Kendra Capalbo is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and expert couples counselor. In addition to her office in Providence, RI, Kendra offers the convenience of in-home sessions to couples throughout Providence and the greater Boston area.
Kendra's approach is primarily based in the Gottman Method, which helps couples get back to the basics of communication and rediscover their love for one another. The Gottman Method includes an extensive assessment of a couple’s social history together, the history of their relationship, and their individual histories, which allows Kendra to get to the root of the relationship challenges. She uses this questionnaire, along with three therapy sessions (one as a couple and one with each partner) plus one feedback session, to develop an individualized treatment plan, which includes helping her clients learn how to deal with recurring conflicts in a healthy way.
Kendra also has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an evidence-based and structured approach to help couples effectively identify and express their needs. Combined with the Gottman Method, Kendra offers a powerful and custom-tailored approach to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, and create a better sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Kendra is passionate about couples counseling and believes all of her clients deserve to be in healthy, loving relationships. She looks forward to meeting you, in her East Side office or in your home.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage
Infidelity - Helping couples work through feelings of betrayal and rebuild trust following emotional or physical intimacy with an individual(s) outside of the relationship, when the assumption of monogamy is present
Intimacy challenges - Difficulty building and maintaining close interpersonal relationships, avoiding feelings of vulnerability within one's close relationships
Kendra Capalbo is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
In-office sessions: Initial 30min consultation is complimentary
In-home sessions: Initial 60min consultation is complimentary
In-office sessions: $225/90min
In-home sessions: Fee will be discussed during consultation
While insurance is not accepted, Kendra can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
RI Department of Corrections, 2005 - Present
U.S. Peace Corps, 1998 - 1999
University of Denver, MSW, 2003
Boston University, BA, 1998
"Kendra Calapbo has been instrumental in helping me increase peace and happiness in my life and achieve a greater sense of self-worth. She has amazing insight, empathy, and is perhaps the most non-judgmental person I have ever met. Just being around her is a calming and positive experience. On the other hand, she doesn’t sugar coat things. She will not tell you what you want to hear but rather what you need to hear. Kendra is especially good with relationship advice. My relationship with my spouse is so improved compared to where we were at when I first started seeing Kendra. My spouse agrees 100% that Kendra has had a very positive effect on us as a couple. I have been to several therapists and none came close to Kendra’s beneficial impact on my life. "- Professional engineer, married with adult children • December 2019