Erin T Albanese
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Erin T Albanese


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Addiction Counselor, LAC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated November 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Addiction
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Erin Albanese is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, EMDR practitioner and Outdoor Behavioral Health Leader located in Warwick, RI. Many of Erin’s clients suffer from the negative impacts of grief and trauma often experienced in early childhood. This often results in a mental health condition like PTSD, depression, anxiety. Other outcomes may include substance misuse or relationship conflicts, or feeling disconnected from our authentic self. Erin helps her clients connect to their body, mind and spirit, grow self-compassion and break free from their distress, toxic relationships, unwanted habits, and routines.

Erin’s approach to therapy draws from multiple evidence-based therapy modalities. Clients learn how to become more self-aware and introspective through movement, mindfulness-based exercises, including meditation, body scans, or deep breathing. Erin also teaches clients how to become more aware of unhealthy thought patterns that lead to a distressed mood or to harmful coping behaviors such as substance misuse, unsupportive relationships, or self-harm. For clients who previously experienced traumatic events, she facilitates Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps the brain put those memories into the background so that the client can move forward in their life.

Erin earned her Master’s degree from Rhode Island College. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, focused her graduate studies in trauma and addiction. Erin also has a personal understanding of the impact of trauma and addiction on families and on our physical, social and emotional experiences. Erin's goal is to help clients reconnect and take care of their inner selves and use healthy coping skills to move past difficult emotions.


Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $210 (60min)
  • Initial session: $280 (60min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


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 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Driftwood Counseling and Wilderness Retreats, Owner , 2022 - Present
Family Service of Rhode Island , Clinical Social Worker/Grant Manager, 2017 - 2022
ADCARE Substance Use Treatment , Substance Use Counselor, 2014 - 2017
South County Community Action, Youth Alternatives Case Manager, 2013 - 2014
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Outdoor Behavioral Health Leader/Program Director, 2010 - 2013
New Horizons for Young Women, Outdoor Behavioral Health Leader, 2001 - 2009

Rhode Island College, Master of Social Work, 2017
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Certified, 2017
University of Maine Machias, BA Behavioral Science, 2001


Rhode Island: ISW03095



Client testimonials

"Erin was extremely prompt about returning my message and called me within 48 hours."
- Zencare client • July 2022
"Very understanding"
- Zencare client • June 2022