Richelle  Dowell
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Richelle Dowell


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Rhode Island Accepting Online
DoWell Psychotherapy Accepting In-person
Updated May 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Perfectionism
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Self-esteem
  • Shame

Professional statement

Richelle Dowell is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker located in Coventry, RI. Richelle provides mental health services for young adults and adults, including those going through major life transitions like starting a new relationship, switching careers, or growing their families. Richelle specializes in helping individuals move past shame so that they aren’t held back from feelings of unworthiness. Richelle also works with clients through pregnancy and postpartum as they adjust to new parenthood. Her goal is to target perfectionism and to boost clients’ self-esteem.

Richelle practices multiple evidence-based therapy modalities in her work with clients. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), both thought-based therapies, to help clients address self-criticism and negative thought patterns. Clients also practice coping strategies, finding the right one that works for them. She also teaches clients how to grow their self-compassion practices so that they can enhance their self-love and acceptance. This can be helpful in the development of self-esteem and confidence. She takes a strengths-based approach, encouraging clients to internalize their traits that make them unique and resilient.

Richelle earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Rhode Island College School of Social Work. She has five years of experience as a social worker, and draws from her own experiences of parenting to empathize with her clients who face enormous pressure, which can be managed by effective coping.

Message to clients

Hi! My goal as a therapist is to help create a space where you are able to experience life without shame, guilt, and the idea of perfectionism. I am a mom of 2 who understands the stress and pressure of today's world to always appear as if everything is together. Let's be honest, it's not, and it doesn't have to be. We will work together to create acceptance, growth, compassion, kindness, and connection. I look forward to connecting soon.


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

Existential crisis & challenges - 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

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life


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


  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson & Wales University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Roger Williams University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)

Richelle Dowell is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $80 (60min)
  • Initial session: $110 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


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 9-1
  • Tue 9-2
  • Wed 9-2
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

DoWell Psychotherapy practice
1060 Tiogue, 2nd Fl, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9-1
  • Fri 9-12
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Therapy Agency - Rhode Island, Clinical Director, 2020 - 2023
Therapy Agency -Rhode Island, Clinician/ Clinical Supervisor , 2017 - 2023

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2018
Rhode Island College , BSW, 2016


Rhode Island: ISW03265



Client testimonials

"friendly, straightforward, professional, open"
- Zencare client • March 2023