Colleen  Parson

Colleen Parson


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Science, MS Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
South Kingstown Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated October 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Abandonment issues

Professional statement

Colleen provides a supportive space for individuals, couples, and families to lead more meaningful, connected, and fulfilling lives. She uses warmth, compassion, curiosity, and humor to ensure her clients feel welcome and heard in session. She is particularly passionate about helping her clients increase self-compassion, strengthen intimate and familial bonds, and engage more fully in their present environment.

Colleen received a Master’s of Science from the University of Rhode Island with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working with clients of all different ages in various settings, such as outpatient clinics, residential homes, shelters, and clients’ homes. Her diverse experience has helped her gain knowledge of social services and systemic functioning in the the state of RI. She has attended the Externship Training for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and is continuing to deepen her practice as a couples therapist.

Message to clients

It is a priority of mine to provide clients with a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space where we can build a therapeutic relationship based on trust. Once we feel that we are a good fit for working together, I can help you identify and accomplish your goals to create positive change in your life.

My specialties include the treatment of symptoms related to anxiety, trauma, depression, adjustment disorders, attachment issues, and relationship difficulties. I use a holistic and systemic approach to therapy, catering to unique strengths, experiences, and health practices while incorporating techniques derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

It takes courage and strength to seek help. I admire your decision to begin the process toward more meaningful and satisfactory life experiences.


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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $120
  • Couples sessions: $140 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $140 (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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

South Kingstown practice
24 Salt Pond Rd, Suite G1, South Kingstown, Rhode Island 02879
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2021 - Present
Professional Counseling Associates, Inc., Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Family Service of RI, Individual and Family Therapist, 2016 - 2019

ICEEFT, Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, 2019
University of Rhode Island, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016
University of Rhode Island, B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, 2014


Rhode Island: MFT00197