Christine P. Rhodes

Christine P. Rhodes

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

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


Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction issues
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Co-Occurring disorders
  • LGBTQ

Professional statement

Christine P. Rhodes is a licensed independent clinical social worker based in Providence, RI. She works from a trauma-informed perspective and is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy. She has received specialized training in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, mindfulness, trauma focused therapy, and family systems.

Christine collaborates with clients to help them to raise awareness of areas of challenge utilizing a strengths-based approach. She believes strongly that each individual is the expert on his or her own life, and invites each client to actively participate in treatment. She helps clients to explore the impact of painful events in order to make sense of them, but does so in a way that avoids re-traumatizing the individual. Christine sees individuals who range in age from 12 to 75.

Before opening her own private practice, Christine worked as a substance abuse specialist in a hospital setting, was the Clinical Director of a social service agency for ten years, and was a trauma clinician with a team of other trained clinicians in an agency setting. Her work and education experience have allowed her to gain unique insights into successful interventions, local recovery resources, and team-based and collaborative approaches to treatment.

Christine received her Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Connecticut, and her Master in Social Work from Rhode Island College School of Social Work. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has a specialized certification in Anger Management. Christine provides supervision for other clinicians and develops and leads trainings for staff at area social service agencies in Rhode Island, including workshops on trauma informed care, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and motivational interviewing.

To make an appointment, please fill out the contact form or call Christine at 774-231-8641


Message to clients

I believe that the ability to make positive change lies within each client I work with. I provide a safe place for you to explore important questions about the challenges you are facing in your life, while helping you to build the understanding that the answers lie within you--I simply help you uncover those important points of clarity during our work together. I approach each individual and situation from a strengths-based perspective, free from judgment and free from shame. From that place of acceptance, I work to help you move toward the goals you hope to achieve, and gain freedom from your anxiety, anger, shame and other issues that may be keeping you from reaching your potential.


Specialties

Addiction issues - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Co-Occurring disorders - Any combination of two or more mental health issues that combine to create complex challenges for individuals

LGBTQ - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150
  • Initial session: $200
  • Family sessions: $175

Therapist's note

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

Christine has a late cancel/no show fee of $80.


Location(s)

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 219 W-A

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2010 - Present

Amos House, Clinical Director, 2006 - 2016

Day One, Trauma Clinician, 2015 - 2017

Brown University, SBS Faculty, 2013 - 2015

The Providence Center, Substance Abuse Specialist,

2005 - 2006

Adcare Hospital, Substance Abuse Counselor

and Crisis Intervention Counselor, 2003 - 2005

Rhode Island College School of Social Work, MSW, 2010

Trinity College, BA, 1986

NASW, Member, 2006 - Present

National Anger Management Association, 2010 - Present


Languages

  • English

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