Emily Pfannenstiel, Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
Emily  Pfannenstiel
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Emily Pfannenstiel

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Education, Ed.M. Counseling Psychology Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Wayland Square, Providence Accepting In-person

Recently relocated, office is walkable from Brown University and RISD.

Updated September 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Women's issues
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Emily Pfannenstiel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees clients in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts (in-person in RI, remote options for RI, CT, and MA). She specializes in working with women of all ages – from teens to later adulthood, and has expertise in relationships, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma (acute trauma as well as complex/family/childhood trauma).

As a holistic therapist, Emily frequently incorporates mindfulness along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She helps her clients first envision the type of life and relationships they want before offering coping skills and new ways of thinking. She wants to know what is holding them back and how they can push forward and open themselves up to new possibilities.

Emily is there to guide you on your path towards empowerment and enlightenment. She received her MA and M.Ed. from Columbia University and her BA from Connecticut College. She has trained individually with Harvard's meditation advisor and has taught and engaged in psychological research investigating mood, sleep, human development, and the nature of the therapeutic relationship. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Psychotherapy is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. The skills and insight you will gain in therapy will stay with you forever, and will enhance your life in ways you have yet to even imagine.

If you are a college student located in Providence, RI, please consider joining my college transition group!


Specialties

Women's issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing

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

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present




Clientele

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

Insurance

Emily Pfannenstiel is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $100 (80min)

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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 8 PM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 8 PM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 8 PM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Wayland Square, Providence practice
205 Waterman Street, Suite 204, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Tue 8:30 AM - 8 PM
  • Wed 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Thu 8:30 AM - 3 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present

Columbia University, MA, EdM, 2017
Connecticut College, BA, 2012


Licensure

Connecticut: 3617

Massachusetts: 11550

Rhode Island: MHC01104


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Emily  Pfannenstiel
Adjustment to College Support

This group is meant for female-identifying undergraduate students who are looking to ease their transition to college, who are likely experiencing either social or academic-related anxiety, and who would enjoy meeting kind and like-minded peers.


Client testimonials

"Emily is exactly what I was looking for in a therapist: kind, supportive, and knowledgeable in many different areas of treatment and care."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"She was so kind and comforting on the phone, even for just a preliminary check in call!"
- Zencare client • February 2021
"Emily was kind and super friendly."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"I felt heard and am excited to begin working with her!"
- Zencare client • October 2020
"I felt very comfortable talking to Emily, and she was very understanding and comforting when I shared information with her."
- Zencare client • July 2020
"Emily called me at the appointed time, answered my questions, gave me a better idea of how she works with clients, and asked some good questions about what I was looking for in a therapist."
- Zencare client • June 2020