Chantal  Bolger

Chantal Bolger

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for evening & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated December 26, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Academic issues
  • Anger management
  • Parenting
  • Self-harm

Professional statement

Chantal Bolger is a licensed mental health counselor in Providence, RI. Chantal has deep expertise in providing trauma-informed care to survivors of violence and abuse, including working through childhood violence and processing a recent traumatic event. In addition, Chantal sees clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, family issues, academic issues, anger management, and self-harm.

Chantal works with all age groups, from children through adults, including couples and family sessions. Her therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, and supportive therapy.

Prior to starting her own private practice, Chantal was a clinician at Enders & Associaties and worked as a lead clinician and in-home therapist at Arbour Fuller Hospital. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College in 2013 and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling in 2015.


Message to clients

The most important thing for me is to make sure that you feel safe and heard and understood. I can guarantee you that you'll never, ever be judged and I'll always be on your side cheering you on throughout this experience together. I think that you're so brave for even considering coming to counseling. I know what it's like to be on the other side because I was also a client for three years as a college student. It was an amazing experience for me, but I know that it can also be scary and intimidating, too; in the end, know that if you are able to build a trusting relationship with your counselor, it can be an extremely healing experience.


Specialties

Adjustment disorders - Identify, express, and explore thoughts and feelings in the wake of a major life change; problem solve and learn coping skills in order to grow

Anxiety - Social anxiety, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder

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

Family issues - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

Trauma - Dealing with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), emotional lability from traumatic brain injuries (concussions)

Academic issues - Exploring past academic success to determine strengths; problem-solve for organizational, environmental, and study-style challenges; incorporate informal and formal supports into the client's academic goals

Anger management - Gain awareness of anger triggers; learn skills to emotionally and physiologically re-regulate when experiencing distress, and safely and effectively express anger

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

Self-harm - Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting


General expertise


Insurance

Chantal Bolger is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid (through Tufts)
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $90 (45min)
  • Initial session: $120

Location(s)

Providence practice

154 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 9:15am-6:30pm
  • Tue 9:15am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:15am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9:15am-6:30pm
  • Fri 9:15am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Bolger Psychotherapy & Assessments, 2018 - Present

Endres & Associates, Individual and Family Therapist, 2016 - 2018

Arbour Fuller Hospital, Lead Clinician, Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring Programs, 2014 - 2018

Arbour Fuller Hospital, In-Home Therapist, 2013 - 2014

Seven Hills of Rhode Island, Pass Worker, 2011 - 2013

Perspectives Corporation, Behavior Specialist, 2011 - 2012

Rhode Island College, Advanced Graduate Studies, Mental Health Counseling, 2015

Rhode Island College, Master, Counseling, 2013

University of Rhode Island, Bachelor, Psychology, 2011


Languages

  • English
  • French


Professional endorsements

Brett Bolger, MA/CAGS, Licensed Educational Psychologist

Chantal is a caring, compassionate, and talented therapist. She is very hard-working and puts clients’ needs first. She is also very friendly, helpful and approachable in the workplace. Chantal has experience in treating a variety of mental health issues. She specializes in trauma-informed care, but has also had success helping clients with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as adjustment disorder and family systems issues.


Client testimonials

Zencare client

Chantal was very pleasant and answered all my questions.

Zencare client

Chantal has helped me with some intense issues when I had no idea where to start. She has helped me overcome obstacles and get so many things in order in my life and my mind. Remaining positive is one of her many strong points.

URI alum '10

Chantal Bolger has been working with me since June of 2016 and at first I was not that comfortable but due to her patience I was able to break through my walls and deal with my issues. She understands me and does not judge me. Everything we work on is trial and error and if I don’t like it, she is okay with it and we find something else. I have made tremendous progress in the past 6 months than I have in the past 5 years.

Zencare client

Chantal is great to talk to and really helpful. She is a great listener and always willing to figure out ways for you to cope.

Zencare client

Chantal has a very warm personality and is a great therapist for teens.


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