Tina Matarazzo Sheff
She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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 and men who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, divorce & separation, 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
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
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 29 years
Women's Behavioral Health, Therapist, 2023 - Present
Women & Infants Hospital, NICU Clinical Social Worker, 2011 - 2023
University of Pennsylvania , Masters in social work, 1994
Rhode Island: Isw01227