Emily  Buckbee Carey

Emily Buckbee Carey

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in North Providence practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anger management
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Emily Buckbee Carey is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in North Providence, Rhode Island. She has deep expertise in anger management and has developed a unique anger management curriculum to help clients control negative behaviors.

In addition to her work with anger management, Emily helps individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Emily also provides support to individuals and families navigating the adoption and foster care systems.

Emily combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 5 Sessions (MET/CBT5). Emily often uses MET/CBT5 with clients who would like to change difficult behaviors.

Since graduating from Rhode Island College with her Masters in Social Work, Emily has worked in private practice, seeing teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults.

Message to clients

From my experience, I have found nothing is a better catalyst for change than a solid, trusting relationship. I am creative in my approach and think outside of the box. I am not terribly conventional and will push the envelope when I see fit.
My therapeutic approach incorporates many different tools I have learned over the years. I have developed a solid anger management curriculum and hope to help you learn to express your anger in new ways. I can work with individual, couples, family and groups. I am comfortable with any issues you present!
I have training in MET/CBT5 (Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 5 sessions) and utilize this approach for work mostly with anger issues but also with other behaviors people would like to change.


Anger management - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

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

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Foster care and adoption - Sees clients across the stages of adoption, including pre-adoption and years after adoption; supporting parents going through through the child welfare system or international adoption agencies; working with children who are in foster care or who are preparing to be adopted

Relationship issues - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $90 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Therapist's note

Emily can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? No

North Providence practice

1006 Charles Street


North Providence, RI 02904


  • Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2006 - Present

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2006



Professional endorsements

"Emily has the skills to work with your clients. She is empathetic, listens to her clients and assist them in managing their issues. She will be a great asset to Zencare. I refer clients to Emily for anger, trauma, anxiety, adoption and foster care and relationship issues."

- Cynthia Almonacy, EdD, LMHC • May 2017

"Emily is one of the most caring and compassionate people I know. She has an amazing ability to form a therapeutic relationship with the most challenging clients. I highly recommend Emily to your organization. She is a highly skilled clinician that I regularly refer clients to for therapy."

- Kim Medeiros-Cannata, LMHC • June 2017

"Emily has experience working with adults and children/adolescents providing mental health treatment and case management services. I refer clients to her for anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues concerning children/adolescents. "

- Anne-Marie Tripodi, LICSW • February 2017

Client testimonials

"Dr. Carey was extremely helpful during my divorce. She was my unbiased opinion that allowed me to plead my case openly and honestly with no judgement and a fair assessment of the situation. During this time I chose to be completely sober and allowed myself to think clearly about all of the feelings I was going through. Dr. Carey was supportive, understanding, and provided feedback that allowed me to make the best decisions for my particular situation. I would recommend seeing Dr. Carey for anything, she was a tremendous help in my life and I can only imagine how many others she has and will continue to help find their path."

- Johnson & Wales Alum 08' • February 2017

"Emily helped me develop coping skills for my anxiety and stress. She also helped me create small goals for myself so I am not so overwhelmed with what life throws at me."

- Young professional woman in her 30s • February 2017

"Emily has been working with our teenage daughter learning various coping strategies and alternate ways to think of things. She has assisted her with finding ways to make her “less anxious” and it is such a blessing to have found someone that connects to her. She is awesome. I have recommended her to two different families and they are just as happy."

- Mother of four • January 2017