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.