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Lee Chafee(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island
Trauma- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Life transitions-Mind-body connection- Relationship issues-Mood disorders-
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Professional statement

Lee Chafee is a psychotherapist in private practice on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, providing individual treatment for adults. Lee’s areas of interest include trauma, anxiety, depression, and negative self-held beliefs that may be rooted in childhood experience. She works with her clients to find what is keeping them "stuck", how to break through, and move forward with more fulfilment in their lives.

Lee draws from a number of interventions including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation and mind-body connections. Lee finds that the psychodynamic approach of examining fear or sadness or trauma of today may find those symptoms' genesis in earlier experiences. An understanding of this connection can be freeing.

Lee has worked at Butler Hospital with women in trauma, both individually and through facilitating groups. She has experience helping with loss, grief, anger and other emotional difficulties. Lee values the relationships in her clients' lives: from family, romantic, and workplace -- to friendships worthy of examination and possible repair.

Lee is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Rhode Island and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is a member of the Rhode Island Association of Psychoanalytic Psychologies, and has served on their board for three years. She also is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 39 (psychoanalysis & psychoanalytic psychology).

Lee completed her master’s degree in clinical social work at Boston College and received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Harvard College.

Lee’s first career was as a news reporter and editor in New York City for United Press International.


Rhode Island: ISW03500




Trauma - Coping with current traumas, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse, particularly as exacerbated by early childhood attachments and experiences

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

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

Mind-body connection - Focusing on exercise and mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships, including friendships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships, friendships and dating

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, and restless sleep/insomnia


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

Locations & Hours


Lee Chafee is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

$150 per hour for prepration of requested reports.

Payment is due at time of service unless other arrangements are made in advance.

There is a strict cancellation policy. Twenty four hours notice is required for cancellation of an appointment. Missed or late-canceled appointments are $150.