Ken  Jaeger

Ken Jaeger

Certified Group Psychotherapist, CGP

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated December 04, 2019)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Men’s emotions
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Ken Jaeger is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. Ken sees young adults, college students, adults, and couples, and specializes in depression, trauma and PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, helping men connect with their emotions, and anxiety.

Ken has a particular interest and expertise in trauma and Borderline Personality disorder. He offers several approaches to help individuals struggling with overwhelming emotions, suicidality, and self-harm. While placing a high value on technical expertise, Ken also approaches therapy with a warm and personal approach.

Ken has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness practices, Psychodynamic Therapy, and relational therapy. Ken has extensive experience using DBT in individual and groups, and previously used this approach in an intensive outpatient clinic setting.

Message to clients

A lot of the distress I work with seems to involve people having strong feelings and then getting tangled up in thinking they are wrong or flawed for having the feelings. I work to help people find their own capacity to be with, befriend and hopefully transform the aspects of themselves that bring them pain and discord, (e.g. depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotional reactions or traumatic memories). I draw from several approaches to therapy, especially IFS, EMDR, and DBT, and approach patients with a personal manner that I am told is open, non-judgmental and engaged. I make my sense of direction and ideas about the course of therapy as clear as I can, and then dialogue about it with my patients to co-create an approach to working with their issues.


Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

PTSD - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for the challenges of dealing with overwhelming emotions

Men’s emotions - Helping men access and benefit from their own emotional lives

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

General expertise


Ken Jaeger is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $60

Therapist's note

Ken can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

305 South Main Street

Providence, RI 02903

  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2007 - Present

Lesley University, Adjunct Professor, 2012 - Present

Smith College, MSW, 2003


  • English

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