Dr. Mary Beth Kilinski is a psychologist in private practice in Cranston, 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.