Laurie  Stein

Laurie Stein

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated May 01, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Loss & grief
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Laurie Stein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI. Since graduating with her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College, she has worked in a variety of outpatient settings, and has been in private practice since 1993.

Laurie works with young adults, college students, graduate students, medical students, adults, and couples. She helps individuals struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, loss and grief, and family challenges. She greatly enjoys working with students adjusting to college life or writing their graduate school dissertation.

Laurie practices psychodynamic and humanistic psychotherapy, with elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her office is conveniently located on College Hill, within walking distance from Brown University and RISD.

To make an appointment, please fill out the contact form or call Laurie at 401-497-6955.

Message to clients

I think everyone should have a therapist stored away on a shelf who they can take down when they need to talk about what is going on in their lives. I provide a non-judgmental, warm and confidential environment. Being listened to and feeling understood is a basic human need. When that need is met we can develop a clearer sense of who we are, what we feel, think and need. We are then in a better position to make choices and be proactive.
I have been fortunate to work with a highly diverse population in a variety of clinical settings. My work is based on what the person needs and wants at the specific time in their lives.


Anxiety - General anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder with anxiety

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Life transitions - Adjusting to major life changes and events

Loss & grief - Mourning the death of a loved one, divorce and the ending of a relationship

Family issues - Relational difficulties and conflicts, creating realistic expectations and boundaries

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

145 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

Private Practice, Providence, 2001 - Present

Private Practice, New York, 1993 - 2001

Marble Hill Nursery School, Early Childhood Consultant, 1991 - 2001

Riverdale Mental Health Center, Clinical Social Worker, 1986 - 1995

Coney Island Hospital, School Based Mental Health Program, 1984-1986

Psychobiological Biological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Level One, 2016.

Brooklyn Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1990.

Hunter College School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work, 1984


  • English

Professional endorsements

Genya Bernstein, PsyD

Laurie Stein is extremely experienced and is familiar with a wide range of psychiatric problems. She is extremely well-related and forms good relationships with her patients. She applies her sophisticated theoretical understanding with practical interventions.

Lindsay Daskalopoulos, LICSW

Laurie Stein is a seasoned and very able psychotherapist and trusted colleague. She is both extremely knowledgeable and deeply caring. I know her clients are well served by her compassionate, skilled care.

Susanna Angelillo, LMHC

Laurie is an experienced therapist, insightful and sensitive, and is able to easily connect with patients of different backgrounds and ages. People I have referred to Laurie have given me positive feedback on their therapy with her.