Kathleen  Vitolo

Kathleen Vitolo

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning, evening, & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated May 30, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse & assault
  • Parenting
  • Loss and grief
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Kathleen Vitolo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. She has expertise in helping individuals who have experienced trauma, especially sexual abuse or assault and domestic violence. She also works with many adolescents and young adults who face school challenges, or those who have special needs, including autism, behavioral and physical challenges, and health concerns.

Kathleen uses evidence-based treatment approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, to help trauma survivors find greater stability and tap into their inner resilience. She emphasizes that survivors are not defined by their symptoms, but rather are people who have experienced something that they should not have experienced and have the inner strength to reclaim their narratives.

Kathleen has previous experience as a school social worker, giving her unique insight into the challenges adolescents face in the classroom and with their peers. She received her Master of Social Work from Boston University and trained at the Autism Project, and brings her sensitivity to working with children on the autism spectrum and their parents to private practice.

Message to clients

It's important in life to find a person that you can connect with. A person to bear witness to your struggles without judgement. I can support you on your path and on your timeline.


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

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Sexual abuse & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Loss and grief - 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

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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

205 Waterman Street

Suite 202

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

North Providence School Department, 2014 - 2018

New Hope Clinical Director, 2008 - 2014

Manatee Community College, 2004 - 2008

Boston University, MSW, 1994

University of RI, BA, 1991


  • English