Mary Beth Kilinski, Therapist in North Scituate , Rhode Island — Zencare
Mary Beth  Kilinski
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Mary Beth Kilinski

Psychologist, PsyD
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Virtual Only Not Accepting In-person

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

Updated August 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Young adult issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Panic disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Identity formation
  • Shame
  • Adult children of substance abusers

Professional statement

Dr. Mary Beth Kilinski is a psychologist in private practice in Lincoln, Rhode Island with extensive experience working with emerging adults. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College and has worked at the college counseling centers at Providence College and Roger Williams University, and at South Bay Mental Health Partial Hospital Program.

Dr. Kilinski specializes in helping clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, panic, perfectionism, shame, and academic difficulties. She sees adolescents, young adults, and adults, and particularly enjoys working with college students and young professionals around issues of identity formation, separating from one's family of origin, and general life transition challenges. She has a sub-specialty in seeing individuals with parents who have abused substances, and provides support around the role that they had to take on at home and how that may be affecting current romantic or other relationships.

Dr. Kilinski is a relational psychodynamic therapist, meaning she tracks how individuals' past and current relationships affect their functioning, and strives to be fully present with clients during sessions. She utilizes a variety of therapy modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema therapy, mindfulness-based techniques, and self-compassion training.


Message to clients

Welcome! Thanks so much for visiting my page.
I am interested in connecting with you and working at creating an environment that feels as safe as possible for you to share. I'd like to help you identify what is creating or contributing to your struggles, as well as to help you to locate what is in your control to change.
We often get stuck in this life in patterns of thought or behaviors we wish we could shift. My approach aims to understand how and why those patterns developed, and to encourage you to have compassion for why your thoughts and behaviors have been what they are.


Specialties

Young adult issues - Navigating challenges related to family of origin, identity formation, peer and romantic relationships, and shifting expectations and responsibilities as an emerging adult

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

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

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Panic disorders - Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic

Perfectionism - Feelings of inadequacy and failure, self criticism, avoidance and procrastination, related to high standards

Identity formation - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Shame - Healing shame and guilt

Adult children of substance abusers - Developing and communicating healthy boundaries; navigating the ongoing impact of childhood trauma; exploring one's own relationship with substances




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Mary Beth Kilinski is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Optum
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

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

Location(s)

Virtual Only practice
P.O. Box 293 , North Scituate , Rhode Island 02857
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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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
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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Providence College Counseling Center, 2013 - 2016
Roger Williams University Counseling Center, 2009 - 2012
Chelmsford Public Schools, 2009
South Bay Mental Health Partial Hospital Program, 2008

William James College, Doctor of Psychology, 2011
William James College, Master of Arts in Professional Psychology, 2010
St. Anselm College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2003


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Dr. Kilinski is a gifted clinician - warm, accepting, compassionate, helpful, knowledgeable. She would be an ideal referral option for young and emerging adults dealing with identity, intimacy, and relationship issues."

- Jim Azar, PhD • June 2017

Client testimonials

"Dr. Kilinski is one of the most caring and down to earth people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with. She has made such a tremendous impact in my life. Before meeting with her, I had struggled for years with anxiety that at times consumed me both emotionally and physically. I finally decided to look into meeting with a psychologist and stumbled upon her name. Booking an appointment was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I could not believe how fast that first hour flew by and how much more I wanted to share. She is that relatable and makes you feel like you’re talking with your best friend. If you can relate, call and make an appointment; if she is not accepting new patients, ask to be on her waitlist. She is exceptional. When I moved out of state, she even helped me with the transition to find a new psychologist to work with. One could not ask for a better support. Mary Beth is truly exceptional and gifted. She should be recommended for top psychologists in Rhode Island."
- Special Educator • June 2017