Susanna  Angelillo

Susanna Angelillo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated May 05, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural or international adjustment
  • Existential challenges
  • Family issues and parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Loss and grief
  • Bipolar disorder

Professional statement

Susanna received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Lo Spazio Psicoanalitico in Rome, Italy. She has been in practice for over 25 years as a private practitioner and clinician at various mental health clinics including Riverwood Mental Health Services, Family Service of Rhode Island, and St. Mary's Home for Children.

Susanna practices a combination of Psychoanalytic, Psychodyamic, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has particular expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, loss and grief, parenting and relationship problems, as well as helping international students navigate the challenges of adjusting to a new country.

Susanna sees clients of all ages, from children to elders, and also offers couples therapy. She provides care in both English and Italian.

Message to clients

Finding a therapist can be a difficult process. If you are reading this is because you may be looking into starting that journey, it is important that you feel comfortable with the person you choose. I am passionate about helping patients change and improve the quality of their lives. My goal is to provide a safe and judgment free space where you can heal and grow to live a healthy and fulfilling life. I have 25 years of experience, and have worked in Italy and the USA. Psychoanalyst by training, my approach is tailored to the patient's needs, often combining a psychodynamic approach, which is a more insight-oriented therapy that focuses on the patient’s self awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on the present, with a Cognitive Behavioral approach, which tends to be goal-oriented and a more practical approach to problem solving.
For international students: Finding a therapist can be a challenging and confusing process, especially if you are coming from a different country. I have experience treating individuals from diverse educational, racial, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds. I am happy to help students adjust, cope, and adapt to living in a new country and managing the stress related to academic demands.


ADHD - Managing ADHD and its effects on personal life

Anxiety - Including general anxiety, social anxiety, and panic attacks / disorder

Cultural or international adjustment - Including transitioning as an international student, or out-of-state student

Existential challenges - Including navigating college and career paths, one's purpose

Family issues and parenting - Navigating parent-child and sibling relationships

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, graduation, job transition

Loss and grief - Work with death, illness and relocation

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Initial session: $130 (60min)

Therapist's note

If you are of low income, please do not hesitate to contact me to inquire about the affordable care options through my sliding scale fee structure.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

145 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

Private Practice, Providence, RI, 2008 - Present

Riverwood Mental Health Services "Housing First", First Clinician, 2008 - 2015

Family Service of Rhode Island, Outpatient Clinician, 2007 - 2009

St. Mary's Home for Children, Acute Residential Treatment Program Clinician, 2006 - 2007

Family Service of Rhode Island, Children Intensive Services Clinician, 2004 - 2006

Laboratorio Psicoanalitico Prati, Outpatient Clinician, 1999 - 2003

Private Practice, Rome, Italy, 1998 - 2003

Lo Spazio Psicoanalitico, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Rome, Italy, Specialization in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, 1993

Scuola Romana Rorschach, Three Year Diploma in Rorschach Test, Rome, Italy, 1986

Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Bachelor of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Rome, Italy, 1986


  • English
  • Italian

Client testimonials

Brown University student

I saw Dr. Angelillo so she can help me with my depression. She quickly became familiar with my situation and tried to understand what I was going through. She was able to offer advice and ways to make myself happier. She is also open to calls when you feel that you need to talk. She is the best! She is not your typical therapist that just sits and ask questions, but instead is able to have a full on conversation with you. It’s great!

Client in mid-30s

I see Mrs. Angelillo once a week, sometimes twice a month to maintain a good attitude in life. She projects calmness and positive energy that puts me at ease, whether it is the peak of a hard situation or simply coping with uneventful life occurrences. She is a great listener, has a wide range of personal experiences to draw from, and possesses a sophisticated understanding of therapy.

Educator and Mother in early 30s

In the past, I have tried to make connections with therapists; however, I never went to more than one or two sessions. I am grateful that I was able to find and to make a connection with Susanna. Susanna is a very warm and nonjudgmental person. She is an amazing listener and she is also reliable. Susanna works to maintain a confidential relationship with her patients and she is available as much (or as little) as you need her. It is without hesitation that I recommend her to anyone that needs help during a crisis and/or to have a safe place to vent as needed.

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