Palma  Terranova

Palma Terranova

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated May 06, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Palma Terranova is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, RI specializing in anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, stress management, mindfulness, and loss and grief. She empowers each client with the self-care skills to successfully navigate times of uncertainty and change throughout school, work, and relationships. As a highly knowledgeable therapist with years of experience in the field of behavioral health, Palma is passionate about helping clients emotionally grow and find fulfillment.

Palma’s empirical approach is tailored to each client’s needs, with an emphasis on finding balance and overall wellness. She draws primarily from skill-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), while also helping clients explore bigger questions about their past, family relationships, and life purpose.

Palma’s practice welcomes adults of all ages, including couples. She especially enjoys working with college students and young adults to help them gain insight into their thoughts and promote self-development.

Message to clients

We all face challenging times in our lives that are difficult. The first brave step a person can make is that first phone call seeking out a little support. We all have waves to ride in our lives and it's quite normal to seek out help when times get tough. It's truly important to develop a rapport with the therapist that will enhance the healing process. A person needs to feel comfortable and have a non-judgement safe place to just talk and process through their feelings.


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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mindfulness - Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)

Therapist's note

Palma is not in-network with university student health insurances.


Providence practice

295 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 5:45pm-8:15pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 5:45pm-8:15pm
  • Thu 5:45pm-8:15pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

United Health Care, 2017 - Present

The Providence Center, 2011 - 2017

The Kent Center, 2009 - 2011

Rhode Island College, CAGS in Mental Health, 2013

Nova Southeastern University, MA in School Guidance & Counseling, 2006

University of Rhode Island, BA in Psychology, 2001


  • English

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