Kristeen  Rocha

Kristeen Rocha

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

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

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for morning & daytime appointments in Hope Valley practice (updated November 04, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Developmental disorders
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Learning disabilities

Professional statement

Kristeen Rocha is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at New England Wellness Collaborative in Providence and Hope Valley, RI. She has expertise in autism, developmental disabilities, parenting support, anxiety, and trauma.

Kristeen is particularly passionate about working with children on the autism spectrum and is certified in Floor Time psychotherapy, an interactive approach which helps parents learn to engage with their children on their level in order to maximize strengths. She has worked extensively with children having developmental disabilities and their families across diverse clinical settings. She works closely with each child and their parents in providing support around developing social skills, navigating family interactions, and managing sensory difficulties.

Kristeen provides a solution-focused therapy approach, setting realistic goals and developing a clear plan to make progress towards them. In her private practice, she strives to create an open, empathetic environment that is sensitive to the needs of her clients and conducive to facilitating meaningful change.


Message to clients

I hope to provide families support when the day to day issues for you and your children become overwhelming. I utilize sensory strategies to help regulate children so they can develop skills to strengthen their ability to cope.


Specialties

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Developmental disorders - Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills; parent training and coaching

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

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Learning disabilities - Developing strategies for successful learning specific to one’s unique strengths and challenges


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 128C

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Hope Valley practice

5 Mechanic Street

Hopkinton, RI 02832

Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

United Cerebral Palsy of RI, 2007 - Present

Family Service of RI, 2005 - 2007

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2005

University of RI, Bachelor of Psychology, 2002


Languages

  • English

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