Therapists Specializing in Codependency in Rhode Island

Codependency is a term generally used to refer to an unhealthy relationship dynamic. Although exact definitions vary, it can be broadly described as an excessive reliance on a relationship to the detriment of a person’s own needs and wellbeing. Some codependent relationships can involve emotionally manipulative behavior and power struggles. If these relationship issues become extreme or frequent, they can interfere with one’s own wellbeing and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to address codependent behavior, it may help to seek out either individual therapy or counseling with the other person in your relationship. Depending on the specific issue, a therapist might help you build confidence and self-esteem, develop communication or assertiveness skills, and help navigate and find solutions to issues. Some providers might help you change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in order develop more helpful beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Other providers might explore underlying causes of codependent behavior through a reflective style of therapy, such as psychodynamic therapy, or focus directly on relationships and related skills in interpersonal therapy.

Find therapists in Rhode Island who specialize in codependency below. 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.


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.


Livia  Freier

Livia Freier

38 North Court Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 - $220 per session

I know it can be difficult to make the decision to start therapy. My role as a therapist is to provide you with the skills that will allow you to take control of healing from anxiety and depression. I work with individuals and couples who are committed to overcoming self-doubt, change unhealthy behaviors, and reframe limiting beliefs.


Andrew  Leonard

Andrew Leonard

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare, 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, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $150 per session

Coming into therapy can be an extremely difficult decision. As such, the respect and appreciation I have for the courage it takes to reach out for help and to allow yourself to be vulnerable in therapy is immeasurable. The responsibility that comes along with this as a psychotherapist is something I will never take lightly or lose sight of. Therefore, I am 100% committed to the work we undergo together and will always aspire to offer a treatment environment in which you feel comfortable, respected, and valued at all times by a competent and empathic professional.

Our work together will always be a collaborative effort. If you find that you are having trouble believing in yourself, know that I do, and that we will work to get you to the point where you do as well. I truly believe that every human being is capable of making positive, meaningful changes, even when it may be challenging to believe this initially—all it takes is a small amount of willingness and open-mindedness to build upon. The fact that you are even reading this right now shows that you have both of these already.

Whenever you feel ready, please do not hesitate to reach out to chat a bit about any questions you may have or just to see if we are the right fit.


Beth  McMurray

Beth McMurray

439 Benefit Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

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

My aim as your therapist is to help you connect to your authentic self, with honesty and without self-judgement. Daily life can feel overwhelming when our hearts are hurting, or the stress of school or work or transitions have us paralyzed. I’ll help you break things down into manageable parts, to connect with new (or old) parts of your preferred self and bring that forward, to let go of old ideas and beliefs about self that may no longer be relevant. 


Nikolai  Blinow

Nikolai Blinow

897 Reservoir Avenue, Cranston, RI, 02910

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), 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
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

What are you looking for in a therapist? I believe a good therapeutic relationship is a key component of a successful therapy experience. We walk into our therapist's office with our daily stressors and our normal patterns of dealing with these stressors; and with a good therapeutic relationship, we can examine these together. Choosing a therapist you trust, with whom you can be your authentic self, and who shows that same authenticity in return, provides you with a trustworthy environment to examine your flaws and refine your strengths. I work well with clients who want to be 'called out' in a nonjudgmental and supportive way.


Megan  Gallagher

Megan Gallagher

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wellfleet Student (formerly Consolidated Health Plans), Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I provide a safe and comfortable setting in which you can work to determine and accomplish your goals, minimize stress, and learn to identify triggers so that you can regain control of your emotions and reach a level balance in your life. We are partners in this process and will work together to create a road map that is appropriate for your needs using tools such as education, support, and direction.
My approach is holistic and client centered. I believe in recognizing one's natural skills while creating strategies to reduce discomfort. I specialize in adjustment issues, depression, and anxiety. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which provides fast relief to many symptoms including those related to anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and depression.
We will look at your mind/body connection because having a better understanding of this will lead to a reduction of physical/emotional pain. It is my hope that my clients live the life they have always wanted to.


Pamela  Lacerda

Pamela Lacerda

400 Massasoit Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Anthem Blue Cross
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $65 - $110 per session

We all need a hand sometimes, perhaps now more than ever. I specialize in working with girls and women ages 15-75. I believe women are unique and that our strengths, needs and experiences are unique; my approach is tailored to those unique strengths, needs and experiences. I whole-heartedly believe that the connection and relationship between client and therapist is one of the most healing aspects in psychotherapy. Through therapy we can learn to develop mutually empowering, growth- fostering connections and to resist disconnections.

I support individuals through difficult times, and work with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, body image, self-esteem, relational resilience, grief & loss, relationship/family concerns, LGBTQ, alienating social-cultural pressures growth, and creating more meaning and purpose in one's life.

Our stories may be different, but we all have one. Making time for yourself during challenging times, is often the kindest thing you can do for yourself. It may be what changes your life. If you would like more information, please call, or send a brief email via the link on this page, or the contact form on my website. I look forward to speaking with you.


Stacy Donn Cristo

Stacy Donn Cristo

252 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

As a holistic psychotherapist, I am most interested in embodiment. Our body is a fascinating landscape filled with information, wisdom, and truth that offers liberation from suffering. When we build a relationship with the inner landscape and knowing of our body we build a profound relationship with our Self. I want to hold space for care and trust and curiosity to emerge. If you are interested in personal growth or deep healing, whether it is inner inquiry arising, unresolved trauma, or phase-of-life challenges, together we work to find meaning, purpose, and reconciliation with a practice of mindful curiosity, compassion and the wisdom of your body.

I love working with Adults as we have agency! Young adulthood is a difficult yet fertile time within our lifespan; we have limited perspective and experience, yet there is so much to work with and so much ahead of us! Entering therapy at this stage allows us to build a strong foundation for the life ahead! In mid to later adulthood we have an amazing opportunity to get to know ourselves more fully and build from a foundation already set gaining clarity, meaning and purpose designed for the unique person that we are growing into!

At no matter what stage of our lives we find ourself in, growth can be very challenging and painful and we don't always recognize this pain as the signal to grow. And yet, it is!


Glen  Cross

Glen Cross

250 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI, 02915

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna), Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 per session

Life can be confusing. Whether it be driven by the reminder of past life experiences, fears of the future or just being stuck in a present problem or crisis, I will try to help enhance your judgement, bring you some insights as well as bolster your motivation toward an action solution to those issues.


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