Tina Sheff, Therapist in Rhode Island — Zencare
Tina Matarazzo Sheff
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Tina Matarazzo Sheff

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated November 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Divorce & separation
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health

Professional statement

Tina Sheff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Rhode Island, who has worked in the field of women's health for most of her career. She works with women who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, as well as adjustment to illness.

Tina specializes in working with women who are pregnant or postpartum and experiencing anxiety or depression. Parenting, loss of a pregnancy or infant, as well as working with parents who have experienced a stay in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are also areas of expertise.

Tina's approach is from a client centered strength based perspective. She uses a combination of evidence based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which assists clients to understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how they are interconnected as well as Motivational Interviewing, which involves active listening and validation to help clients determine if and how they want to make changes in their lives. Tina works with her clients to develop new ways of coping, how to set solid boundaries, learn strong communication skills, and improve self care.

Tina focuses on making a strong connection with her clients and helping them to feel deeply heard in a welcoming, non judgmental and safe way. The therapy process is really a collaboration and Tina wants to make sure that her clients feel that she is always focused on their personal strengths and their goals for living a happier life.

Tina provides telehealth for individuals living in Rhode Island and Massachusetts


Message to clients

I believe one of the most useful parts of therapy is feeling connected with your therapist. My goal is to focus on making you feel comfortable and deeply heard. I have a very warm and caring approach and truly want to help you feel supported.

I have always felt it has been an honor to connect with others. I feel privalged to hear your story and to assist you on your journey to find the healthy and happy life you desire. I look forward to connecting and giving you the opportunity to determine if we are a good fit in this process of self discovery and healing.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication 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

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

Tina Sheff is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-6:00pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Women & Infants Hospital, NICU Clinical Social Worker, 2011 - Present

University of Pennsylvania , Masters in social work, 1994


Licensure

Rhode Island: Isw01227

Massachusetts: 124892


Languages

English