Todd  Schmenk

Todd Schmenk

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated December 05, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic illness
  • Panic attacks

Professional statement

Todd Schmenk is a mental health counselor specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related issues. His focus areas include general anxiety, panic attacks, chronic health conditions, couples counseling, and performance anxiety.

Todd previously worked as an elementary school teacher, health educator, business wellness consultant and manager, and most recently, as a counselor at Bay Coast Behavioral and his private practice, AQAL Therapies.

Todd's approach is integrally informed, pulling from a variety of tools including Applied Behavioral Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, supported by a strong focus in neuroscience, mindfulness and active lifestyle modification plans.

Message to clients

No one likes to admit it, but we all have that something that we wish was different. We wish we were better. Wish we were more talented. Would like to be heard. Wish we knew better ways to communicate. Hope things might some how be different. Yet, we often continue to do the same thing unless we come across something or someone who shows us an alternative path, a different way. That is what you will find here. Someone to help you challenge these notions, explore different avenues and find new ways of being.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks; performance anxiety (academic deadlines, work goals, executive decision making; learning how to manage your energy )

Couples counseling - Miscommunication and misaligned values often lead to relational anxiety; learn ways to identify patterns and change them for good

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; unique blend of health education and counseling approaches to learn how to cope with Crohn's, heart disease, or stroke

Panic attacks - Addressing panic attacks from public speaking or general random episodes; learning ways to prepare for and prevent/reduce occurences

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $120 (60min)


Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 103k

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

AQAL Therapies Inc., Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Health Educator, 2012-Present

Bay Coast Behavioral, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2015-Present

Northeastern Behavioral Associates, Behavior Therapist, 2012-2015

Provant Health Solutions, Senior Consultant/Director of Client Services/Training Manager, 2007-2012

Provant, Director of Client Services and Quality Assurance, 2008-2011

First Step Health Education and Wellness, Director, 2006-2007

York City Burea of Health, Program Manager, 2000-2005

Lee-Silsby Compounding Pharmacy, Patient Educator, 1999-2000

St. Adalbert Elementary, 6th Grade Teacher, 1998-1999

The Cleveland Clinic, Patient Educator, 1996-1998

Walden University, MS, 2015

Cleveland State University, M.Ed. Community Health, 1998

University of South Carolina, BA, History/Sociology, 1995


  • English

Therapy Groups

Todd  Schmenk
Mindfulness Group in Providence RI

This weekly group offers members in-session guided meditation practice, the discussion of mindfulness skills, and support with the development of one's own practice plan outside of group.

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