Vilna  Tejeda

Vilna Tejeda

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated December 06, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • Academic challenges
  • Behavioral health

Professional statement

Vilna Tejeda is a bilingual Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI who specializes in mood and anxiety, disorders, academic challenges, and autism spectrum disorders. She has extensive experience working with teens, college students, women, immigrants, members of the LGBTQIA community, and medically compromised students. Many of the teens she works with are experiencing emotional regulation issues, anxiety, and/or depression. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Vilna is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychoanalysis, and mindfulness practices. She spends time working with her clients to explore the root of the problem before deciding which treatment modality will be most effective. When working with a client with a history of trauma, Vilna utilizes trauma-focused CBT.

Vilna has expertise in LGBTQIA-related issues, especially around the coming out process. She reminds her clients that they are in charge of their identity and can decide when is the right time to come out. She helps her young clients look towards the future and remember that there is a world outside of school. This includes developing plans and envisioning what they want their life to look like.

Vilna offers a nonjudgmental, safe space for clients of all ages. Her ultimate goal is for her clients to leave feeling confident in their future and who they are. She looks forward to meeting you at her office conveniently located near Brown University.


Message to clients

I acknowledge how difficult it is to make to the decision to come to therapy. Seeking support for emotional or personal challenges is an act to bravery. I realize how stigmatized strong emotions are in our society, and at times we may feel shame for crying. In my practice I aim to serve as a platform free of judgement that allows you to speak your deepest pain and discomfort. To support you in establishing a channel of communication between your body and your mind.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination

Behavioral health - Specialized strategies for common issues and stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, and anxiety and/or depression


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Vilna can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Providence practice

205 Waterman Street

Suite 104

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
North Providence School Department, 2013 - Present
Rhode Island College, Field Supervisor, 2013 - 2018
Providence College, Field Supervisor, 2013 - 2017
Rhode Island Hospital, Outpatient Dialysis, 2013 - 2015
Child & Family Services of New Bedford, 2012 - 2013

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2012
University of Rhode Island, BA in Psychology & BA in Spanish Literature, 2006


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish