Anthony  Parente

Anthony Parente

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated April 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Artists' mental health

Professional statement

Anthony Parente is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Cranston, RI who works with a diverse population and age group of clients with a particular commitment toward serving adolescents, college students, adults, and first-generation individuals. Many of Anthony’s clients come in seeking help for anxiety, depression, relationships, anger management, self-esteem issues, bereavement, and parent-child conflict in adolescence. He also has had success treating people with trauma, attachment issues, ADHD, and life transitions.

When clients first start therapy with Anthony, he creates a safe environment to build a strong therapeutic relationship in order to understand someone's story. Anthony’s approach is anchored in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which helps explore and challenge core thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to challenge patterns that have created barriers to a healthy and satisfying life.

In session, Anthony uses a client centered, collaborative, solution focused approach to treatment implementing practical strategies such as cognitive restructuring, systematic desensitization, narrative therapy, bibliotherapy, and mindfulness techniques. This approach helps clients cope with life stressors, make progress toward a richer, more fulfilling life, and work toward building a more integrated self.

In addition to his experience as a therapist, Anthony’s 11 years as Director of Adult Outpatient Services at The Providence Center has allowed him the opportunity to develop the expertise and dedication to provide clinical supervision to Master’s level clinicians working toward independent licensure.

Message to clients

We all hope for happiness, joy and success in our lives, but sometimes life has a way of undermining our plans. Whether it’s personal loss, struggling with depression, or reaching a crossroad in your life, sometimes it all feels too overwhelming to face alone. Though we live in a culture that encourages independence, I believe there is power in community, and strength in seeking support, for no one person has all the answers.

My approach to therapy is a collaborative process. Your path is unique to you, so when we begin our work I join you on your journey as we explore possibilities and develop solutions together. Your relationship with your therapist is central to the success of your treatment. If you are ready we can work together to make the changes toward a more fulfilling life.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

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, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life


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


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

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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • 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


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-7pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-4pm
  • Sat 9am-12pm
  • Sun none

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

The Providence Center, Director of Adult Outpatient Services, 2009 - 2020
East Bay Center, Clinician, 2001 - 2009

Evergreen Certifications, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 2022
Rhode Island College, MA Counseling Psychology, 2003
Providence College, BA Philosophy, 1989


Rhode Island: MHC 00201



Client testimonials

"The intake went smoothly, I felt comfortable sharing my background with Anthony and I look forward to the process."
- Zencare client • December 2022
"Response to e-mails was prompt."
- Zencare client • July 2022
"He was very expressive that he likes to take a creative approach to therapy which is exactly what I'm personally looking for. That he takes great pride in trying to find new ways to think around situations. Overall, I am excited and hopeful to start working with Anthony."
- Zencare client • November 2021