Adriana  DeMello

Adriana DeMello

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated May 28, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • College, graduate & international student mental health

Professional statement

Adriana DeMello is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. She specializes in working with undergraduate, graduate, and international students, as well as couples and individuals struggling with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. She speaks both English and Portuguese, and enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Adriana supports couples through a variety of challenges, including marriage related concerns, separation, infidelity, and infertility challenges. For couples dealing with infertility, she helps clients cope through various stages, including IVF, IUI, and the adoption process. Adriana sees couples of all ages, including graduate and medical students.

Adriana is trained in psychodynamic and family systems background, and incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her work as well. Prior to private practice, Adriana worked at Butler Hospital and McLean Hospital. She completed her training at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Adriana received her MA in Clinical Social Work from Boston College and has been practicing for nearly 30 years.

Contact Adriana using the form or by texting 401-374-5642.

Message to clients

I understand that entering into therapy can be very challenging so finding the right therapist is essential in making this process a success.


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

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

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

College, graduate & international student mental health - Supporting college, graduate, medical, and international students through school, academics, and life transitions

General expertise


Adriana DeMello is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160
  • Initial session: $175

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

325 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1994 - Present
Butler Hospital, Staff, 1992 - 1999
McLean Hospital, Staff, 1987 - 1992
Boston College, Masters of Social Work, 1990


  • English
  • Portuguese