Heather  Lee

Heather Lee


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

Taking on new clients in January for telehealth only.

Updated November 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • College mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions and personal growth
  • Holistic, mind-body approach

Professional statement

Heather Lee is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and stress management. As a per diem therapist at Brown University Counseling and Psychological Services, she has extensive knowledge of the challenges of finding independence in emerging adulthood. She supports adolescents and young adults as they navigate identity formation, heal past traumas, and transition to adult relationships with family members and peers. She also has expertise in helping clients recover from developmental or complex childhood trauma.

Heather highly values a holistic, mind-body approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, exercise, and diet for optimal personal and physical well-being. She also draws from skills-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and offers a trauma-informed approach to care.

Heather sees individuals over the age of 13 including families and parents. She is committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment to help her clients feel more present and make healthier, more productive choices.

Message to clients

I want you to know that your happiness and wellbeing are important. We often live and work in very stressful environments and it is my goal to support you to feel calm, confident and resilient in the face of life's challenges.


College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

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

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

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

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

Life transitions and personal growth - 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

Holistic, mind-body approach - Techniques designed to enhance the mind's positive impact on the body


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


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $160
  • Initial session: $172 (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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Providence practice
194 Waterman St, 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 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11:00am-7:00pm
  • 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 11:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Brown University CAPS, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2020
Eleanor Slater Hospital, Administrator, 2015 - 2017
Clinical and Policy Consultant, 2007 - 2015
Meadowridge Academy, Director, 2009 - 2013
Police Athletic League, Assistant Director, 2006 - 2007
Covenant House, Program Manager, 1999 - 2001

Certificate in Integrative Nutrition, Certificate, 2019
Howard University, MSW, 2005
Duke University, MPP, 2003
Boston University, BS/BA, 1999


Rhode Island: ISW02565

Massachusetts: 117569



Client testimonials

"Heather helped me through PTSD that I have been suffering for years. I’ve sought help before, multiple times, but never could find someone I was comfortable to talk to or trust about deep things that were hurting me until my sessions with Heather. I can’t show how grateful and blessed I am to have found Heather and how much she has helped me. I would highly recommend her to people who are scared of stigmas behind mental health and those who suffer from PTSD."
- Zencare client • November 2018
"For the longest time, I’ve avoided therapy just because of the stigma that came with seeing a doctor knowing that I was suffering with PTSD. The day I realized I needed help, I found Heather and figured I should give it a shot. I’ve been through maybe 5 different therapists, and none had helped except Heather. I saw her for maybe two months and I opened up so much and found the underlying issues that I had. She made it seem so comfortable to share and not feel judged. I’m blessed to have found her and hope I find another therapist like her where I currently live. I highly recommend her for those who are super apprehensive about therapy or have a lot of issues that are bottled up inside."
- Zencare client • February 2018