ME Psychotherapy, Group practice in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
ME Psychotherapy
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ME Psychotherapy

We are a group practice, offering in person & Telehealth therapy services.
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence, Narragansett Accepting In-person

Marisa has closed her waitlist at this time, however, other therapists have current openings. Please contact our Office Director to schedule with another therapist in the group.

Updated September 8, 2022

ME Psychotherapy is a group practice with offices in Narragansett and Providence, Rhode Island. We have 19 therapists, male and female providers, with a wide range of specialties and areas of expertise.

We strive to meet every client at the beginning of their therapy journey, while providing warm and supportive encouragement with working on therapeutic goals.

We have a dedicated administrative team (Office Director, Administrative Assistant, and Billing Assistant) to help with insurance eligibility questions, client portal enrollment, billing issues, and general administrative support.

We are firm believers in social justice and easy access to mental healthcare - we look forward to working with you!

Marisa  Etting
Marisa Etting

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Amy  Lazier
Amy Lazier

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist

Taylor  Poirier
Taylor Poirier

Master of Science, MS

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Natasha  Blackadar
Natasha Blackadar

Master of Education, MEd

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Samantha  Brilhante
Samantha Brilhante

Master of Arts, MA

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Melissa  Lavender
Melissa Lavender

Master of Science, MS

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Tyler  Puryear
Tyler Puryear

Master of Science, MS

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Alexa  Resendes
Alexa Resendes

Master of Science, MS

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Venita  Maciel
Venita Maciel

Master of Arts, MA

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Courtney  Briggs
Courtney Briggs

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

Jason  Etting
Jason Etting

Master of Arts, MA

Intern

Matthew  Bradstock
Matthew Bradstock

Master of Science, MS

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Magdalena  Sabatino
Magdalena Sabatino

Master of Arts, MA

Prelicensed Psychotherapist

Laura  Mooney
Laura Mooney

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist

Nicole  Ferreira
Nicole Ferreira

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist

Tania  Patrizio
Tania Patrizio

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

Kimberly  Masterson
Kimberly Masterson

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist


About

What services does your practice offer?

ME Psychotherapy is a group practice with offices in Narragansett and Providence, RI. Our providers offer in-person and Telehealth therapy sessions. We also offer walk & talk therapy sessions in Providence and South County.

Our services include individual, couples, and family therapy sessions.

At times, we offer group therapy sessions (please check the Therapy Groups section for more details).

We also offer professional supervision services and emotional support animal letter consultations.

What are your practice's specialties?

Our group's primary speciality is maternal mental health. However, due to our large and diverse group of providers, we are pleased to be able to provide the following additional areas of specialty: anxiety, chronic health issues, depression, anger management, grief/loss, child and adolescent mental health issues, trauma, stress management, LGBTQI concerns, military issues, men's issues, college/graduate student mental health, perfectionism/overachieving, and parenting/family issues.

Why should I choose your practice?

ME Psychotherapy has two locations in Rhode Island along with a robust telehealth program. Our providers have a wide range of specialties, making our group easily accessible for a variety of client needs. We are open 7 days a week, offering evening and weekend hours. We have a dedicated administrative team to assist with new client intake and insurance questions.

How does payment work at your practice?

At ME Psychotherapy, our licensed providers are in-network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Student Resources, Harvard Pilgrim, Aetna, Cigna, Tufts, and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. For clients using health insurance, we will check your insurance eligibility and let you know your copay or deductible fees.

Our pre-licensed therapists offer a sliding fee of $80 per session. Our MA level pre-licensed therapists accept state insurance plans (United Community and NHP Access/Trust). Our LCSW level pre-licensed therapists accept state insurance plans (United Community and NHP Access/Trust) as well as Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans.

Our intern therapists offer a low rate of $65 or "pay what you can" for extreme financial hardship.

We provide insurance eligibility screening and claim submission on the client's behalf.


Specialties

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, anxiety, and depression

Perfectionism/overachieving - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Stress management/coping skill development - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Parenting support - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Maternal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Emotional support animal letter consultation: $125 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please note the following information about our pre-licensed and intern therapists:

Our MA level pre-licensed therapists (Amy Lazier, Venita Maciel, Melissa Lavender, Samantha Brilhante, Magdalena Sabatino, Claudia DoRego, Matthew Bradstock, Natasha Blackadar, and Tyler Puryear) only accept State Medicaid insurance -NHP Access/Trust and United Community plans.

Our LCSW level pre-licensed therapists (Courtney Briggs) can also accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, in addition to NHP Access/Trust and United Community plans.

Our intern therapists (Jason Etting, Taylor Poirier, and Alexa Resendes) offer a sliding fee of $65 or "pay what you can" for extreme financial hardship.

All of our pre-licensed therapists offer a current sliding fee of $80 per session for clients with other insurances.


Location(s)

Providence practice
194 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Narragansett practice
118 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Head of Practice's Licensure

Rhode Island: RIMHC00342


Languages

English

Spanish