Anna  Cable

Anna Cable

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated January 27, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Child/family therapy
  • Relationships
  • Loss and grief
  • Perinatal/postpartum mental health
  • Child mental health

Professional statement

Anna Cable is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI who enjoys seeing children, teens and adults, addressing issues across the lifespan. She has expertise in parenting and perinatal mental health, and extensive experience working with young adults and the LGBTQ+ community. She provides treatment for anxiety, depression, and grief, and has specialized training in trauma treatment, attachment challenges, child development, and postpartum adjustment.

Anna primarily uses an attachment-based, psychodynamic approach with clients, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based practices to provide immediate symptom relief as well as deep personal growth. New parents are encouraged to bring their babies to session, especially when struggling with issues related to feeding, sleeping or fussiness.

In her work with children, Anna believes in the fundamental importance of the parent-child relationship. She uses a combination of play therapy and parent consultation, managing behavioral issues with concrete problem-solving while also addressing ruptures in family relationships. Anna brings years of experience and training in child development, early childhood trauma treatment, and school-based consultation to her work with families.

Anna’s warm and empathic demeanor allows clients to feel comfortable exploring the challenges they are facing. She seeks to provide an open, trusting space where no topic is off-limits and clients can go at their own pace.

Message to clients

We will work together to help you cope, heal and thrive in the midst of stressful or difficult experiences.


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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Child/family therapy - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $190
  • Couples sessions: $190
  • Family sessions: $190

Therapist's note

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


Providence practice

184 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Tue 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:30am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

JF&CS Boston, Center for Early Relationship Support, 2015 - 2019

Charles River Community Health Center, Behavioral Health Department, 2012 - 2016

Smith College, MSW, 2011

Swarthmore College, BA, 2006


  • English
  • Spanish

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Anna was a great listener, very thorough, clear, open, and empathetic.

Zencare client

Anna listened, recommended a way forward, and was professional and thoughtful.

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