Laurie  Stein

Laurie Stein

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated January 24, 2024

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 also works with couples who are feeling disconnected and stuck in the same negative cycle of interacting. She is about to graduate from The Psychodynamic Couple and Family Therapy Institute of New England. She has many years of providing Couples Therapy.

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.

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Laurie Stein is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:15 am - 5:15 pm
  • Tue 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
  • Wed 9:15 am - 4:45 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am - 6:15 pm
  • Fri 9:15 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Providence practice
144 Waterman Street, 2nd , Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 - 5:15
  • Tue 9:15 - 4:45
  • Wed 9:15 - 4:45
  • Thu 10:00 - 6:15
  • Fri 9:15 - 1:00
  • Sat None
  • Sun None

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 40 years

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

Psychodynamic Couple and Family Therapy of New England , Certificate , 2022
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 , MSW, 1984


Rhode Island: ISW01420



Professional endorsements

"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."

- Genya Bernstein, PsyD • June 2017

"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."

- Lindsay Daskalopoulos, LICSW • June 2017

"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."

- Susanna Angelillo, LMHC • June 2017