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Kathleen Laroche is a counselor in Providence with a focus on anxiety, interpersonal concerns, self-esteem issues, mindfulness, trauma, and depression. She also sees couples for relationship issues and communication concerns. She received her MA in holistic counseling from Salve Regina University.
Kathleen's goal in is to co-create the therapy experience with her clients so that therapy is highly personalized and individualized. She helps individuals manage their symptoms through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and breathing techniques, while identifying what may be causing their current challenges, such as past traumatic memories.
Kathleen's practice is based on mutual respect, honesty, and open communication. She believes that a confidential and caring therapeutic relationship coupled with the benefit of her skills, training, and life experience, makes for a highly successful therapy client. Her clients report increased clarity of purpose and improved relationships.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Interpersonal concerns - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Self-esteem concerns - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Anger management - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Years of Experience: 18 years
Private Practice, 2007 - Present
Gateway Healthcare (Lifespan), 2006 - 2017
Salve Regina, MA, CAGS, 2006
Simmons College, BA, 1983