Krystal  Vasconcelos

Krystal Vasconcelos

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Krystal has very limited openings for new clients at this time; please see the link below in Krystal's professional statement to access the New England Wellness Collaborative page, where Krystal's colleagues do have availability (updated April 12, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Weight management
  • Time management/productivity coaching
  • Wellness coaching
  • Substance use
  • Loss and grief
  • Anxiety
  • Life coaching
  • Parenting coaching
  • Relationship/marriage coaching

Professional statement

While Krystal has very limited openings for new clients, her colleagues at New England Wellness Collaborative do have availability.

Krystal Vasconcelos is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of New England Wellness Collaborative in Providence and Hope Valley, RI. She specializes in trauma, dissociative disorders, weight management issues, substance use, anxiety, and loss and grief.

A major focus of Krystal’s practice is working with trauma survivors to examine how patterns such as emotional eating or substance use may be linked to painful past events. She helps clients to better understand the places in life where they are getting stuck, develop more effective coping methods, and heal from complex trauma. Krystal also has expertise in working with children who have developmental disabilities and concurrent mental health challenges. She works collaboratively with each child and family to provide behavioral management, offer psychoeducation, and foster a supportive environment.

Krystal’s practice welcomes clients of all ages, including couples and families. She values developing a strong therapeutic partnership with her clients, helping each individual connect with their truest self to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.


Message to clients

I am the co-founder of New England Wellness Collaborative (NEWC). I work with four other clinicians to provide individuals an opportunity to focus on their mental and physical wellness. Improving your quality of life starts with looking at your overall wellness. Life will start to change when you change the lens you use to view your problems. Navigating through the process of change can be difficult when doing so alone. We will develop a partnership and use an array of therapeutic tools that fit your needs. I have extensive training working with individuals with anxiety, weight management issues and complex trauma.
I also coach individuals utilizing Mindful Emotional Eating. A local kickboxing gym and I have joined forces to offer a 16-week mental and physical wellness program which most insurances will cover. This includes a minimum of 3 fitness classes per week, weekly weigh ins, meal plans and 2 mental health sessions a month with myself or one of our licensed therapists who specialize in weight management.
Each participant will gain concrete skills to address binge eating, mindless emotional eating, craving control and much more!
In treatment we will discover your barriers and develop a road nap that will lead you to attaining your goals!


Specialties

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

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body

Weight management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image

Time management/productivity coaching - Prioritizing and making better use of time; experiential learning opportunities (meeting outside of the office); email and text message support (with monthly rate)

Wellness coaching - Vision and goal setting; intuitive and mindful eating and exercise; Whole Brain Thinking; experiential learning opportunities (meeting outside of the office); email and text message support (with monthly rate)

Substance use - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Parenting coaching - Fostering more positive communication, expectations, and boundaries being children and parents

Relationship/marriage coaching - Skills training to foster deeper connection and intimacy; Strengthening communication and feelings of security, safety, and love. Resolving conflict, ending destructive behaviors, and enlivening stagnant relationship


General expertise



Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $45 - $200
  • In-office coaching sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Off-site coaching sessions: $125 (50min)
  • First 4 sessions for frontline workers during COVID-19: $0 (50min)

Therapist's note

Krystal is offering 4 free sessions to frontline workers during COVID-19.

In-between session coaching is available as an add-on for anyone that books at least one office or off-site session for $200/month. Please note that insurance is not accepted for coaching sessions.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 128C

Providence, RI 02906

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

Hope Valley practice

5 Mechanic Street

Hopkinton, RI 02832

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

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
United Cerebral Palsy of RI, 2004 - Present
Counseling and Psychotherapy Centers, 2015 - 2016
Roger Williams Medical Center, 2013 - 2014
Access to Recovery, 2011 - 2012
TriHab Men's Rehabilitation, 2006 - 2007



Rhode Island College, MSW, 2011
Rhode Island College, BA in Psychology & BS in Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies, 2007


Languages

  • English