Marie  Kearns

Marie Kearns

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated February 04, 2020)

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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $100
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Reiki sessions: $65 (45min)

Therapist's note

Marie can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Providence practice

150 Waterman Street

Suite G

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 2:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thu 2:30pm-5:00pm
  • Fri 2:30pm-5:00pm
  • Sat 7:30am-11:00am
  • Sun 2:00pm-5:00pm

Work and Education

Strategic Psychological Services, Clinician, 2016–2018

The Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, Senior Project Director, 2005–Present

Rhode Island College, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Advanced Counseling, 2016–2017

Reiki II Certification, 2017

Reiki I Certification, 2004

Salve Regina University, MA in Holistic Counseling, 2000–2004


  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

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

The call felt comfortable. Marie was very personable!

Zencare client

Marie was so kind and encouraging on the phone. Looking forward to meeting her!

Zencare client

I love her! She is very comfortable to talk to.

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