Therapists Specializing in Adolescent Mental Health in Rhode Island

Adolescence is a formative developmental phase of life full of rapid changes and unique challenges. Given the social, emotional, and physical changes occurring, it’s very normal to experience some degree of distress during this time. Therefore, it can be difficult to distinguish normal distress from more serious mental health concerns, particularly because adolescents can find it hard to communicate emotional and psychological difficulties. If symptoms such as persistent irritability, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, risk-taking behavior, or mood changes are negatively affecting an adolescents’ relationships or academic participation, seeking the opinion of a mental health professional may help.

A therapist will be able to discuss these symptoms and help choose the best fitting therapy type to help. Depending on the specific issues faced, therapists can help adolescents learn new skills for coping or communicating, deal with bullying, and examine thinking patterns in order to develop more helpful perspectives.

Below are therapists in Rhode Island who specialize in working with young people and adolescents. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Hannah  Goodman

Hannah Goodman

310 Maple Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

I believe that all of us can help ourselves once we have the tools and resources to do so. Through practice, commitment, and support, anyone can work through life stressors and transitions. Sometimes we need extra encouragement, and sometimes we need to learn those self-help skills in order to be able to help ourselves through a tough time. I believe in your inner strength and resilience and see my role as teacher/coach and sometimes cheerleader. I aim to help you discover how you want your life to be and then to help you figure out how to get there.


Nicholas J Robenhymer

Nicholas J Robenhymer

Online Sessions, RI

765 Westminster Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $95 - $125 per session

Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love-John Paull II. I walk with my clients as they deepen their understanding of themselves and process areas of their lives that have caused deep pain. My goal is to help my clients develop evidence-based coping skills and processing techniques to come to a fuller understanding of how their past experiences and world views impact their relationships with loved ones. I believe that one must first develop a positive relationship with themselves to create a strong and powerful relationship with others. Together, we can work in a safe and trauma-informed therapeutic approach to have a more fulfilled relationship with yourself and others.


Jessica  Ferrol

Jessica Ferrol

Online Sessions, RI

271 Post Road, Westerly, RI, 02891

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 per session

There are natural points in our life in which we become aware that in order to move towards a fulfilling life, we must challenge the way we are currently living. In making the commitment to change, we must accept that change is not easy – while also acknowledging that it is absolutely within our reach and is the only thing worth fighting for.

My career and research are focused on the body, mind, and spirit connection. My concentration is in Holistic Mental Health Counseling, and I have expertise in Ayurvedic medicine, Yogic psychology, Hakomi, and herbal medicine. I bring these fields of study together to form a thorough understanding of how to find the way back to balance.

The clients who will benefit most from my services are those ready to commit to creating the life they have always wanted and are willing to make the changes to get it. If that speaks to you, know that my position is to be your support and guide through this process. My approach is rooted in being lovingly attentive and non-judgmental.


Kathy  Christie

Kathy Christie

1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Harvard Pilgrim, 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
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $129 per session

Finding someone to open up to when life becomes overwhelming takes strength and courage and I feel honored to work with people as they navigate through this journey. Whether struggling with a chronic mental health challenge or dealing with the demands of everyday life, exploring and building upon your strengths will help to regain balance and focus so you can live a fulfilling life. With me, you find a lifestyle approach that nurtures emotional and physical wellness, occupational/academic satisfaction, stress resilience, and healthy relationships with yourself and others.


PVD Psychological Associates

PVD Psychological Associates

150 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

PVD Psychological Associates (PVD Psych) is a private psychology practice on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. Our mission is to provide the greater Rhode Island area with exceptional therapy, offering cutting edge and evidence-based treatment by a team of highly trained therapists. We offer therapy and neuropsychological testing for adults, college students, and adolescents.

Everything we do is designed to give you the best possible therapy experience. Our team is comprised of highly trained, experienced therapists. We also understand the importance of matching therapeutic style to the particular needs of each client, and will work with you to understand why you are seeking therapy and collaboratively construct a treatment plan. Each of our clinicians is a specialist in one or more areas so we are able to find the best possible fit for each person seeking services from us.


Jennifer  Newkirk

Jennifer Newkirk

1445 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI, 02915

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available in-person
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am a licensed clinical child psychologist. I work with children, adolescents, and their parents. My primary areas of expertise are anxiety, ADHD, emotion regulation, and behavior management. I work collaboratively with families to help you reach a point where you no longer need my support. I am also available as a resource throughout your family’s life, just like a primary care doctor is, to help as the need arises.
In the course of our working together, I will find out quite a bit about you and your family. You may be curious about me as well. My education and work experience are listed. When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my family and friends, reading, and being outdoors.


Adam  Rodriquez

Adam Rodriquez

1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI, 02906

501 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

Therapy is an invitation to a different kind of relationship – it is all at once open and vulnerable while also reliable and purposeful. Of course, like any relationship worthwhile, it comes with its own set of challenges: Do we “click?” Are you learning something about yourself and the world around you through this time (both during and after a session)? Are we comfortable providing each other feedback? Are we doing the work of healing? 

It is as much about what the therapist can offer and the ways in which they can validate your truth as it is what you would like to and are ready to bring to the table at your own pace. 

As such, I see myself as the facilitator of this bold, empowering process – you take ownership of your decisions, including the positive ones that showcase your inherent power to engage in life in the best way possible for you.


Vilna  Tejeda

Vilna Tejeda

205 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $115 - $185 per session

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.


Daniel  Manfra

Daniel Manfra

Online Sessions, RI

203 Governor Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $350 per session

People often come to me having lost their way. You may be holding feelings of dissatisfaction and helplessness; you may be plagued with self-doubt, struggling in relationships, or even numb to feeling emotion. It may be a challenge to envision new possibilities for yourself in school, work or home. Amidst endless options of technological connection, being seen and heard for who you are is exceedingly rare.

As your psychiatrist, I am never solely a “prescriber.” This term undermines your need to be psychologically and personally understood and accepted. While medications are extremely important when appropriate, I first and foremost offer you authenticity in relationship. I strive to know and acknowledge you, to be sensitive to the feelings around you. I support and also challenge you to bring new possibilities from imagination to actuality. You can and deserve change.


Brooke  Huminski

Brooke Huminski

154 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

I believe it takes an enormous amount of courage to reach out for help during a time of crisis. Whether it's the first time you're seeking therapy or you're returning and seeking a fresh approach, I'm glad you're here looking for the right fit. I work well with clients who are seeking an intuitive, dynamic, and trauma-informed approach. With gentleness and directness, I help clients uncover their hidden strengths, reduce harmful behaviors, and build supportive relationships.


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