Whitney  Thompson

Whitney Thompson

Master of Science, MS

Not accepting new clients at 341 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909, USA (updated October 12, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Depression
  • Feeling stuck
  • Existential challenges & life transitions
  • Family issues
  • Loss and grief
  • Mind-body disconnect
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress management
  • Transitions

Professional statement

Whitney Thompson is a Body-Mind Therapist and Zero Balancing practitioner. She received her MS, MFT degree from Central Connecticut State University and her BA from Vassar College.

Whitney offers a unique body-based approach in which she helps individuals rediscover wholeness through bringing breath and compassionate awareness to the body. She practices Internal Family Systems (IFS) and integrates a touch therapy called Zero Balancing, both of which increase mindfulness, create a sense of safety, and build compassionate understanding.

Whitney has expertise in mind-body disconnect, addictions, anxiety, feeling stuck, family issues, and various life transitions. She is dedicated to offering affordable mind and body-based therapies for the community.


Message to clients

For college students: There's often still a stigma with therapy; but seeking out a therapist doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you; in fact, it's usually the healthiest person that seeks therapy! I see therapy as a way to empower ourselves through exposure to new tools and exploration into new paradigms for living authentically. Being in an academic environment as a student, you're very much in your head, and it can be helpful to have the support to feel safe, turn off your head, and trust that answers can come from other places in your body.
For clients who've been in therapy before: Many clients who see me have been in therapy before, and have seen it be helpful to a certain extent until there's an impasse. I find that often happens when the client develops the intellectual understanding of what's going on, but it's not really changing how the problem is manifesting on a daily basis, and how it's showing up in their bodies. Working with me is partly about figuring out what's going on in your mind, but it's more about sinking into your own body, being curious about what you're experiencing, and connecting what you already know with what your body is feeling.


Specialties

Addictions - Alcohol, drugs, work, television, internet / technology addictions etc. Includes people in recovery as well as people who have coping methods that don't serve them. Addresses addiction as a symptom of other unresolved issues.

Anxiety and depression - General anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Includes feeling down and overall mood disturbance through major depression

Feeling stuck - Feeling stuck in terms of desired change and seeing results (eg. through therapy). Addresses this with majority of clients; helping clients who have tried many types of solutions and have lost hope in actively experiencing change.

Existential challenges & life transitions - Finding a way to make sense of life and make life fulfilling within the boundaries of life’s circumstances; adjusting to college, post-graduation career transitions, and new relationships

Family issues - Recursive patterns of interaction between members of family of origin or significant others; addressing the family as a system, rather than as comprised by individuals.

Loss and grief - Coping with the loss of a loved one or community member

Mind-body disconnect - Listening to the wisdom of our bodies, rather than simply the mind. Connecting what clients are feeling emotionally and physically with their understanding of themselves and the world. Learning to look at physical discomfort and symptoms as carrying or holding messages for us and being curious about them, rather than reacting negatively towards them.

Relationship difficulties - Includes conflict resolution, communication improvement, recovering loss in intimacy, transitions to marriage, or saving a marriage; recognizing patterns in relationships and past failed relationships; finding the person you want to be with; same sex and heterosexual couples counseling

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

Transitions - Bringing a level of curiosity, awareness, confidence, and skill to master the transitions life brings us, eg. starting college, changing role at work, marriage, graduation


General expertise



Insurance

Whitney Thompson is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $120 (45min)
  • Sliding Scale: $90 - $120

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Address

341 Broadway

Providence, RI 02909

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Work and Education

Private Practice, Body-Mind Therapist, Zero Balancer, 2007 - Present

Connecticut Valley Hospital, Family Services, rehabilitation program, 2006 - 2007

Haddam Killingworth Youth and Family Services, Clinician, 2006 - 2007

Central Connecticut State University, MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2007

Vassar College, BA, Philosophy, 2004


Languages

  • English
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