Grace  Dayian

Grace Dayian

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients at 255 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906, USA (updated October 12, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma recovery
  • Family-related challenges
  • Transition from high school to college
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shifting dynamics in life
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Anger management
  • Parenting
  • Personality disorders
  • Self-harm

Professional statement

Grace Dayian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, family-related challenges, shifting dynamics in life, and life transitions, particularly the transition from high school to college. Grace uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, psychodynamic therapy, and supportive therapy to help her clients, incorporating lessons from her 20-year yoga practice in her mind-body approach. She sees older teens, young adults, college students, and adults.

Grace has over 15 years of experience working in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, and strives to create a non-judgmental and open space in which to help her clients uncover issues that are concerning them and learn skills to manage and even transform them. Prior to private practice, she worked as a clinician at institutions such as Jewish Family Service Counseling Center and Bradley Hospital. She received her MSW from Boston University and her BA from Brown University.

Message to clients

Life is challenging, and at times life events and situations can feel overwhelming and confusing. In therapy I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore at their own pace what is troubling them. Using a variety of approaches tailored to each individual, I strive to help clients (re)connect to their own inner resources and to develop new skills to help make challenges feel less overwhelming. Beginning therapy for the first time or beginning with a new therapist can itself be an anxiety-producing process. I hope to talk with you to decide whether I am a good fit.


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

Family-related challenges - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Transition from high school to college - Working with adolescents and families on the social, academic, and/or emotional challenges that come with the transition to college

Grief and loss - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

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

Shifting dynamics in life - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Adoption and foster care - 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

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

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Personality disorders - Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders

Self-harm - Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $125 (50min)
  • Initial sessions: $150 (60min)

Therapist's note

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



255 Hope Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Sun Closed
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - present

Jewish Family Service Counseling Center, Outpatient Clinician, 2013 - 2015

Bradley Hospital CRAFT Unit, Therapist & Social Worker, 2011 - 2012

Casey Family Services, Therapist & Social Worker, 2000 - 2011

Children's Friend & Service, Adoption Support Program, Therapist, 1999 - 2000

Boston University, MSW, 1998

Brown University, BA, 1990


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