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Livia Freier

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island
Anxiety-Couples counseling-College & graduate student mental health- Eating disorders & disordered eating- Depression- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Dr. Livia Freier is a compassionate and dedicated psychologist specializing in providing support to adults navigating the complexities of anxiety and depression. With a focus on creating a safe and empathetic therapeutic space, Dr. Freier tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each individual, recognizing the nuances that accompany mental health challenges.

Dr. Freier's therapeutic orientation draws from a foundation in cognitive-behavioral techniques and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Her integration of these evidence-based modalities allows clients to explore and reframe negative thought patterns while fostering a deeper understanding of the various aspects of the self. By combining cognitive-behavioral strategies with the IFS model, Dr. Freier guides clients towards developing a harmonious relationship with their internal emotional landscape, promoting healing and self-discovery.

With a rich professional background, Dr. Freier brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice. Her commitment to ongoing education ensures that she stays informed about the latest advancements in the field, incorporating innovative and effective therapeutic interventions into her work. Dr. Freier values the importance of a holistic approach to mental well-being, acknowledging the interconnectedness of emotional, cognitive, and relational aspects of a person's life.

Dr. Livia Freier's office is conveniently located at 38 North Court St., Providence, providing a warm and welcoming environment for clients to engage in the therapeutic process. Additionally, recognizing the importance of accessibility, Dr. Freier offers remote sessions for those who may prefer or require the flexibility of virtual appointments. Her scheduling is designed to accommodate the diverse needs of her clients, with a commitment to providing a supportive and transformative therapeutic experience.

If you are seeking a psychologist who combines empathy with evidence-based practices to address anxiety and depression, Dr. Livia Freier invites you to explore the potential for growth and healing in a collaborative and nurturing therapeutic relationship.

Message to clients

I am a dedicated and compassionate psychologist committed to providing effective therapeutic interventions for adults grappling with anxiety and depression. In my practice, I approach each individual with a deep sense of empathy and understanding, recognizing the unique challenges that accompany mental health concerns.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, tailoring interventions to suit the specific needs and goals of each client. By employing a combination of cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness strategies, and psychodynamic insights, I aim to empower individuals to navigate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors with resilience and self-awareness.

I create a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore the root causes of their anxiety and depression, fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Through this partnership, we work together to develop practical coping mechanisms, identify and challenge negative thought patterns, and cultivate positive changes in behavior.

My commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that I stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field, integrating innovative and effective therapeutic modalities into my practice. Additionally, I prioritize a holistic approach to mental well-being, considering the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and social factors in each client's life.

I believe in the transformative power of therapy and am dedicated to helping individuals build a foundation for lasting change. If you are seeking support in overcoming anxiety and depression, I invite you to embark on this journey with me as we work towards a more fulfilling and balanced life together.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Private Practice, Psychologist
Group Practice, Psychologist
Brown University, Neuroscience Researcher
ITA Clinic for Eating Disorders, Psychologist

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


Washington DC: PSY200001232 - Rhode Island: PS01837


English, German, Spanish


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

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

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

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

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


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

Locations & Hours

Please schedule a Zencare phone consultation to discuss therapy goals and availability or get in touch through our website.


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
Therapist's note

We want to inform you that our services are provided on an out-of-network basis. While we do not directly accept insurance, we can provide you with a detailed invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Be sure to check with your insurance provider about their out-of-network coverage policies. If you have any questions or need assistance navigating this process, feel free to reach out to us. Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to support you on your therapeutic journey.

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
"Speaking with Livia Freier was very nice! She was super sweet and helpful about what me and my brother should do to find support in our lives!"
- Zencare client December 2021
"Very professionally, knowledgeable and effective approach."
- Zencare client February 2022
"Very quick feedback"
- Zencare client January 2022
"We were very pleased with a very efficient, friendly, and informative initial discussion. Could not be happier."
- Zencare client September 2022
"The doctor is very professional, calm, inspires confidence, and you feel very comfortable talking to her."
- Zencare client February 2024


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