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Carrie Ruggieri(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island
Trauma-Loss and grief-Relationships-College adjustment-Childhood abuse-Existential crisis-

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Professional statement

Carrie Ruggieri is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Her practice focuses on helping individuals who suffer the effects of trauma experienced in childhood or adolescence. She sees many clients with challenges related to painful experiences, including depression, anxiety, and panic, as well as individuals navigating relationships, life transitions, and traumatic grief.

Carrie is an active member of the AEDP Institute. AEDP (accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy) is a model of psychotherapy that is informed by the neuroscience of therapeutic change and attachment research. As an AEDP therapist, she practices a relational, emotion-focused, and experiential approach to psychotherapy. She also provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for patients suffering PTSD to help desensitize to traumatic triggers and to heal self-esteem injured by trauma.

In addition to talk therapy, Carrie uniquely offers equine-assisted therapy; horses are available to provide comfort, help strengthen self-assertion, facilitate the experience of direct access to one's emotions, as well as facilitate the experience of mindful presence. Carrie's website has a link to her article on Equine therapy.

Carrie brings in experience working with children in foster care who are suffering attachment traumas, as well as her experience with children and adults who have suffered the traumatic loss of a partner, parent, or child. Carrie also provides forensic trauma evaluations and critical incident intervention. She received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research.

Message to clients

I believe that psychotherapy can accomplish more than symptom relief. Beyond healing wounds of trauma, and realizing our full potential, we can experience ourselves as loved, joyous and wonder-filled beings.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 39 years

Private Practice
Women & Infants Parent-Infant Research Lab, Research Associate
Margaret S. Mahler Observational Research Nursery New School for Social Research, Research

New School for Social Research, MA, 1985




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

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

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

College adjustment - Coping with the difficult or impactful life changes due to starting college, such as moving to a new area and relationship transitions; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Childhood abuse - Providing support for adults who have suffered through abuse in their childhood, and coping with the harmful behaviors and thinking that have developed as a result

Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Carrie Ruggieri is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle