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David Tulli

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island
Anxiety-Depression-Trauma-Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Existential crisis & challenges-

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Professional statement

David Tulli is a therapist in Cranston, RI specializing in anxiety, existential challenges, family of origin issues, relationship challenges, adjustment to life transitions, trauma, and pain management. He provides traditional psychotherapy as well as specialized right-brain mental health interventions such as creative visualization and hypnosis. He sees individuals ages 18 and up, including young adults, college students, adults, couples, and seniors.

David's specializes in helping individuals work through current mental health symptoms by identifying beliefs developed from one's family of origin or uncovering deep implicit childhood memories. These memories may store different degrees of traumas and affect the individual's current functioning. His practice is characterized by a combination of multiple therapy modalities, including existential therapy, Internal Family Systems, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness practices, supportive therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. He also provides pain management treatment using hypnotherapy and guided imagery.

Prior to private practice, David worked at the Arbor-Fuller Partial Hospital Program and Rhode Island Hospital Partial Hospital and Inpatient Programs, as well as community mental health programs. He encourages his clients to bypass the critical, analytical, doubting parts of themselves to access paths to healing.

Message to clients

The only conflict you will ever have is the one inside yourself. –M. Scott Peck.
My job is not to tell you what to do. Or even give you advice. Or presume that I know what's better for you than you do. My job is to support you emotionally and listen non-judgmentally as you find your way through life's bumps and bruises. We often think that the source of our conflict is our job, spouse, children, parents, siblings, money...take your pick. No doubt that dealing with people and situations is often stressful. But it's our own conflicting values and desires about how to handle these things that tend to make us anxious, depressed...stuck. Sometimes, simply talking about what's bothering you helps you feel better. What I do is compassionately listen and then gently point out where you sound conflicted within yourself. So, psychotherapy becomes a journey of insight that we take together to find your unique answers to these questions-- to find out what you really want.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Private Practice
Family Services of Rhode Island, Outpatient Clinician
Arbor-Fuller Partial Hospital Program
Rhode Island Hospital Partial Hospital and Inpatient Programs
Community Care Alliance, Outpatient Clinician

Internal Family Systems , Level 1 Training, 2019
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy , Core Training, 2015
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy , Essential Skills, 2013
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy , Immersion with Diana Fosha, 2012


Rhode Island: ISW02000




Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

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

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness


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

Locations & Hours


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$85 (40min)
  • Initial session:$140 (60min)
  • Longer ongoing Sessions$110 (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:

  • Direct 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
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Administrative work to provide treatment evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and documentation to any third party:

$100/hourly. Minimum one hour.