Nichole  Paciello

Nichole Paciello

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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!


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


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


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $110 (50min)

Therapist's note

Please note Nicole sees clients 16 years and older.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 103K

Providence, RI 02906


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Butler Hospital, 2014 - Present

Bradley Hospital, 2018- 2019



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