Greta Mittner, Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
Greta  Mittner
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Greta Mittner

Master of Social Work, MSW
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated March 26, 2022

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)




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Location(s)

Providence practice
3 Phillips Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular 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

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular 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, 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


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02419

Massachusetts: 124620


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"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."

- Lori Fogarty, LICSW • June 2016

"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."

- Kimberly Bennett, LICSW • June 2016

Client testimonials

"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."
- URI Student • June 2016