She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Welcome! Since opening in 2011 Ms. Kaplan has dedicated her career to supporting children, teens and their families struggling to cope with worry, stress & anxiety. Her practice began out of a tiny office in East Greenwich, RI and transitioned into a fully remote practice in 2020. Ms. Kaplan now works exclusively with emerging adults ages 18-30 who present with symptoms of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias and mild/moderate OCD. She particularly enjoys working with college students and post graduate folks who are high achievers looking to establish and maintain balance in their lives.
Ms. Kaplan's clients tend to struggle with perfectionistic tendencies, a fear of failure or not being enough, difficulty quieting their mind from racing thoughts, & managing the physical symptoms of panic and anxiety. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach in her treatment of clients which emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Learning to identify untrue and unhelpful thoughts (cognitive distortions) is key to being able to put things into perspective. With greater clarity often comes meaningful behavioral change and increased emotional stability. Mindfulness practices and other treatment approaches like exposure response prevention may be incorporated as is clinically indicated.
You can expect an active therapist who is both compassionate and empathetic, as well as able to provide valuable, evidenced based skills (this means they are backed by research and science) for managing worry and stress. You’ll learn how to reassure yourself that you CAN tolerate the exhausting and annoying effects of anxiety and panic on the body mind. You’ll learn that you are capable of more than you think, and that when you begin to set more realistic expectations of yourself and others the more productive you will be, and the more fulfilling your relationships will feel-- most notably your relationship with yourself.
Anxiety Disorders - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, and support around healthy relationships.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 15 years
Private Practice, Owner, Psychotherapist, 2011 - Present
Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center/ RI Family Court Mental Health Clinic, Clinician, 2011 - 2013
NAFI Alternatives Residential Program, Clinician, 2008 - 2011
Butler Hospital, Research Assistant, 2005 - 2006
Simmons University, MSW, 2008
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA in Psychology, 2005
Rhode Island: ISW02109