Jocelyn  Welch

Jocelyn Welch

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Providence, North Kingstown Not Accepting In-person

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

Updated May 17, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Career issues
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Undergraduate and graduate student mental health
  • Self confidence and self esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Jocelyn Welch is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with offices in North Kingstown and Providence, RI; Jocelyn also sees clients across Rhode Island and Massachusetts for remote appointments. She specializes in depression, anxiety disorders, life transitions, international relocation, perinatal mental health, college mental health, grief, and loss.
Jocelyn takes an eclectic approach and utilizes both insight-oriented and goal-oriented modalities, depending on a client’s needs and goals. She develops an individualized plan using evidence-based psychotherapy treatments in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and mindfulness practices.
With over two decades of experience, Jocelyn has supported clients with a wide variety of challenges. She cares deeply for her clients and is there to support them however she can. While living overseas, she became a healthcare professional with an international group composed of women who found themselves away from their home country when pregnant.


Message to clients

I provide individual psychotherapy to adults aged 18+ who are struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflicts and any issue that causes an imbalance in one’s life. I will help you develop the tools you need to gain insight, manage painful emotions, address behaviors that may be self-defeating, and increase your self confidence so that you can achieve a more fulfilling and joyful life. As your therapist, I will help you on your path towards being your best self - no matter your current struggles. Throughout my 24 years of practice, my clients consistently feel supported, understood, and are able to reach their goals.
You do not have to be alone in your struggles: therapy can provide support and help you build relationships. In a safe, non-judgmental environment, I can help you connect with your inner strength and build new skills to uncover your best self. I invite you to contact me to see if I am the right therapist for you.


Specialties

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Career issues - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Undergraduate and graduate student mental health - Navigating the transition to college or graduate school; coping with workload and school-related expectations and stress; dealing with perfectionism; finding supportive spaces and campus resources; developing a balance between academic work, extra-curricular activities, social life, and time for oneself

Self confidence and self esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Providence practice
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-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

North Kingstown practice
1130 Ten Rod Road, Suite 102E, North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
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-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
  • 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-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1995 - Present
Bellies Abroad, 2016 - Present
Temple University of Rome, Italy, 2016 - 2017
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Health Care Associates, 1995 - 1998
Human Resource Institute, Brookline, MA, 1991 - 1995

Boston University School of Social Work, MSW, 1993


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I've been to several therapists for different issues over the years. Jocelyn is truly the best of the best, and I cannot recommend her more highly. I always felt heard and well cared for in sessions with Jocelyn, and I always felt better leaving a session than I did when we started. I started working with Jocelyn at the very beginning of COVID, so we were remote (video sessions) the entire time we were working together. It did not affect the experience whatsoever, and if anything, was even better than in-person as it made it so much easier to keep my weekly sessions. I could not have gotten through this pandemic without her kindness, help, and support!"
- Zencare client • July 2021
"Jocelyn makes you feel comfortable. She's very easy to talk to."
- Zencare client • June 2021
"Jocelyn was sympathetic, kind, and informative with regards to her forms of approach to therapy."
- Zencare client • May 2020
"She seems like she was truly present and actively listening."
- Zencare client • May 2020