Sarah  Ouellette

Sarah Ouellette

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Cranston practice (updated October 31, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Adolescents
  • Substance use
  • Parents of transgender teens and children
  • Family therapy
  • Parents of children with eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Sarah Ouellette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cranston, Rhode Island with specialties in treating depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, and family support for parents of transgender children and those with eating disorders.

Sarah has a particular passion for supporting individuals with substance use challenges. She sees adults of all ages with challenges related to alcohol and/or drug use, including opioids. She utilizes a skills-based approach and also serves as a connection point to help clients access local supportive resources. Additionally, Sarah works with individuals experiencing eating challenges, including restrictive eating, in children through young adulthood, as well as their parents.

Sarah’s expertise in supporting families of transgender youth stems from her clinical work at Hasbro Hospital’s Medical Psychiatric Unit. She worked extensively with families who were struggling to understand or accept what their children were experiencing, and offers extensive education for parents around gender identity, hormonal treatment, and how to build trust and acceptance with their children.

Message to clients

My approach is supportive and compassionate and I believe the foundation to successful therapy begins with establishing a trusting relationship between the therapist and the client. I work with people of all ages and I specialize in treating people with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and trauma and specialize in working with parents and families of adolescents and children struggling with eating disorders and transgender issues. I use CBT and DBT strategies to help individuals to make desired changes in their lives. I work with couples seeking to improve their relationships.


Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, restrictive eating, and body image concerns

Adolescents - Anxiety, depression, mood disorders among teens

Substance use - Sees youth and adults with addictions including alcohol, tobacco, opioids, marijuana, and other drugs

Parents of transgender teens and children - Offers family therapy, advocacy, and support for parents of transgender youth, especially those feeling lost and/or in denial

Family therapy - Offers family therapy, especially to families in which a child is transgender or struggling with eating

Parents of children with eating disorders - Offers support and education to families of teens and children with eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $120 (50min)

Therapist's note

Sarah can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Cranston practice

36 Rolfe Square

Cranston, RI 02910

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

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Hasbro Children's Hospital, Partial & Inpatient Psychiatric Programs, 2014 - 2018

Arbour Counseling, 2013 - 2014

Butler Hospital, 2011 - 2013

Boston University School of Social Work, MSW, 2011

Brown University, BA, 1989


  • English

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