Lindsay  Daskalopoulos

Lindsay Daskalopoulos

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated March 29, 2020)

Offers Online Therapy

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Existential challenges
  • Meditation/mindfulness
  • Artist mental health
  • Spirituality
  • International students
  • Identity development
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Lindsay Daskalopoulos is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in mental health healing and therapy. Her specialties include life transitions, existential challenges, loss of meaning and purpose, identity questions, cultural adjustment, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, and trauma. She enjoys working with meditators and artists and brings her own experience with meditation and creativity to her work. She has deep expertise working with college and graduate students, international students, and young adults.

Lindsay's therapeutic lens is psychodynamic and integrates mindfulness practices, meditation, breath work, and compassion orientated therapy  into her work. She has had a life long interest in Buddhist psychology and sees much of human suffering and the potential for deep healing from this perspective. Her practice is collaborative, holistic, and flexible taking into account all aspects of wellbeing, the emotional, physical, spiritual, relational, and creative.

Lindsay received a BA in Art History from McGill University and worked in the arts for ten years. During this time she developed an interest in understating human suffering and healing which she felt was intimately linked to her study of art history and her creative pursuits in street scene photography and the book arts. Her creative explorations grew into an interest in the art of healing through words and relationship and she began working in the field at McLean Hospital; she received a Masters of Social Work from Simmons University. She completed post graduate fellowships at Princeton and Harvard in student mental health, and was a psychotherapist at Wheaton College and Brown CAPS as well as in community mental health and hospital settings before starting her private practice in 2004.

Message to clients

Crisis often leads someone to consider therapy and though it can be difficult to see the opportunity for healing and change, seeking help is a first step toward new possibilities.

I am dedicated to building a deep relationship with you and provide a private and safe space for you to explore your concerns. Through the process of self discovery many find greater equanimity, purpose, compassion and an expanded capacity for love.


College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Cultural Adjustment - Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student

Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Meditation/mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Artist mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Spirituality - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

International students - Working with international students

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Loss and grief - 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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (50-60min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60-75min)

Therapist's note

Sliding scale: Lindsay offers a range of sliding scale fees below $100.00 to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. She will gladly discuss any questions you have about her affordable care options and sliding scale fees, and will provide paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

203 Governor Street

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

Private practice, 2004-Present
Brown University Psychological Services, Psychotherapist, 2004-2005
Adams Farley Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2001-2003
Harvard University, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1999-2000
Wheaton College Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 1999
Princeton University, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1997-1998

Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy Certificate Program, 2016-2017
Simmons College School of Social Work, MSW, 1997
McGill University, BA, Art History, 1985


  • English

Professional endorsements

Laura Whitely, MD

Lindsay is an empathetic and extremely knowledgeable therapist. She is an asset to any client or treatment team. I have felt truly lucky to work with her in providing care to patients. I know her patients greatly benefit from her skilled, compassionate and excellent care.

Ann Back Price, APRN

Lindsay Daskalopoulos is a seasoned, talented psychotherapist to whom I have had the pleasure of referring clients. Lindsay is also a generous, thoughtful colleague whose wisdom I can rely on for consultation.

Laurie Stein, LICSW

Lindsay Daskalopoulos has that necessary but unusual mix of being highly intelligent, quick and perceptive while at the same time being accepting, warm and generous that good therapists need. She makes a life-changing difference in her clients’ lives.

Marissa Parmenter, Artistic Assistant Director, Summer Dance Intensive at Festival Ballet

Lindsay is an incredible resource for our students who are dealing with the intense demands of training in ballet. She is caring, informed, professional and passionate, and she presented the material about stress and anxiety in an accessible way that really resonated with our students. We, at Festival Ballet felt privileged to have collaborated with Lindsay and hope that we can continue to work together in the future.

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