She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Lindsay Daskalopoulos is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker located in RI. Lindsay is passionate about working with the BIPOC and LGBTQ community and women’s mental health as she incorporates a strong social justice lens into her practice. She has extensive experience working with clients as they pass through major life transitions. Many of her clients are students or young adults who find themselves struggling emotionally after moving to a new place, adjusting to the rigor of academia or a career, and beginning to live independently. She works with clients who feel anxious or depressed or struggling because of a loss. She enjoys working with artists and healthcare professionals. Her clients seek therapy to regain a sense of meaning, respark their creativity, or to learn more about their authentic selves.
Buddhism and mindfulness practices inform Lindsay’s approach to therapy. Clients learn how to turn their attention inwards through grounding exercises, body scans, and mindfulness practices. This can lead to insight about physical and emotional reactions to situations in the present moment and to a greater capacity to respond compassionately to oneself and others. She encourages clients to practice self-compassion, helping to shift self-critical and judgmental habits of mind. Lindsay is a psychodynamic therapist, relying on a trusting relationship with her clients to encourage them to examine their relationship patterns and beliefs. She sees healing holistically, meaning in mind, body and soul.
Lindsay has over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. She completed two postgraduate training programs in young adult mental health, one at the McCosh Health Center at Princeton University and the other at Harvard University Mental Health Center. She offers clients a safe, non judgmental space to talk about their identities, explore meaning and purpose, and the sense they make out of life’s meanderings.
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
Multicultural counseling - Multicultural therapy considers the role cultural, ethnic, and racial identities have in the unique experience of the client and the therapeutic process of healing. A multicultural therapist brings a diverse cultural knowledge and curiosity as well as a sensitivity to the history of oppression and the politics of power. The therapist offers an empathetic space to explore cultural identity and how this relates to the client’s process of healing and wellbeing.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Sliding scale: Sliding scale fees are available to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. Sliding scale: $80-$150.
Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Brown University Psychological Services, Providence, RI, Psychotherapist, 2004 - 2005
Adams Farley Counseling Center, East Providence, RI, Psychotherapist, 2001 - 2003
Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge, MA, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1999 - 2000
Wheaton College Counseling Center, Norton, MA, Psychotherapist, 1999 - 1999
Princeton University Counseling Center, Princeton, NJ, Post Graduate Fellowship in Student Mental Health, 1997 - 1998
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Plainville, MA, Clinical Social Work Intern, 1996 - 1997
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, Clinical Social Work Intern, 1995 - 1996
McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, Mental Health Specialist, 1995 - 1995
McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, Community Residence Counselor, 1994 - 1995
The Wakeful Body (NDF), Somatic Mindfulness Course with Lama Willa Blythe Baker, 2022
Caregiver Meditation Practice Group, Bill and Susan Morgan 2017-, 2021
Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy , Certificate Program, 2017
URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies-Summer Insititue, Level 1: Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Certification Program, 2014
Simmons School of Social Work, MSW, 1997
McGill University, BA, Art History, 1985
Rhode Island: ISW01472
"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."- Laurie Stein, LICSW • October 2016
"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."- Laura Whitely, MD • June 2016
"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."- Ann Back Price, APRN • June 2016
"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."- Marissa Parmenter, Artistic Assistant Director, Summer Dance Intensive at Festival Ballet • June 2016