Suzana  Gertrudes

Suzana Gertrudes

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients at 534 Angell St #2F, Providence, RI 02906, USA (updated September 22, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • College related issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • LGBTQ and gender identity issues
  • Trauma
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Suzana Gertrudes has 15 years of experience in social work, and has been in private practice for 9 years. She has extensive experience working with various communities, including at Spanish-speaking, adolescent, and women's centers. She received her bachelor's degree in social work from Providence College, and her masters in social work from Boston College. She has also studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

Suzana is a Rhode Island native. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and is actively involved in their school's parent-teacher organization. She also enjoy being outdoors and doing activities such running and hiking.


Message to clients

As a therapist, I believe it is important to provide a welcoming and safe environment for my clients. For many clients, making the initial call to schedule an appointment may be very anxiety provoking and out of their comfort zone. I am dedicated to meeting the client where they are at, and giving them a place where they can feel comfortable to heal and grow.
I am also Spanish and Portuguese speaking, and am ethnically and culturally sensitive to the needs of clients.


Specialties

Adjustment issues - Including cultural adjustment and sexual identity

Anxiety - Including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety

College related issues - Including adjusting to college, sophomore slump, and career/ academic stress

Depression - Ranging from feeling mildly down through major depression

Domestic violence - Including family or relationship abuse

LGBTQ and gender identity issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues

Trauma - Including rape, childhood based abuse, sexual, and verbal abuse

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


General expertise




Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $70 (45min)
  • Initial sessions: $100 (60min)

Location(s)

Address

534 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
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Work and Education

The Providence Center, Bilingual Clinical Therapist

Massachusetts Alliance Of Portuguese Speakers, Substance Abuse Clinical Social Worker Supervisor

Cambridge Youth Guidance Center, Clinical Social Worker

Brookside Community Health Center, Social Work Intern

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, Social Work Intern

Blackstone Adolescent Group Home, Relief Worker

Woman’s Center of Rhode Island, Volunteer

Boston University, School of Social Work, M.A. (2000)

Providence College, B.A., Social Work (1998)

Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain (1997)


Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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