Cecilia  Dietzler

Cecilia Dietzler

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Cranston practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse and assault
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Intellectual and physical disabilities

Professional statement

Cecilia Dietzler is a therapist in Cranston, Rhode Island specializing in Asperger syndrome, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, trauma, and developmental disabilities.

Cecilia is especially known for her work with clients on the autism spectrum, and particularly enjoys working with individuals with Asperger syndrome, as well as their parents and families. Cecilia also has experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, including abuse and neglect.

Cecilia sees clients age 13 and older in individual, couples, and family sessions. She has over 30 years of experience in private practice, and additional experience in school, community, and hospital care settings.

Cecilia uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, mindfulness practices, Supportive Therapy, Relational Therapy, and psychodynamic therapy to create an individualized approach for each client.


Message to clients

Therapy provides all of us an opportunity to gain understanding about ourselves and our lives, and helps us manage it all with full awareness and greater strength. It works best when the therapist is competent and when there is a good connection between client and therapist.


Specialties

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

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Bipolar disorder - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes

Schizophrenia - Building coping skills to address positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms

Developmental disabilities - Including social, communication, and behavioral challenges related to autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, and processing disorders

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Sexual abuse and assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Dual diagnosis - Works with individuals with multiple diagnoses

Intellectual and physical disabilities - Providing a safe, empowering, and accessible environment for individuals with cognitive and/or physical challenges to build relational skills and process emotional challenges


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $150

Therapist's note

Cecilia can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Cranston practice

960 Reservoir Avenue

#10

Cranston, RI 02910

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:30am-5:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-3:00pm
  • Sat 8:30am-3:00pm (alternating)
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1986 - Present

School Social Worker, 15 years

MSW, Masters in Social Work

MA in Rehabilitation Counseling


Languages

  • English