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Maura Vota(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island
Anxiety-Depression-Mindfulness-Brief therapy-Self-esteem-Expressive arts-Trauma-Sex therapy-

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Professional statement

Maura Vota is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island who works with adults and couples navigating anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions. She specializes in working with individuals during transitive times, including the transition in and out of college and graduate school, new parenthood, empty nesting, and recovering from divorce or loss of a parent. Her practice focuses on using mindfulness techniques to help clients experience their full emotions while remaining grounded.

Maura values building a strong therapeutic relationship in which she can listen, reflect, challenge, and support her clients. Throughout this process, she blends structured, skills-based therapy with an insight-oriented approach. Maura has a special interest in using expressive art therapy to help clients communicate their inner and outer experiences and ultimately initiate positive change in their lives.

Maura particularly enjoys working with women navigating the transition to motherhood and with health professionals at all stages of their careers. She invites clients to examine both immediate challenges as well as the past experiences that contribute to them, and is passionate about helping clients reconnect to themselves and others.

Message to clients

I hope therapy can be a break from your busy life to improve your relationship with yourself. I would be honored to witness your process and support you along the way.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Butler Hospital Integrated Therapies Program
RIH Partial Hospital
Inpatient RI Hospital
Outpatient Therapy and Case Management

Lesley University, MA in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Therapy, 2007
Merrimack College, BA, 2005


Rhode Island: MHC00460




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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Brief therapy - Proactively working on solving a specific problem together with the client work through upcoming events, grief, and trauma

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

Expressive arts - Exploring one's responses, reactions, and insights by using art processes such as pictures and sounds to combat social, developmental, and behavioral challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Sex therapy - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Initial session:$200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (50min)

Additional session information

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.

  • Every other week
  • As needed