Graduate Student Support Group


This group is designed to address any and all topics related to the graduate student experience. The focus will center on themes that emerge from its members and may include: addressing academic rigor and performance pressures; navigating relationships, dealing with physical health, mental health, disability, financial stress, departmental politics, work and family obligations; maintaining self-care and healthy sleep schedules; tolerating the uncertainty of what lies beyond graduation.

This group is co-facilitated with Samantha Becker, LICSW.

Group Therapist

Barbara is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of college and graduate students. Her clinical practice focuses on the general challenges of college life, including anxiety, depression, life stage transitions, family issues, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ and gender identity issues, and loss. Barbara completed her MSW and Certificate of Advanced Clinical Supervision at Smith College School for Social Work, Certificate of Art Therapy at the Phillips Graduate Institute, and MA in Visual Anthropology at USC.

Barbara’s office is extremely private, with no exterior signs indicating a therapist office. The front door has a security code so no strangers off the street can enter, and there is typically only one client at a time in the waiting room. The windows, office walls, and doors have special soundproofing, so even if someone were outside, they cannot hear any conversations. Her office is a safe and comfortable space, specially designed to meet the needs of college-oriented young adults.

Barbara Krementz

Barbara Krementz is an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Art Therapist in Providence, RI with expertise in college issues, academic stress, family issues, LGBTQ issues, anxiety, depression, and relationships. She sees young adults, college students, and graduate students.

Thursdays from 1pm-2:30pm

203 Governor St, Providence, RI 02906, USA

Out-of-pocket fee: $80 per session; in-network insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance, United Health Student Resources, United Health, Consolidated Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI.