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Jiayin Saarinen(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island
Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Adoption & foster care- Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression- Loss, grief, and bereavement-

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Message to clients

As a therapist, I practice a holistic approach because I believe all aspects of a client and their experiences are important in providing effective treatment. I have experience working with a wide range of clients of all ages and diagnoses. My goal for all of my clients is to build a relationship of mutual trust, respect, and communication, as well as a safe environment that fosters vulnerability and honesty. Based on individual nuances, I strive to incorporate principles and skills from various theoretical models, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.

As an international, transracial adoptee, I am passionate about helping other adoptees navigate their experiences with grief/loss, identity, and other adoption-related issues. Additionally, my personal experience with grief and bereavement (not adoption-related) motivates my commitment to my work with individuals who have experienced loss.

Open to working with children/adolescents 13 years and older.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Johnson and Wales University, Masters of Science, Mental Health Counseling, 2018


Rhode Island: MHC01231 - South Carolina: TLC 1152 PC




Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$120 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$95 - $120
  • Couples sessions:$150 (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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month