Kristine R. Pierce
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Kristine R. Pierce

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Cranston Waitlist In-person
Updated February 23, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Kristine Ramirez Pierce is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker based in Cranston, RI. She welcomes individuals seeking to create meaningful change in their lives. Kristine provides individualized counseling for children and young adults who struggle with self-esteem, neurodivergence, and anxiety/depression.

Kristine has extensive clinical experience within the community, hospital and residential settings. She holds a Master of Social Work with a clinical specialization in Child and Family from Simmons University. Kristine is a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive and strengths-based therapist. As a first-generation therapist, she understands the "taboo" surrounding mental health and strives to create a safe space to process emotions. Her practice approach is individualized, relational, open and supportive.

In-person sessions are available in Cranston RI and telehealth is available during the evening/weekdays and on Saturdays.


Message to clients

Life can often propel us into the "unknown" and to experience "all the feels." It can be unnerving to undergo a major life transition and/or to tackle symptoms of depression. I commend you for taking a leap of faith and investing in yourself. To do the work in therapy is no easy feat. My goal is to create a safe space for you to navigate any challenges you face.

When it comes to therapy, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. Therapy is an individualized healing journey to becoming the best version of yourself. As the expert in your own life, I aim to guide you through this process step by step. I am honored to joining you in your healing journey.


Specialties

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $120

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Cranston practice
63 Sockanosett Cross Road, Suite 3C, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4:30P-8:30P
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00A-4:00P
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Department of Human Services - Office of Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Counselor, 2022 - Present
Department of Children, Youth and Family, Social Caseworker II, 2020 - 2022
The Miriam Hospital, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2019 - 2020
Child and Family of Newport, Residential Clinician, 2018 - 2020
Child and Family of Newport, Clinical Caseworker, 2017 - 2018

Simmons College, Masters of Social Work, 2017


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03857


Languages

English