Nichole Paciello, Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
Nichole  Paciello
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Nichole Paciello

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Providence Waitlist In-person

Not currently offering evening sessions past 5 pm.

Updated August 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crises
  • Life transitions
  • Young adults
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Nichole Paciello is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island. The majority of her clients are emerging adults, and she is especially passionate about working with individuals transitioning from college into a career, including exploring questions around purpose, relational stress, time management, and perfectionism.

Nichole mainly uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to provide a directive and action-oriented approach to anxiety and depression. She works with clients to recognize cognitive distortions, maladaptive patterns they may feel stuck in, and how their thinking patterns shape their actions and contribute to depression. She often challenges her clients in a supportive and firm way through gentle nudges, while making her unconditional positive regard for them clear.

Nichole completed formal training in CBT at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where she earned her LMHC. She takes care in developing a safe space that allows clients to go out of their comfort zone at a pace that works for them. She looks forward to meeting you at her office in the Wayland neighborhood of Providence.


Message to clients

Taking the initial step to finding a prospective therapist is often a difficult one. I recognize that this can be daunting and welcome the opportunity to speak with you to further discuss your wants and needs in an individual therapist. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

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

Existential crises - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

Young adults - Working with young adults

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

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

Nichole Paciello is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Please note Nicole sees clients 16 years and older.


Location(s)

Providence practice
2 Richmond Square, Suite 105, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1-6pm
  • Tue 1-430pm
  • Wed 1-6pm
  • Thu 1-430pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1-6pm
  • Tue 1-430pm
  • Wed 1-6pm
  • Thu 1-430pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Butler Hospital, 2014 - Present
Bradley Hospital, 2018 - 2019


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC00846


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Nichole has excellent therapy skills and is very professional and dedicated. She has extensive and diverse experience through her work at Butler Hospital and elsewhere."

- Hassan Fathy, MD • December 2019

Client testimonials

"Nichole was super easy to talk to, and I felt very comfortable with her right away."
- Zencare client • July 2020