Livia  Freier
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Livia Freier

Psychologist, PhD
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Washington DC Accepting Online
Providence Accepting In-person
Updated December 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Livia Freier is a Clinical Psychologist in Rhode Island who specializes in helping clients with anxiety and depression, as well as ADHD, adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, and couples/marriage conflicts. Additionally, Dr. Freier works with clients who are experiencing a low sense of self, both long-term and situational. Her practice is open to both individuals and couples. Dr. Freier also works with children, teenagers, and parents. Clients can book in-person appointments as well as teletherapy.

Clients who visit Dr. Freier are often navigating a life transition, such as personal or professional changes, relationship conflict, or adjusting to an ADHD diagnosis. It is her aim to help clients get to a place where they are effectively using coping strategies, improve existing relationship dynamics, and build self-resilience in order to foster lasting, impactful change. She uses evidence-based interventions, including cognitive-behavioral techniques (such as CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems techniques. Her academic backgroung is in clinical psychology and neuroscience research.

Prior to opening her private practice in Providence, Dr. Freier lived in Germany and Spain, and offers sessions in English, German, and Spanish. She looks forward to working with you. For more information please book a free phone consultation or visit the MindWell Psychology website.


Message to clients

My role as a psychologist is twofold: 1. providing you with the tools that will allow you to enhance coping, and 2. helping you identify the root causes of your psychological discomfort and unhealthy habits. I work with individuals, couples, and parents who are committed to overcoming self-doubt, improving communication, and reframing limiting beliefs. Most of my patients have an analytical mind and like to understand themselves deeply. Others are just beginning to explore therapy. I have a passion for working with clients who have a genuine desire to break with old patterns and want to gain confidence in themselves.

Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and ADHD symptoms are by far the biggest mental health challenges for individuals and couples. The result of prolonged inaction, more often than not, is that our self-esteem suffers and we wonder whether change is even possible for us. After a while, we might genuinely believe that we really are incapable and unproductive. Yet, try not to shame yourself into action and self-discipline. Forcing control typically leads nowhere and only fuels the cycle between uncertainty and anxiety. I urge my patients to acknowledge the inner tension early on and take gentle but meaningful action.

Please set up an intake appointment for a psychological evaluation and determine an individualized plan of effective interventions.


Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Livia Freier is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $350
  • Initial session: $350 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $350 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $350 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Providence practice
38 North Court Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00am - 2:00 pm

Online Therapy (MA)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Online Therapy (RI)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00am - 4:00 pm

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00am - 4:00 pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Group Practice, 2019
Brown University, Neuroscience Researcher, 2015 - 2017
ITA Clinic for Eating Disorders, 2007

Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development, PhD, 2015
University of Barcelona, BS, MS
University of London Goldsmiths, MS


Languages

English

German

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Dr. Freier is incredibly smart and kind."
- Zencare client • September 2021
"She was very helpful."
- Zencare client • August 2021
"Dr. Freier listened to my concerns and gave me resources, even in just 10 minutes!"
- Zencare client • July 2021
"Dr. Freier was very helpful and informative."
- Zencare client • May 2021
"She was very honest and straightforward about steps I needed to take going forward (regarding reimbursement) and provided resources I may utilize in the meantime. She also actively listened to my problems and asked thoughtful questions."
- Zencare client • March 2021