Michelle  Gonzalez
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Michelle Gonzalez


Master of Social Work, MSW Master of Public Health, MPH Substance Abuse Professional, SAP Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated November 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Life transitions
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Sports psychology

Professional statement

New Frontiers Behavioral Health was created to invite you to partner with us on becoming your better self. We believe that outstanding potential is within you and that society, culture, family, and your own internal conflicts can both interfere and move you along in your life. What is important is to discern between what is life affirming or life/self-destructive. We use evidence-based interventions to assist you in uncovering how your experiences can limit your growth as well as be a teacher. New Frontiers combines over 40 years of experience and psychodynamic wisdom with your concerns and aspirations to meet your therapeutic needs.

Michelle Gonzalez, LICSW is the founder. With a background in health and fitness, public health, organizational development, Integrating Primary and Behavioral Healthcare, and multiculturalism, she will help you to find the tools and strategies to meet your pressing concerns and achieve goals of feeling better and living with vitality. She works with clients across the lifespan and couples, to focus on not only concrete problem solving but also shining a light on their next step in psychological healing. We do this through an integrated approach; engaging the mind, body and soul to facilitate your life purpose and growth.

Michelle constantly strives to make every client feel welcomed, accepted and integral. Many of our clients will stay with us through the years and are invited to annually get a "Behavioral Health Checkup" like your Annual Medical visit. Get started and supported today!

We are remote, operating in Rhode Island and licensed in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Nevada.

Message to clients

At this time, I'm only taking clients through telehealth visits at your convenience. The time we spend together is guided by your deepest concerns and issues that you are grappling with. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions to uncover both your strengths and insight to practice new strategies to navigate your life and goals. This is your time!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (53min)
  • Initial session: $275 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (75min)
  • Group sessions: $105 (75min)

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 4:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 4:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 - 10:30 am
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Boston University, MPH/MSW, 2017
Boston College, Leadership for Change, 2000
Wesleyan University, BA, 1989


Rhode Island: ISW03286