Suzana Gertrudes, Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
Suzana  Gertrudes
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Suzana Gertrudes

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated June 13, 2022

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • First Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

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

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Providence practice
534 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular 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, MA, 2000
Providence College, BA, Social Work, 1998
Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 1997


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW01522


Languages

English

Portuguese

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Suzana made it very comfortable to speak to her!"
- Zencare client • June 2020
"She was kind and considerate."
- Zencare client • June 2020
"Suzana was easy to talk with and very helpful."
- Zencare client • June 2020
"I am seeing Suzana to manage my depression, which stems from various childhood events and relationship issues. She is a very good listener, who also knows when to ask appropriate questions. It is normally difficult for me to open up to others, but she was very comforting."
- Brown University student • June 2015
"I saw Suzana for academic stress, anxiety, a break-up, health issues, stress levels, and depression. She is a really good listener and remembers to check-in on things. She reminds me of things I’ve said in the past to reveal patterns in my mood."
- Brown University student • June 2015
"I went to see Suzana for anxiety, and she helped me come up with strategies to address it!"
- Brown University student • June 2015