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Sherry Fontanez(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island
Anxiety - Couples counseling- Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Trauma-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Sherry Fontanez, MS, LMHC, LCDP

I am a bilingual, multicultural licensed Mental Health Clinician and a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional serving the state of Rhode Island. With extensive experience in providing individual psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve emotional well-being and lead fulfilling lives.

Education

I graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and I earned a Masters degree from Johnson & Wales University.

My approach

Empathy, experience and passions are my cornerstones of my practice. I believe in the potential of every individual to overcome challenges and thrive. Utilizing evidence-based therapies, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client. I utilize CBT, DBT, Empowerment Perspectives, Interpersonal therapy, and Trauma-informed Care.

Why Choose Me

Choosing the right therapist is a crucial step towards your mental health journey. My bilingual and multicultural capabilities allow me to connect with a diverse clientele, insuring that language is never a barrier to receiving quality care. My dedication to continuous learning and adapting the best therapeutic practices insures that you receive the most effective and compassionate care.

Get in Touch

Ready to take the first step towards a healthier, more meaningful life? Contact me today to schedule an appointment. Together, we can work towards achieving your goals and improving your mental health and well-being.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years


Johnson & Wales University, BS in Mental Health, 2021
University of Rhode Island, BA in Psychology, 1998

Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC01672

Languages

English, Spanish

Specialties

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (60min)