Rebecca  Kuklinski

Rebecca Kuklinski

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated January 11, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Rebecca is a warm and down to earth Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker operating her telehealth practice in MA and RI where she welcomes diverse individuals seeking therapeutic support to grow into their ideal self. Her practice is geared towards adults across the lifespan struggling with the effects of trauma, emotional regulation difficulties, challenges with life transitions, self esteem questions, relational difficulties and symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Her approach is rooted in a belief that many of us are doing the best we can with what we have, based on what we have experienced, and that we contain more strengths than deficits. She appreciates creating a safe, non judgemental, ethnorelative, collaborative partnership in which habits and reactions that are contributing to current suffering can be explored and treated with care to attain client centered goals.

The care provided is interactive; balacing insight work, psychoeducation and direct therapeutic interventions with the possibility of having out of session weekly goals to practice. Her practice is informed by professional, personal and academic experiences cultivated over the years. She gravitates towards evidence based practices that acknowledge the mind- body connection. Although she draws upon various therapeutic modalities to support the needs of those she works with, her background in Trauma Studies, Mindfulness Practices, Acceptance Committment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Self Compassion Practices, Exposure Practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existentialism and Somatic Processing are often present. She also appreciates those who find literature, arts, humor and athletics as beneficial for their health and part of who they are.


Message to clients

We are filled with stories of who we think we are, who we think we "should" be, and who we want to be ideally. We also carry with us the stories of out families history, our cultural history, and those of close partners and friends. Learning to live with our stories while also being active creators of our present and idealized future story is challenging at times. I see our growth process as parts of the overall story: Being With (what comes up), Letting Be (that which no longer serves you well although it may have been helpful at one point), and Inviting In (what I would like to do). This is the story humans have been doing for a while, in my personal and humble opinion. I would be honored to be a part of your process as you embark upon this next chapter in your life.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO (in-network in MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO (in-network in MA)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in MA)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in MA)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in MA)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO) (in-network in MA)
  • Optum (in-network in RI, MA)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in RI, MA)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

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
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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
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Butler Hospital, Clinical Therapist, 2018 - 2022
Child & Family Services, Crisis Clinician, 2016 - 2018
DCF, Child Protective, 2012 - 2015
Community Health Centers, HIV/AIDS Social Services, 2000 - 2012
NAFI, Adolescent Residential Counselor, 2000 - 2012
Safe Harbor, Domestic Violence Social Services, 2000 - 2012

Various, Prolonged Exposure, DBT (Certification not Linnehan) ,ACT (foundational) - Narrative Therapy (VA) Trauma -Somatic Therapy with Peter Levine - Trauma and Race (NESTTD) -Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD) - Motivational Interviewing - Mindfulness Stress Based Reduction - Anxiety Management/Trauma Master Series (NICABM) - Anti Racist Trainings, 2018
Boston University, MSW and Trauma Studies Certificate, 2017


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03683

Massachusetts: 224099


Languages

English