CBT techniques, self compassion and case management on a case by case basis.


New England Wellness Collaborative LLC

New England Wellness Collaborative LLC

1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI, 02906

5 Mechanic Street, Hopkinton, RI, 02832

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $65 - $110 per session

New England Wellness Collaborative is a group of dedicated therapists with locations in Providence and Hope Valley, Rhode Island offering individual, couples, and family sessions, workshops, wellness programs, and online video therapy.

The therapists at New England Wellness Collaborative see clients of all ages from children through adults. They have particular specialty and training in challenges commonly faced by children and families, including trauma, loss, developmental and learning disabilities, parenting challenges, and anxiety.


Nikolai  Blinow

Nikolai Blinow

897 Reservoir Avenue, Cranston, RI, 02910

Online Sessions, RI

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

What are you looking for in a therapist? I believe a good therapeutic relationship is a key component of a successful therapy experience. We walk into our therapist's office with our daily stressors and our normal patterns of dealing with these stressors; and with a good therapeutic relationship, we can examine these together. Choosing a therapist you trust, with whom you can be your authentic self, and who shows that same authenticity in return, provides you with a trustworthy environment to examine your flaws and refine your strengths. I work well with clients who want to be 'called out' in a nonjudgmental and supportive way.


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How to use Blue Cross Blue Shield for therapy in Rhode Island

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover therapy in Rhode Island?

Yes, nearly all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans cover therapy in Rhode Island for mental health and behavioral health conditions. However, the rate of coverage depends on your particular plan and the provider you’re seeing.

How much does therapy cost in Rhode Island with a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan?

The cost of sessions depends on your plan’s coverage, and whether you’re seeing a therapist who is in- or out-of-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

When you see a therapist who is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, after you’ve met your plan’s annual deductible, you’ll pay only a copay at each session. Most Blue Cross Blue Shield copays range from $0-$75.

You can find out how much your copay and deductible are by looking at your summary of benefits or contacting the insurance company directly.

What types of therapy does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover?

As with most health insurances, Blue Cross Blue Shield covers many types of therapy provided by clinicians who are licensed in Rhode Island. Clinicians may use a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and supportive therapy.

For Blue Cross Blue Shield to cover sessions in Rhode Island, you must be seeking care to treat a diagnosable mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

What types of therapy does Blue Cross Blue Shield not cover?

Blue Cross Blue Shield does not cover services related to mental health challenges that do not meet diagnosable criteria, which may include couples counseling, life coaching, career coaching, or sessions lasting for a longer duration than clinically indicated.

Using Blue Cross Blue Shield to pay for therapy in Rhode Island may mean certain limitations to care, such as a limited number of covered sessions or adherence to a designated session length. Therapy services beyond that which insurances typically cover may require prior authorization, or be paid for out-of-pocket.

How do I find Blue Cross Blue Shield therapists in Rhode Island?

If you are in Rhode Island, you can find in-network Blue Cross Blue Shield therapists on Zencare. Therapists are quality-vetted, and you can watch introductory videos, check up-to-date availability, and book a free call to find a good fit!