Chantal Bolger is a licensed mental health counselor in Barrington, RI, and the owner of Bolger Psychotherapy & Assessments, LLC. Chantal has expertise in providing trauma-informed care to survivors of violence and abuse, including working through childhood violence and processing a recent traumatic event. In addition, Chantal sees clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, family and parenting issues, academic problems, and self-harm. Our two additional therapists, Heather Charnley, BS, and Kayla Thatcher, BA, are LMHCs in training who receive ongoing and group supervision both within the practice with Chantal and in their graduate programs through highly qualified, experienced, and pioneering professors at Rhode Island College. These supervised therapists are encouraged and supported in seeking additional trainings both within and outside of their current graduate school careers to continue to grow as therapists.
Chantal, Heather, and Kayla enjoy working with clients in all age groups, from children through adults, including couples and family sessions. Their therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, and supportive therapy.
Prior to starting her own group practice, Chantal was a clinician at Enders & Associaties and worked as the lead clinician and intake and referral coordinator for the in-home therapy program at Arbour Fuller Hospital. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College in 2013 and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling in 2015. Bolger Psychotherapy & Assessments, LLC has been in operation since November of 2018.
Bolger Psychotherapy & Assessments is a full-service therapy group practice in Rhode Island. We offer individual, couples, group, and family therapy sessions.
Adjustment disorders - Identify, express, and explore thoughts and feelings in the wake of a major life change; problem solve and learn coping skills in order to grow
Anxiety - Social anxiety, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Family issues - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues
Trauma - Dealing with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), emotional lability from traumatic brain injuries (concussions)
Academic issues - Exploring past academic success to determine strengths; problem-solve for organizational, environmental, and study-style challenges; incorporate informal and formal supports into the client's academic goals
Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Self-harm - Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Bolger Psychotherapy is a practice comprised of passionate and highly empathic therapists who value the quality of their relationships with their clients above all else. We place the highest importance on building a strong, trusting, judgment free, safe and encouraging therapeutic space that we believe is key to helping our clients feel empowered to explore who they are, where they've come from, and what they want to change in their lives.
Chantal is credentialed with the insurance companies listed, and also accepts out of pocket pay clients with a sliding scale of $75-$90 per session. All major credit cards and HSA cards are accepted.
Heather and Kayla accept clients at the reduced rate of $40 per session. All major credit cards and HSA cards are accepted.
Group therapy fees are $40 per session. All major credit cards and HSA cards are accepted.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms
Rhode Island: MHC00754