Maria  Fletcher
Vetted

Maria Fletcher

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
East Providence Not Accepting In-person

Providing Telehealth sessions for clients residing in MA and RI and Florida.

Updated January 11, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Self-esteem
  • Medical professionals' mental health

Professional statement

Maria Fletcher is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, practicing in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns, and loss and grief, including complicated grief.  Clients often seek Maria's support when feeling “stuck” in a certain pattern – this could be due to conflict with a partner, work stress, or a major life event.

Maria strives to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to share and process difficult life experiences.  In sessions, clients will have space to evaluate and work through emotions, often present just beneath the surface.

Maria takes a psychodynamic approach to treatment, and also incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This blend of modalities provides clients with opportunities to develop deeper self-knowledge, while also presenting them with tangible skills to alter unhelpful patterns of behavior.

In addition to her private practice, Maria has many years’ experience working at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.  She is able to provide teletherapy to clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She looks forward to working with you.


Message to clients

As a therapist, my intent is to help you recover from whatever is standing in the way of you feeling your best. Oftentimes, this may be symptoms and feelings associated with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, work related stress, and life transitions such as adjustment to college, divorce, parenthood, career change, or preparing for retirement.

My goal is to create a safe, compassionate space where we can work together to help you heal, and feel “unstuck.”

I will help you feel safe to share your pain, confront your fears and insecurities, mourn your loss, identify your unique strengths and help you learn to embrace your truth. It is most important to me that you feel heard, validated, and supported.


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

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, 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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Initial session: $225 (75min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

East Providence practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
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-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
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-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Private Practice, 2006 - Present
Butler Hospital, 2005 - 2019

Lesley University, MS, LMHC, 2004


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC00334

Massachusetts: LMHC6426


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Heard back within 24 hours and was given opportunities to have a meet and greet with her the same week!"
- Zencare client • March 2023
"Maria asked succinct questions and provided great next steps and feedback."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"Maria was very nice and described her approach clearly and compassionately."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"Maria had lots of knowledge, and she asked the right questions. She made me feel very comfortable."
- Zencare client • October 2020
"She made me feel comfortable and made it clear that she wanted to help me find the right fit, even if that isn't her. However, I liked her a lot and am moving forward with her."
- Zencare client • October 2020