Adam  Vose-O'Neal

Adam Vose-O'Neal

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients at 1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906, USA (updated October 01, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Existential questions
  • Life transitions
  • Narrative therapy
  • Academic issues
  • Anger management
  • Substance use

Professional statement

Adam Vose-O'Neal is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with particular specialty in addictions and substance use, as well as general expertise in depression, anxiety, life transitions, existential questions, and relationship challenges. He sees teenagers through adults, and has a particular passion for seeing college students and young adults who are trying to figure out who they want to be and what they want to do in life.

Adam is particularly well-versed in Narrative Therapy, a modality that identifies the problem as the problem, not the person as the problem. Through Narrative Therapy, Adam helps clients separate their problems from themselves, identify their values, and connect the events in their lives to reclaim their life stories. He often uses the dry erase board to work through these thought exercises with clients and occasionally writes short letters to clients after the appointment as a bridge between sessions.

In addition to private practice, Adam works at partial programs at Butler Hospital, including the Young Adult Partial Program, and previously interned at Providence College's Counseling Center and the Rhode Island Hospital Substance Abuse Service. He dedicates himself to creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is solution and insight focused, honest, and down-to-earth. He is a graduate of Boston University and U. Mass Amherst.

Message to clients

I think of therapy as conversations that help people address the problems that are interfering with their lives. I help clients separate from these problems and support them in moving towards what they care about most--their values, hopes and dreams. I believe that the best therapy is a collaborative process where the therapist and the client share in the investigation of the the client’s concerns and the potential solutions. I ask exploratory questions that lead clients toward insights and discoveries. Together we develop simple, achievable action plans.


Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety

Existential questions - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Figuring out who you want to be and what you want to do, especially for college-aged individuals

Narrative therapy - Viewing the client as the expert in their own life, narrative therapy offers the opportunity to examine the meaning clients make of their life experiences. As the client guides the conversation to areas of interest, the therapist supports them to explore, expand, and deepen their understanding of themselves.

Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life

Anger management - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding Scale: $80 - $150
  • Initial sessions: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Adam can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.



1 Richmond Square

Suite #333W

Providence, RI 02906

  • Sun Closed
  • Mon 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed

Work and Education

East Coast Mental Wellness, Therapist, 2017 - Present

Butler Hospital Partial Programs, Therapist, 2016 - Present

Providence College Counseling Center, Clinical Intern, 2015 - 2016

Rhode Island Hospital Substance Abuse Service, Clinical Intern, 2014 - 2015

Boston University, MSW

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, BA


  • English
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