Todd  Schmenk

Todd Schmenk

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated July 29, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

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

Out-of-pocket fees

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

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 103k

Providence, RI 02906

Hours

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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


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"Todd is highly skilled therapist that I recommend without hesitation. He offers a warm and welcoming presence, a strong grasp of evidence-based treatments, a focus on creatively personalizing treatment for each person and a deep commitment to helping those he works with heal and thrive. Todd became an LMHC within the last few years, but he has 18+ years of experience as a behavioral therapist prior to that. Conversations with him easily reveal his vast experience in the field; he is very knowledgeable and an excellent resource. Once I officially start my private practice, I’m sure I will be making referrals to Todd."

- Giusita Vitale, Colleague • June 2016

"Todd cares greatly for his clients and stays abreast of current research, and techniques for working with a variety of issues/diagnoses. Todd is a great guy who is committed to his clients. I have tons of confidence in him! I refer clients to him for anxiety, trauma, depression, and eating issues to name a few."

- Maureen Walsh MA, MSW • June 2016

"Todd is grounded and clinically astute in a variety of modalities. He has great insight and is able to form meaningful relationships with clients. He stays present with healthy boundaries. Todd has integrity and is deeply interested in working from a strengths based perspective. He utilizes a combination of modalities that he can study and track for their effectiveness. I refer clients to him for anxiety, depression, parenting, OCD, developmental issues, and trauma."

- Martha Powers, LICSW • May 2016

"I worked with Todd and provided him supervision for over 2 years. Todd is a brilliant therapist and firmly believes in his approach to helping others. I refer clients to him for Child Behavioral Issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders."

- James Leverone, LMHC • June 2016

Client testimonials

"Todd really is phenomenal. I’ve been seeing him once every two weeks, and I feel like I’ve made more progress in such a short period of time than I have with any other therapist that I’ve seen in the past. He is focused on short term solutions based therapy, which I really appreciate. He has experience working with people with chronic illnesses and definitely understands what I’ve been going through as a cancer survivor. He is great at pushing me out of my comfort zone in a way that feels supportive but productive."

- Zencare client • June 2017