Oren Shtayermman, Therapist in Rhode Island — Zencare
Oren  Shtayermman
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Oren Shtayermman

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Clinical Social Worker PhD
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated September 22, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Couples counseling
  • Autism spectrum disorder

Professional statement

Dr. Shtayermman has over 20 years of experience in mental health settings including foster care, behavioral health, and private practice. The majority of his clients are adolescents and young adults in major life transitions such as school and employment. In his clinical practice and experience, Dr. Shtayermman also worked with couples and families to establish a better work-life balance focused on communication within the family. Many of Dr. Shtayermman’s clients are individuals who are experiencing depression and anxiety-related symptomatology.

Dr. Shtayermman treatment focus is grounded in early childhood experiences with the context of the here and now. The majority of the therapeutic approaches include a client-centered, cognitive-behavioral focus.

Dr. Shtayermman earned his BSW in Social Work from Haifa University, Israel, his MSW in Social Work from New York University, and his Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York City. Dr. Shtayermman conducted several research projects focuses on risk factors for suicidal ideation among adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In addition, he conducted multiple studies to investigate mental health issues among adolescents and young adults on the spectrum as well as the presence of comorbid disorders associated with autism.

Dr. Shtayermman is also interested in the impact autism spectrum disorders have on family members, mostly parents, and siblings. He is a regular contributor to book reviews in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Since 2002, he has been conducting both qualitative and quantitative research and has collaborated regularly with health professions to strengthen the presence of the Social Work Profession in a cross-disciplinary environment.

Dr. Shtayermman is providing therapeutic services using remote services to accommodate a larger geographical area with the convenience of clients in mind.

Message to clients

In the first few sessions with clients, I am exploring past and present relationships (therapeutic and others) to better understand communication patterns and past history brought to the treatment room. I am very much interested in the enhancement of self-awareness and challenging thought patterns that may influence functioning.

One of my major focuses is to allow you to identify strengths that can target your current life challenges while bringing work-life balance to the center of the work. I am creative in my treatment approach and while I was trained in psychodynamic therapeutic treatment modalities, I collaborate with clients to ensure a trusting relationship is formed so work can be effective. I am able to identify and focus the treatment on 2-3 goals at a time while incorporating and using a solution-focused approach and cognitive-behavioral treatment as well.

I am grounded by evidence-based treatment related to all stages of the work together across the lifespan. I am mindful of the importance of engagement and assessment stages of treatment as pivotal to the foundation of the therapeutic relationship and process. I am working to assess protective factors and resources (internal and external) to create a new approach to life and facilitate the achievement of goals you wish to accomplish.


Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation


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


Oren Shtayermman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (45min)
  • Initial session: $185 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a 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 10-2pm
  • Tue 9-12pm
  • Wed 9-12pm
  • Thu 9-10am
  • Fri 9-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-12
  • Tue 9-12
  • Wed 9-12
  • Thu 9-12
  • Fri 9-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Thriveworks, Clinican, 2020 - 2021

Fordham University, New York, NY, Graduate School of Social Service, PhD, 2006
New York University, New York, NY, Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2001


Rhode Island: ISW02881