Kendra  Capalbo

Kendra Capalbo

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence, Cambridge Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 2, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Premarital counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy challenges

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Do you currently feel lost in your relationship? Has infidelity severed your connection, or have you stopped communicating the way you used to?  Do you no longer feel like you understand each other, or are your fights becoming more intense and frequent? Did you answer yes to any of these questions?  If so, I can help.

I am passionate about this work and as a result, have focused my entire practice on working with couples. I utilize a combination of evidenced based approaches (Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – EFT) to help partners identify their negative cycles and navigate their relationship in a new way which leads to deeper connection and the ability to manage conflicts more effectively.

I would describe my style as direct, but compassionate. The truth is, therapy is work and a lot of that happens outside of the office. My expectation when working with a couple is that they will do what is required of them at home and not expect to simply put the effort in during the 90-minute session.

It is very important to remember when looking for a therapist that couples therapy is truly a different style than individual work.  Unfortunately, many clinicians do not have the specialized training to know how to effectively work with couples. I truly believe more harm than good can be done when clinicians try to do couples therapy as if they are doing individual therapy with two people in the room. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of asking any therapist you speak with what specific training he/she has in working with couples. Most graduate programs do not focus on it, or in some cases, include it at all.

I offer 30-minute complimentary sessions for couples who are considering working with me in my office on the East Side of Providence. I think it is crucial that the chemistry is right between myself and BOTH partners. If it is not, therapy is unlikely to be successful. We will use this session to determine if I am a good fit for your needs and proceed from there.

For clients such as upper level executives and professional athletes who are looking for a more discreet, convenient option for couples therapy, I offer sessions in your home, at a premium.  For clients interested in this service, I offer a 1-hour complimentary session at which point we will go over what this service entails, including the fee structure.

If you want your relationship to change and you want to reconnect with your partner, reach out now to set up a consultation.  The best time to take the first step was yesterday, the next best time is right now!


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Couples

Insurance

Kendra Capalbo 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: $225 (90min)

Therapist's note

Consultation
In-office sessions: Initial 30min consultation is complimentary
In-home sessions: Initial 60min consultation is complimentary

Ongoing fees
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.


Location(s)

Providence practice
193 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Fri 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

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 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Fri 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cambridge practice
3 Concord Avenue, Suite 43, Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Wed 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Fri 3:00pm-7:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"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