Kathleen  Vitolo
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Kathleen Vitolo


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence Accepting In-person

New Staff Hired has additional hours available immediately. Kathleen has a small waitlist

Currently offering clinical supervision for new MSW-level therapists.

EMDR certification.

Updated September 4, 2023

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. Her pronouns are she/her. 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


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Kathleen Vitolo is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $125
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Providence practice
205 Waterman Street, Suite 106, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-9
  • Tue 9:00-9
  • Wed 9:00-9
  • Thu 9:00-9
  • Fri 9-9
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

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


Rhode Island: ISW01038