Sarah  DonFrancesco

Sarah DonFrancesco

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Sarah DonFrancesco is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Be Collaborative Care in Providence, Rhode Island. She is an expert in eating disorder recovery and associated challenges, including depression, anxiety, and trauma. She sees individuals navigating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, as well as their partners and families.

The foundation of Sarah’s approach is grounded in providing psychoeducation and mindfulness techniques. She uses a blend of skill-based modalities in her work, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She highly values a multidisciplinary, team-based approach, collaborating with each client’s clinical team to ensure holistic care.

Sarah is passionate about helping her clients develop self-compassion, a healthier relationship with food, and control over their narrative. She strives to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for clients to openly share their thoughts, struggles, and dreams in order to work together toward productive change.


Message to clients

The one thing that has always been clear about therapy, is that the relationship between the client and therapist is of the utmost importance. When it is a good fit, you will feel safe and cared for, listened to and supported, as well as accepted and challenged. I believe that this relationship has the ability to foster growth and change, and to help you navigate experiences and relationships In your life in a more healthy and productive manner- especially your relationship with yourself.


Specialties

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

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 through 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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

Providence practice

Be Collaborative Care

439 Benefit Street

Providence, RI 02903

Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Be Collaborative Care, Clinical Director, 2018 - Present

Justice Resource Institute, 2015 - 2018

Bridgewater State University, MA, 2015

Bridgewater State University, BS, 2008


Languages

  • English

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