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.
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
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 18 years
The Providence Center, Director of Adult Outpatient Services, 2009 - 2020
East Bay Center, Clinician, 2001 - 2009
Rhode Island College, MA Counseling Psychology, 2003
Providence College, BA Philosophy, 1989
Rhode Island: MHC 00201