Michelle  Riley

Michelle Riley

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients at 577 Tiogue Ave, Coventry, RI 02816, USA (updated September 22, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Existential challenges and life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Mindfulness

Professional statement

Michelle is a counselor and yoga instructor in Coventry, RI. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and owns her own yoga studio, Simplify Yoga, where she also offers therapy services. Michelle uses mindfulness techniques to help individuals with anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger issues, and relationship challenges. She sees many women in their 40s and 50s who are transitioning in life, as well as young adults.

Prior to starting private practice, Michelle worked at Butler Hospital's Inpatient Dual Diagnosis & Partial Hospital Program as well as CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. She received her MA in holistic counseling from Salve Regina and her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Rhode Island.

Message to clients

Each of us experiences a unique journey in life. Our life journey presents many challenges and obstacles. At times it is difficult to face this journey alone, especially when you don't have a support system. Therapy is a safe environment for addressing the challenges in life that seem unmanageable. A healthy therapeutic relationship based on genuine acceptance and unconditional positive regard can promote positive change. My goal is to empower you to take charge of your life, discover your purpose, and begin living a life in which you are emotionally, spiritually, and physically healthy.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders

Depression - Tearfulness, lethargy, feeling down, serious depression

Anger - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

Existential challenges and life transitions - Questioning purpose; finding one’s path and voice; adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions

Relationships - Responding to an emotional reaction to a particular event with colleagues, bosses, and/or family members; feeling unsatisfied in your romantic partnership; breakups, friendships, dating

Nutrition counseling - Nutrition counseling

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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $120 (45min)
  • Sliding Scale: $80 - $120
  • Initial sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $120 (45min)

Therapist's note

Michelle charges a $75 missed appointment fee.

Michelle can offer invoices for out-of-network reimbursement from insurance companies.



577 Tiogue Avenue

Coventry, RI 02816

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Work and Education

Private practice, 2016 - Present

Butler Hospital, Inpatient Dual Diagnosis & Partial Hospital Program, 2014- Present

Simplify Yoga, Owner & Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 2008 - Present

CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, Outpatient Counselor , 2013 - 2016

RI Air National Guard, Fitness Manager & Training Manager, 2000 - 2007

Salve Regina University, CAGS, Holistic Counseling, 2014

Salve Regina University, MA, Holistic Counseling, 2013

University of Rhode Island, BS, Nutrition and Dietetics, 2007


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