Carmel  Lombardi

Carmel Lombardi

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated April 10, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescents
  • Young adults
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Mindfulness
  • Custody issues
  • Learning disabilities

Professional statement

Carmel Lombardi is a therapist in Providence, RI with expertise in young adult challenges, adoption, parenting, child custody issues, anxiety, and depression. She has a background as an artist, which gives her an open-minded, creative perspective to therapy.

Carmel sees teenagers through adults, and particularly enjoys seeing young adults clients, including middle school students, college students, young professionals, and young parents. She also has a specialty in adoption and foster care based on her many years of experience as a social worker with Children's Friend, where she provided therapy and case management services for the foster care system.

Carmel utilizes a combination of Narrative Therapy, Trauma-informed therapy, Mindfulness, and Art. She is informed by, but not a strict practitioner of CBT. For individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma Carmel helps clients identify what they are feeling and learn self-regulation by incorporating healthy routines and habits in their lives. For individuals seeking support around child custody issues, she offers emotional support through the loss they are experiencing and helps clients understand their rights as a parent.

Carmel earned her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College. Her office is easily accessible from downtown Providence and College Hill, and has ample parking.

Message to clients

I believe everyone benefits from someone who can listen without judgement and who can offer support and guidance when needed. We all want to reach our best potential and live a fulfilling life, sometimes we might just need a little boost. 


Adolescents - 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 dysregulation

Young adults - 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

Adoption and foster care - Sees clients across the stages of adoption, including pre-adoption and years after adoption; supporting parents going through through the child welfare system or international adoption agencies; working with children who are in foster care or who are preparing to be adopted

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

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

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Custody issues - Supporting children and parents and collaborating with courts when necessary to address issues of visitation, custody schedules, co-parenting, and mediation

Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $135

Therapist's note

Carmel 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

2 Richmond Square

Suite 200

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm; 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-3:00pm; 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice - 2019 - Present
East Coast Mental Wellness, 2017 - 2019
Children's Friend, 2009 - 2017
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2009


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

I felt our conversation was very productive, and I felt comfortable with Carmel’s style of communicating. I feel confident moving forward to schedule an appointment!

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