Maura  Vota

Maura Vota

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated April 30, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Brief therapy
  • Self-esteem
  • Expressive arts
  • Trauma
  • Sex therapy

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.


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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

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


Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 103K

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2010 - Present

Butler Hospital Integrated Therapies Program, 2013 - 2018

RIH Partial Hospital, 2011 - 2013

Inpatient RI Hospital, 2009 - 2011

Outpatient Therapy and Case Management, 2007 - 2009

Lesley University, MA in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Therapy, 2007

Merrimack College, BA, 2005


  • English