Richelle  Dowell
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Richelle Dowell

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
BeWell Therapy Collaborative Accepting In-person
Updated November 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Richelle Dowell is an Independent Clinical Social Worker and the co-owner of BeWell Therapy Collaborative located in Coventry, RI. Richelle and her team provide 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 and her team practice multiple evidence-based therapy modalities. 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. Richelle and her team also teach clients how to grow their self-compassion practices to 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 Rhode Island College and opened The BeWell Therapy Collaborative in 2023. She has eight years of experience as a social worker and six years of experience as a clinical supervisor.


Message to clients

The BeWell Therapy Collaborative serves to improve community wellness, teach and treat mental health healing, and harmonize a sense of balance and purpose within all life responsibilities. We strive to provide empowerment and strength to develop healthy lives, healing, and wellness; encouraging all to BeWell.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Johnson & Wales University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • 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)
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Initial session: $130 (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

Location(s)

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 9-3
  • Tue 9-3
  • Wed 9-3
  • Thu 9-3
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

BeWell Therapy Collaborative practice
1060 Tiogue Ave, 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 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


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03265


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Richelle responded soon after my message and was enthusiastic in learning more about my interest and goals in therapy."
- Zencare client • August 2023
"friendly, straightforward, professional, open"
- Zencare client • March 2023