Cynthia Fredricks is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing both individual and couples psychotherapy in her office on the East Side of Providence for more than 30 years. In addition to having treated a large number of graduate students, medical students, and undergrads in her private practice, she worked as a psychotherapist for 25 years at Brown University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. While at CAPS, she was the department’s Sexual Assault Specialist.
In both the private practice setting and the university setting, she feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a racially, culturally, and internationally diverse population. She has been particularly drawn to the work with those who are first generation, low-income, undocumented/dacamented, or those from mixed status families.
She has a strong interest in issues of immigration. She is a volunteer with the Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic and Physicians for Human Rights. In that capacity, she volunteers to conduct psychological evaluations with individuals seeking political asylum.
Her practice is LGBTQ safe.
The role of the psychological in medical care has been a long standing clinical interest. She has worked in a number of health care settings and has taught patient-centered interviewing at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University. She participated in two international health care delegations_ one to Nicaragua and one to Cuba. More recently, she has been focusing her attention on health disparities based on race and social class and she has come to appreciate the important role of structural racism and historical trauma in both physical health and mental health.