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The Holistic HeartGroup practice

Group practice
Rhode Island

8 providers

Holistic counseling-Anxiety-Depression-Self-esteem-Stress management-Life transitions-Relationships-
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Practice Information

The Holistic Heart is a specialty counseling practice that has made it their mission to deliver high-quality, holistic mental health care.

Their vision is centered around taking a whole-person and experiential approach to therapy. This integrative approach includes talk therapy, somatic practices, mindfulness, spirituality, yoga, expressive arts, workshops, emotional education & more.

Their unique team of traditionally trained masters-level & licensed clinicians also hold complimentary certifications including yoga, expressive arts, core energetics, brainspotting, EMDR, art therapy, dance and movement therapy, and energy work, which allow them to provide an integrative and comprehensive approach to therapy for their clients.

Special care is taken in the matching process as well. When potential new client's reach out, emphasis is placed on learning about each person's needs and desired approaches to help identify the best provider for them.

**The Holistic Heart is a BCBS certified LGBTQ+ Safe Zone location **


What makes The Holistic Heart special?

The Holistic Heart takes a modern, progressive, and informed approach to therapy.

As a valued member of our client community, you’ll have access to our Virtual Support Center, an online library of additional resources for a truly multi-modal approach to your healing journey. These supports include practices like yoga, meditation, breathwork, expressive arts, journaling, core energetics, and more. The skills you're learning in therapy, at your fingertips between sessions. Practice from your laptop, or right from your phone!

We also really value community and education, so we are always sharing additional resources like our regular workshop offerings and regularly released episodes of The Holistic Heart Podcast, for additional learning and support.

In addition to having access to the above resources as part of our holistic model, your counseling experience itself is also uniquely directed at mind, body, and spirit-based interventions within the therapy sessions with your mental health provider.

What services does your practice offer?

At The Holistic Heart, we aim to be a support not only to our clients, but to our larger local community. In addition to our individual therapy services, we offer free monthly wellness workshops, group therapy, yoga, and regular community events.

Why should I choose your practice?

The Holistic Heart therapists go the extra mile to ensure all clients feel supported and ultimately become more connected to themselves and others, living a fuller and more authentic life.

Their therapists have specialized training and tailor their approach to meet the needs of each individual.

What are your practice's specialties?

Here are common topics we support clients with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress & overwhelm
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Emotion regulation & expression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Loss of self-connection
  • Low motivation
  • Family challenges
  • Self-acceptance
  • Personal growth
  • Boundary setting
  • Purpose seeking
  • Mindfulness

How does payment work at your practice?

In-network insurances for group and individual psychotherapy:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of RI
  • Optum
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Out of pocket fee for psychotherapy:
  • Initial intake appointment: $135
  • Ongoing session (53min): $115
  • Group psychotherapy: $45


Kayleah  Pensalfini
Kayleah Pensalfini

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA

Erica  O'Connell
Erica O'Connell

Registered Art Therapist, ATR

David  Collins
David Collins

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Kristen  Acciari
Kristen Acciari

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Founder & Clinical Director

Kate  Licciardello
Kate Licciardello

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA


Jaegil  Lee
Jaegil Lee

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA


Kayleah   Pensalfini
Kayleah Pensalfini

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA


Madison  Andrade
Madison Andrade

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW


Head of Practice's Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02184 - Massachusetts: 119205




Holistic counseling - Supportive healing through the mind, body, and spirit

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$115 (53min)
  • Initial session:$135 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$45 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Therapist's note

Clients with financial need may be matched with a graduate-level holistic counseling intern at a significantly reduced rate for sessions. Please reach out if this option would feel supportive for you.