Cynthia  Fredricks
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Cynthia Fredricks


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

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Updated November 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Sexual assault
  • Couples counseling
  • College and graduate student mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

The psychotherapy I practice is both insight-oriented and supportive. My training is psychodynamic and interpersonal.

I am passionately committed to a therapy which helps folks make sense of their thoughts, feelings, and behavior and of the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of others.

I see myself as curious, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Style-wise, I would say that I listen closely. I strive to ask questions respectfully. I take a fairly active role in encouraging clients to reflect on present day interpersonal interactions. I see the ability to understand oneself from the outside and others from the inside as central to the development of emotional intelligence and of constructive, intimate relationships.

No estoy en condiciones de hacer el trabajo completamente en español, pero me gustaría que supieran que tengo un enfoque abierto y un interés sincero en la gente bicultural.


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

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

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

College and graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors; support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • First Health
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Cynthia Fredricks is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bryant University Student Health Insurance (First Health)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $130
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)
  • Longer ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Providence practice
205 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906, #102 (ground floor), Providence, Rhode Island 02906
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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1985 - Present
Brown University Counseling & Psychological Services, Psychotherapist; Sexual Assault Specialist, 1995 - 2014
Brown University Counseling & Psychological Services, Weekend Crisis Clinician, 1983 - 2014
Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Community Health, Brown University, Teaching Assistant, “Patient- Centered Interviewing", 1991 - 1992
Counseling Department- Rhode Island Group Health Association/ Harvard Community Health, Providence, Rhode Island, Psychotherapist; Crisis Intervention Team Member; Coordinator of Graduate Student Training, 1983 - 1986
Northern Rhode Island Community Mental Health Center, On-call Emergency Services Clinician, 1983 - 1984
Hubbard Human Services Center, Webster, Massachusetts, Psychotherapist; Clinical Supervisor; Coordinator of Staff In-Service Training, 1978 - 1983
Washingtonian Center for Addictions, Boston, Massachusetts, Clinical social Work Trainee, 1976 - 1978
Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, Clinical Social Work Trainee, 1977 - 1978

Healthcare and Human Rights in Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua, 2011
Health Professionals Research Delegation to Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 2010
Day One & Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Providence, Rhode Island, Thirty hour Advocate training, 2008
Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island, Thirty hour Advocate training, 2002
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1993
Boston University Department of Psychiatry, Boston University Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, Time Limited Psychotherapy, 1982
Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts, Master of Social Work (MSW), 1978


Rhode Island: ISW00917