Eileen  Casella Rider
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Eileen Casella Rider


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Accepting In-person
Updated November 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ topics
  • Trauma
  • Substance use
  • Eating and issues with food

Professional statement

Eileen Casella Rider is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Providence, Rhode Island specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, and integration services. Eileen is both passionate and experienced in working with individuals who are ready to take action and make serious long lasting changes in their lives . Eileen's approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on somatic experience. Eileen is currently in training to offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and those interested in integration from Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness.

Eileen's clinical experience has been vast and diverse. She has deep experience supporting people during times of psychiatric crises and spiritual emergencies. Having served in many different roles, Eileen is uniquely skilled in helping people with substance use disorders and complex trauma based on many years as a clinical director in several treatment settings including residential, inpatient, and intensive outpatient programs.

Though Eileen prefers to meet with clients in person there are specific times and situations where remote sessions may be appropriate. She believes in-person sessions offer the ability to authentically connect and be free of distractions. Eileen's counseling office is centrally located in the Federal Hill area in Providence and her office is quiet, cozy, and confidential.

Message to clients

In a cozy, safe and private setting we will identify and tackle problems by focusing on your strengths and priorities. I assist clients in setting clear intentions that can help shape future experiences. My goal is to maximize your insights and transformations to reduce negative thinking and cope with problems. I will help you resolve negative patterns of self criticism and destructive emotions that exacerbate anxiety and depression. I want to help you expand self awareness and gain self-knowledge that will promote lasting benefits. I believe that once you have the opportunity to deepen and expand your awareness of your being, a sense of freedom can be experienced. I have extensive clinical experience with trauma and of how trauma functions in our bodies and am familiar with practices such as several of those discussed in The Body Keeps The Score, including parts work, Gestalt and somatic experience.

My approach and offerings vary with each client according to your needs. My goal is to help you trust and know your own inner wisdom.


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

LGBTQ topics - Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges

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

Substance use - Explore and tackle challenges with substances such as alcohol and opiates. Reduce the destructive impact substances have on you and your relationships in conjunction with the 12 step model or SMART Recovery.

Eating and issues with food - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends


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


  • Aetna
  • Tufts Health Plan

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

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Initial session: $225 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (90min)

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Providence practice
354 Broadway, Providence, Rhode Island 02909
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • 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 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 33 years

Empowerment Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, Outpatient Therapist, 2016 - 2017
Penikese Island Program, Recovery Clinician, 2016 - 2017
John Ferris Recovery Center, Clinical Director, 2014 - 2015
Echo Group, Clinical Subject Matter Expert, 2011 - 2014
SERVICENET, Inc, Clinical Case Manager and Program Director, 2003 - 2011

Antioch University New England, MA in Counseling Psychology, 1990


Rhode Island: MHC00842

Massachusetts: LMHC5346



Professional endorsements

"Eileen holds many strengths as a therapist. She is extremely caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She is eager to learn new therapeutic techniques and is always evolving as a therapist. Her expertise in issues involving relationships and the LGBTQ community make her a very valuable resource. Eileen is incredibly dedicated to her clients and improving their quality of life. A true asset to our community."

- Jessica Walther, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Walden Behavioral Care • June 2018

Client testimonials

"After struggling for years with my gender identity and coming to terms with being a transgender woman, it was important for me to find a compassionate and accepting therapist to help me sort through my complicated feelings. Eileen checked these boxes and many more. She listens without judgment, provides great perspective, and encourages me to be true to myself. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist to help me along my journey than Eileen."
- 20-something professional • February 2018