Eileen Casella Rider is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island specializing in anxiety, depression, LGBTQ topics, trauma, and substance use disorders. She also enjoys working with blended families and step-parents.
Eileen is both passionate and experienced in working with the LGBTQ community. She has been an active member of the LCFD gender-free dance organization for over 24 years and for many years she served as a contributing Co-Chair of the board. Eileen has a particular interest in supporting all individuals on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. She recognizes that partners who are in a relationship with those considering or in gender transitioning are a deeply underserved group with their own set of challenges including loneliness, isolation, grief, and confusion. Many couples do not survive gender transition and Eileen helps the non transitioning partner to identify and express unique feelings and negotiate steps to survive the challenges of the transition. Eileen offers measured, compassionate step-by-step guidance throughout each phase of their experience.
Eileen also enjoys working with people who choose the challenges of non-monogamous relationships and can help them explore ways to open their relationship without feeling jealous, threatened, or angry. Her experience working with couples and families struggling with substance use disorders, infidelity, and monogamy is extensive and diverse. She has also worked as a clinical director in several treatment settings including residential, inpatient, and intensive outpatient programs.
Eileen also practices in Canton, Massachusetts. Both counseling offices are quiet, cozy, and confidential.