Greta  Mittner

Greta Mittner

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated February 26, 2020)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobias and panic disorder
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Major life changes
  • Existential challenges/crises
  • Religion and spirituality
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Depression
  • Chronic illness
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Family issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Greta Mittner is a therapist in Providence, RI with expertise in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and behavioral disorders. She has particular expertise working with clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and enjoys helping people navigate major life changes, both expected and unexpected. She treats children, adolescents, and adults.

Greta primarily incorporates a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness practices, in addition to other approaches. She has extensive experience in hospital and in private practice settings, most recently at Jewish Family Service RI. In addition to her MSW from Rhode Island College, Greta has an MFA from Goddard College in Creative Writing.


Message to clients

I strive to provide a safe space for my clients to feel they can explore any issue without judgment. There is usually more than one evidence-based way to approach any issue, so I use the therapy techniques that fit my client best. Transitions, whether developmental milestones or unexpected changes in health or relationships, can bring up intense emotions. Anxiety disorders, depressions and sometimes scary thoughts will often appear or worsen at these times. Some clients feel better after one session just knowing they aren't alone.
I treat all races, religions and sexual orientations with openness and a willingness to address and include ideas and discussions important to my clients. I have experience working extensively with Jewish clients as well as Muslim, Catholic, Buddhist and Christians of many denominations.


Specialties

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'

Anxiety disorders - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Phobias and panic disorder - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Compulsive behaviors - Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending

Major life changes - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Existential challenges/crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Religion and spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, coping with social stigmas, pursuit of treatments and fluctuations in levels of functioning

ADD/ADHD - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges

Asperger Syndrome - The challenges of socializing and learning, living alongside the "neurotypical" and coping with anxiety, depression and overwhelming stimuli

Family issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

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

Relationships - 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

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Location(s)

Providence practice

3 Phillips Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - present

Jewish Family Service, Outpatient Therapist, 2014 - present

University Medicine, Integrative Care Outpatient Therapist, 2016

Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic, Clinician in OCD Research Study, 2014-2015

North American Family Institute, Outpatient Therapist, 2014 - 2015

St. Anne's Hospital, Clinical Social Worker, Case Manager, Emergency Department Clinician, 2013 - 2014

Psychological Centers, Enhance Outpatient Services Clinician, 2012 - 2013

Rhode Island Hospital, Social Work Intern, 2010 - 2011

Rhode Island College School of Social Work, MSW, 2011

Goddard College, MFA in Creative Writing, 2004

Oberlin College, BA in English, 1996


Languages

  • English


Professional endorsements

Lori Fogarty, LICSW

Greta is a kind, caring and dedicated professional who works hard to ensure that her clients are getting the best treatment possible. Greta also has advanced training in treating OCD and has a great deal of experience working with adults who struggle to manage panic and anxiety. She is also skilled in working with individuals who are looking to successfully manage the emotional aspects of chronic, persistent physical illnesses.

Kimberly Bennett, LICSW

I supervised Greta when she was a clinician in an intensive, home-based program for families. She is now a highly qualified therapist, and I do not hesitate to refer clients to her; she is engaging and thoughtful with strong clinical skills.


Client testimonials

URI Student

Greta helped me greatly with overcoming my OCD. She is the sweetest person you will ever meet and you will not find a therapist better than her! Greta will be a great asset wherever she goes and will continue to have such a positive impact on people’s lives who are struggling.