Ileana  Meza

Ileana Meza

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated January 5, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ileana is licensed in Rhode Island as a Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who provides individual psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Ileana received her Master’s of Social Work from Rhode Island College. She has worked in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults for over eight years. Ileana is a fluent Spanish speaker, who welcomes all clients looking to improve their mental health and overall well-being.

I am a Hispanic therapist, who speaks Spanish to help the Spanish community with accessing services. I have experience with immigration services, such as, political asylum letters. Hablo español, y tengo experiencia con servicios de inmigración, como cartas de asilo político.

For me, collaboration, communication, and honesty is key in the therapeutic process.

I draw from different therapy models in my client-centered psychotherapy approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I believe it is essential that the individuals I work with feel safe, respected, and heard in order to be able to engage in effective psychotherapy work. I am passionate in helping others create the positive changes they are looking for.

My passion in life is in helping others learn how to live their life to its fullest potential, and to find their true selves and the happiness that lies within. Remember, “the fears we don’t face become our limits.” -Unknown.


Message to clients

If you are reading this, you have taken the first and most difficult step in obtaining the help you have been looking for. Trusting someone new and making changes in your life can be difficult, but here you will find a safe space where you can be yourself in a judgment-free setting, where I can work to identify and process potential barriers in your life that are keeping you stuck.

When you are ready, we can start from where you are. Hablo espanol y prepare cartas de inmigracion. Pregunteme por mas informacion.

The office is located in Johnston. Telehealth available.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)

Location(s)

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 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat 10am-2pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-7
  • Tue 10-7
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10-7
  • Fri 10-5
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Licensure

Rhode Island: 03030

Massachusetts: 127468


Languages

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Ileana Meza is very professional. She presented herself respectful and presentable. She is very knowledgeable. I am looking forward for my daughter to establish a relationship with her."
- Zencare client • December 2023