Lauren  Rieger

Lauren Rieger

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments (updated October 15, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • Substance use

Professional statement

Lauren Rieger is a psychotherapist in Providence, RI specializing in disordered eating, with a particular clinical and research focus on binge eating disorder. She has a special interest in the relationship between trauma and eating disorders, as well as their role in the family system. Lauren's practice includes clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and addiction. She also works with clients adjusting to college and other major life transitions, those seeking meaning and purpose, or grappling with spirituality and personal and/or sexual identity. Lauren provides parenting support, and especially enjoys family and couples therapy. She also has a special interest in working with women as they adjust to new motherhood, including connecting new moms to relevant resources and support systems.

Lauren received her MSW from Rhode Island College and B.A. in Political Science from Quinnipiac University. She is a Teaching Associate in Medical Education at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she teaches Doctoring III & IV. She completed an internship in addiction medicine and behavioral health at Roger Williams Medical Center and a psychotherapy internship at the Integrated Therapies Program at Butler Hospital, where she trained in existential and interpersonal psychotherapies. She is passionate about and grateful to be part of the recovery process.


Message to clients

A successful therapy experience begins with finding the right match. Research demonstrates time and again that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the greatest indicator for success and positive outcomes. (You don't have to marry the first therapist you meet with.) Two people can be individually incredible but just not meld together in this unique space. While shopping around can be time consuming, it may be one of the best investments you make. If you've tried therapy before and you didn't get what you need, please don't give up, try again. We all deserve to find the right match!


Specialties

Anorexia nervosa - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely increasing body weight

Bulimia nervosa - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for safely reducing or eliminating episodes of binging and purging and/fasting

Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends

Personality disorders - Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships


General expertise


Insurance

Lauren Rieger 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: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)

Therapist's note

Lauren is not in-network with insurances, but can provide you with reciepts for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

439 Benefit Street

Providence, RI 02903

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Be Collaborative Care, Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2018

Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Teaching Associate, 2015 - Present

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, Treasurer, 2016 - Present

Butler Hospital, Integrated Therapies Program Therapist, 2016

Butler Hospital, Integrated Therapies Psychotherapy Internship, 2015-2016

Roger Williams Medical Center, Addiction and Behavioral Health Internship, 2014-2015

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2016

Quinnipiac University, BA, 2009


Languages

  • English

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