Yejide Muhammad, Therapist in Pawtucket, Rhode Island — Zencare
Yejide  Muhammad
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Yejide Muhammad

She/Her/Hers

Master of Education, Ed.M. Counseling Psychology Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LADC Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, LCDP
Pawtucket Accepting In-person

Current openings for Women's Support Group and Co-ed Self Improvement Groups.

Updated September 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Black Men
  • Women's issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ms. Yejide Muhammad is a Licensed Independent Provider located in the downtown area of Pawtucket Rhode Island. Ms. Muhammad began working as a service provider in Boston Massachusetts in 1993, and since that time she has served in multiple treatment settings throughout Massachusetts. Ms. Muhammad earned her Master's Degree in Education in the field of Counseling Psychology in the year 1998. Shortly thereafter, she earned a professional License to practice as an Independent Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Ms. Muhammad specializes in working with Women and Children, and she is passionate about serving Black women who have trauma specific to racism, as well as other truamas.

Ms. Muhammad has partnered with Black and Brown Male professionals to facilitate groups specific to males affected by the current racial crisis.

Ms. Muhammad is experienced in providing Therapy, and serving in the roles of Clinical Casemanger, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director. She has provided individual and group counseling including parenting, trauma, relapse prevention, anger management, and more. Ms. Muhammad uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including CBT, M. I., Relational, and Spirituality, when working with Participants and she understands that empathy, respect, and validation is essential to the healing process.

Ms. Muhammad has provided support, intervention, and education for participants who were challenged by homelessness, lack of income, legal involvement, substance use, depression, trauma, involvement with DCF, and other State agencies. Her clientele present requesting counseling and support either because they desire a change in their life, or because they are being mandated by a State agency. Ms. Muhammad is accepting of participants regardless of the source of referral and she believes that individuals can improve their qaulity of life, and acheive their goals with adequate treatment, resources, education, and support.


Message to clients

I understand that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons, but what they all seem to have in common is a need for support. Some can identfiy emotional pain and where it is coming from relatively easily, and others seem to struggle with narrowing down the primary reason for seeking therapy.

The African American population, who present with acute truma symptoms from the current open season on murdering Black Men, have come to normalize an abnormal condition. My approach to helping these participants heal include establishing a trusting relationship, empathy, validation and respect; but also includes non traditional approaches to healing.

I have worked with individuals of various ethnicities, who suffer from various types of traumas, sexual trauma, childhood trauma, substance use and the subsequent losses, and more.

Using a multitude of techniques and clinical skill, I help clients to find their voices, usually lost during a childhood trauma, or later in life in response to a domestic trauma, or racial trauma.

Regardless of the origin or onset of the trauma, I believe that healing is possible. It is accomplished through relationships, through establishing trust, identifying strengths, providing support, love, spirituality, and knowledge of self.

In addition, I offer alternative coping, communication, and other life skills by role playing, refraiming, teaching limit setting, and self empowerment.

I understand that all therapist are not a good fit for all clients, however, I would like to explore the opportunity to work together with you.


Specialties

Black Men - Groups are focused on self improvement, topics include the current racial crisis and other trauma specific to Black Men.

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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 - A natural response to an unnatural event, deeply distressing, disturbing, shocking experience, sudden loss, chronic abuse.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Connecticare
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $75 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $75
  • Initial session: $75 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $40 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Out of network, fee is $100.00 for couples

Limited number of sliding scale fee openings for individuals $50

Group fees: reimbursement

In network : United Health Care, Mass Health, Neighborhood Health (Optum)


Location(s)

Pawtucket practice
33 Summer Street, 2nd floor, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00-4:00pm
  • Tue 1:00-4:00pm & Women in Recovery Support Group
  • Wed 1:00-4:00 & evening Women's Expressive Arts Group
  • Thu 1:00-4:00pm
  • Fri 1:00-4:00pm individual
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Adcare Hospital, Clinical Supervisor, 2017 - 2019
HighPoint Treatment Centers, Clinical Director, 2014 - 2017
Women Incorporated, Clinician, 1993 - 2003

Cambridge College, Masters in Education in the field of Counseling Psychology, 1998


Licensure

Massachusetts: 17121

Rhode Island: CDS 00103


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

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Expressive Arts Therapy group for Women

Expressive Arts Therapy Group for Women, using a variety of the arts including music, movement, visual arts, writing, poetry, and other non traditional therapies, with the goal of supporting Women through the healing process.

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Expressive Arts Mentoring Support Group for girls ages 12-16

This is a group facilitated by a young Woman who enjoys using the Arts to support younger girls in expressing themselves.


Client testimonials

"Yejide Muhammad has a very warm and welcoming personality that shows in her introduction video on the Zencare website and on the phone as well. My initial phone consultation went very well and the experience so far was very positive. Thank you. :)"
- Zencare client • November 2021
"I enjoyed how we were able to set up a meeting within the same week, emphasizing that she wants to meet at the earliest convenience and urgently. I also appreciated her comforting and warm voice that made me feel like I was being hugged over the phone."
- Zencare client • October 2021
"She was able to understand perfectly what situation I’m in and what I need help with."
- Zencare client • October 2021