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Nichole Paciello(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Life transitions- Relationship issues-College & graduate student mental health-Identity development- Trauma-Assertiveness-

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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!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice
Butler Hospital
Bradley Hospital

UMass Darmouth, MA degree in Counseling , 2014
SUNY Albany , BA degree in Psychology , 2011


Rhode Island: MHC00846 - Massachusetts: 9972




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

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations


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

Locations & Hours

Not currently offering evening sessions past 5 pm.


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • 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

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

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, MDDecember 2019

Client testimonials

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