Marie  Kearns

Marie Kearns

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

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated January 27, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weight management
  • Emotional eating
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Reiki

Professional statement

Marie Kearns is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to her psychotherapy training, Marie is a certified Reiki practitioner. She sees clients for life transitions, stress, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, and weight management concerns, and helps clients build a profound connection between body and mind.

Marie's practice is most notable for her incorporation of Reiki, an energetic healing technique that helps clients achieve a strong mind-body connection. She is a certified Reiki practitioner and offers this service as an option for clients who are interested. Marie is unique among Reiki practitioners in that she is able to combine clinical therapy with relaxation and energetic healing; if any past traumatic or emotional experiences arise from the session, she is able to help clients process them during therapy.

Marie received her MA in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University, and has worked for nearly 20 years as the Senior Project Director of The Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center. She believes in creating a safe space for her clients to feel empowered and achieve their personal goals, and combines therapeutic approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Family Systems Therapy, and Reiki.

Message to clients

My goal is to tap into my strengths, knowledge, wisdom and experience to help you to recognize your own strengths, to help you to decrease your dis-ease by tapping into your body, mind and spirit. We will work together to help you to explore how early experiences influence your beliefs about yourself, to help you build self-confidence, stronger relationships and personal insight to facilitate a more positive state of health.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Weight management - Healthy approaches to losing weight and promoting positive body image

Emotional eating - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of emotional eating

Life transitions - Adjusting to change can be difficult and even happy transitions can cause a great deal of stress; life transitions are significant life events which may include marriages, the beginning/ending of relationships, new jobs, moving, retirement

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Reiki - A gentle, hands-on therapeutic technique that relieves stress, promotes balance and harmony, and supports your own healing process


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


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $125
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Reiki sessions: $65 (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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Providence practice
144 Waterman Street, Suite 1, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
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 11am-5pm
  • Tue 11am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-7pm
  • Tue 11am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 9am-1pm
  • Sat 9am-2pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, Senior Project Director, 2005 - Present
Strategic Psychological Services, Clinician, 2016 - 2018

Rhode Island College, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Advanced Counseling, 2017
Reiki II Certification, 2017
Reiki I Certification, 2004
Salve Regina University, MA in Holistic Counseling, 2004


Rhode Island: MHC00890



Client testimonials

"My initial call with Marie went very well. She has truly made me feel that the two of us will be able to work through my problems. I am actually feeling hopeful!"
- Zencare client • January 2022
"Responded quickly, has availability and is flexible with in-person and virtual visits. I was able to get an appointment immediately."
- Zencare client • December 2021
"Marie replies fast, and she is a friendly, caring, and great listener! Looking forward to working with her in the future!"
- Zencare client • August 2021
"Marie is wonderful. She made the consult and intake process stress free, and she is kind and professional. I’m so grateful for finding her!"
- Zencare client • January 2021
"Marie was kind, professional, and very helpful! I’m looking forward to my intake with her."
- Zencare client • January 2021
"Marie is goal-directive with her guidance, which allows you to access clarification on subjects that you may not have previously known you had."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Marie was very friendly and pleasant."
- Zencare client • September 2020
"Marie is easy to talk to and available whenever she is needed! My daughter looks forward to speaking with Marie every week!"
- Zencare client • June 2020
"Marie was so kind and encouraging on the phone. Looking forward to meeting her!"
- Zencare client • January 2020
"I love her! She is very comfortable to talk to."
- Zencare client • January 2020
"Marie took the time to listen to my history and what I was looking to accomplish with counseling. She was compassionate and provided clear expectations for future visits. I was very encouraged after our first session."
- Zencare client • December 2019
"The call felt comfortable. Marie was very personable!"
- Zencare client • December 2019