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Leanna Olitsky(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Infertility counseling- Life transitions-Self-esteem-Self-compassion and self-acceptance-

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Professional statement

Leanna Olitsky is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI. She specializes in pregnancy, perinatal, and postpartum mental health, grief, loss, and bereavement, infertility, life transitions, and transitions to new parenthood. She also sees women experiencing issues related to self-esteem, self-compassion, and self-doubt.

Leanna enjoys working with women throughout the perinatal stage (the time frame from one year before to 18 to 24 months after the birth of a child) and has received specific training in perinatal mental health. She strives to create a safe space for her clients at any stage to express and process their emotions in order to ease the transition to motherhood and beyond. She also uniquely understands that the journey to parenthood can involve loss and provides a space for those to grieve, grow, and heal.

Leanna individually tailors each one-on-one session, though often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Supportive Therapy. Her goal is to help clients take a step back and gain a better understanding of themselves, what really matters to them, and how to make choices which align with their values in order to grow both as an individual and as a parent.

Leanna received her Master's in Social Work from Rhode Island College in 2016 and her Master's degree in Psychology from UMass Dartmouth in 2013. She is currently offering virtual and in-person visits and is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Message to clients

Society wants us to believe that parenting is one big Hallmark moment. Your social media pages may be filled with pictures of smiling, happy babies and moms who seem to have it all together. But maybe you feel sad, lonely, worried, overwhelmed, angry, or like a failure. And maybe you don't know what to do, but you do know you don't want to feel like this anymore.

Wherever you may be in your journey, whether you're in the process of trying to conceive, are pregnant or postpartum, or have experienced pregnancy loss, I want you to feel supported. I strongly believe in the therapeutic relationship and will bring my authentic, compassionate self to every session.

You get to take therapy at your own pace. You and I will develop a relationship and you can expect me to really get to know who you are. I believe it is not for me to judge but to help you make sense of your own experiences. You might cry in therapy, but you will also laugh! My hope for you is that you leave each session feeling heard and ready to take on another day. Making the first call can be difficult but you deserve to feel happy.


Work and Education


Rhode Island College, MSW, 2016
UMass Dartmouth, MA, 2013

Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03037 - Massachusetts: 123805

Languages

English

Specialties

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Loss, grief, and bereavement - 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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Self-compassion and self-acceptance - Self-compassion is positively associated with increased well-being, higher motivation, and greater resilience. Self-compassion creates a sense of warmheartedness and accepting presence during difficult moments in your life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator)
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Initial session:$250 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week