Therapists Providing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in Rhode Island

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is a research-based structured approach that helps couples to reduce stress and conflict and foster a secure and loving bond. The therapist helps clients to identify and understand their emotions, communicate their needs to one another, and practice change strategies and techniques for strengthening a loving and supportive connection.

Find therapists in Rhode Island who are trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy below. All providers 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!


HAWK & hummingbird Holistic Healing

HAWK & hummingbird Holistic Healing

545 South Water Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

HAWK & hummingbird is a holistic healing center located in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to traditional talk therapy, the center offers a wide range of integrative services, including acupuncture, massage therapy and meditation classes. 
The therapists at HAWK & hummingbird offer both individual and group therapy, and see individuals as well as couples and families. Altogether, the experts at the center are a diverse group of clinicians, meditation instructors, and consultants – all of whom are committed to providing holistic and highly individualized care to their clients.


Cara  Quinn

Cara Quinn

20 Newman Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02916

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

Therapy can be intimidating, especially when talking about charged issues. I offer a safe and accepting space to unpack the stuck patterns in your life to make sense of them in order to create lasting change.


Kendra  Capalbo

Kendra Capalbo

193 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $450 per session

Do you currently feel lost in your relationship? Has infidelity severed your connection, or have you stopped communicating the way you used to?  Do you no longer feel like you understand each other, or are your fights becoming more intense and frequent? Did you answer yes to any of these questions?  If so, I can help.

I am passionate about this work and as a result, have focused my entire practice on working with couples. I utilize a combination of evidenced based approaches (Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – EFT) to help partners identify their negative cycles and navigate their relationship in a new way which leads to deeper connection and the ability to manage conflicts more effectively.

I would describe my style as direct, but compassionate. The truth is, therapy is work and a lot of that happens outside of the office. My expectation when working with a couple is that they will do what is required of them at home and not expect to simply put the effort in during the 90-minute session.

It is very important to remember when looking for a therapist that couples therapy is truly a different style than individual work.  Unfortunately, many clinicians do not have the specialized training to know how to effectively work with couples. I truly believe more harm than good can be done when clinicians try to do couples therapy as if they are doing individual therapy with two people in the room. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of asking any therapist you speak with what specific training he/she has in working with couples. Most graduate programs do not focus on it, or in some cases, include it at all.

I offer 30-minute complimentary sessions for couples who are considering working with me in my office on the East Side of Providence. I think it is crucial that the chemistry is right between myself and BOTH partners. If it is not, therapy is unlikely to be successful. We will use this session to determine if I am a good fit for your needs and proceed from there.

For clients such as upper level executives and professional athletes who are looking for a more discreet, convenient option for couples therapy, I offer sessions in your home, at a premium.  For clients interested in this service, I offer a 1-hour complimentary session at which point we will go over what this service entails, including the fee structure.

If you want your relationship to change and you want to reconnect with your partner, reach out now to set up a consultation.  The best time to take the first step was yesterday, the next best time is right now!


Sage  Goodwin

Sage Goodwin

545 South Water Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $160 per session

I always feel honored and privileged to be allowed into my clients-into their depths with their trust. I believe that learning to be a therapist is a never-ending process, and that if I am asking my clients to be curious, I need to practice that in my own life. I have extensive training in many areas and bring them all into my work, tailoring the experience to each individual and couple. I will continue to acquire more tools, refine those I have, and keep digging deeper in my practice to meet people where they are, to hear what they want, and to challenge them to move towards more fulfillment. I want everyone to feel I am walking alongside them, working toward healing and beyond.
For individuals: There are many reasons to begin therapy, but typically people come to see me when they are feeling stuck or when life’s challenges feel overwhelming. We can collaborate to find new ways to look at stuck places that are internal (emotional, trauma, destructive thoughts, anxiety, depression, etc.) and/or external (relationships, work, financial, etc.).
For couples: Relationships are hard work and we all need help at times in navigating through stuck places. I am excited about emotionally focused couples therapy because it provides a real, emperically validated road map to getting unstuck and moving towards a deeper connection with your partner.


Chantelle  Pseekos

Chantelle Pseekos

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Multiplan or PHCS, 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, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

Thanks for exploring my Zencare page to see if I may be the right fit to support you on your journey toward improving relationships, expanding your toolbox of healthy coping skills, making meaning of these challenging times in our world (e.g., COVID, racism, social injustice), and feeling better in your daily life!

Since I am actively licensed to support clients living in Rhode Island & Ohio, I am unable to serve those living in Connecticut/Massachusetts/other states. As I am not a Trauma Specialist, I encourage individuals seeking trauma-focused support to reach out to an EMDR certified Zencare Trauma Specialist.

Potential clients often reach out when they tried therapy before, yet found the match was not the right fit (e.g., being charged when you need to cancel for something important in your life, hearing "uh-huh" without gaining insight/coping skills). I believe flexibility, cultural awareness/competency, and connection is essential for healing! -Dr. Chantelle


Samir  Patel

Samir Patel

285 Governor Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

People come to me because they are struggling with anxiety, depression or feeling distressed in their relationships. Or, because they are stagnating in their professional or school life. Also, given my background and training, I work well with patients who struggle in their daily lives because of feeling stifled due to issues related to being an LGBT person, immigrant (local or international), or person of color. Both individuals and couples discover that I collaborate with them to broaden their understanding of their unique struggles, give voice to the silenced aspects of their identities, and help them learn how to find solutions in themselves. As your psychiatrist, my goal is to work with you to find ways for you to live a more self-directed and satisfying life, and to experience the quality of life you deserve.


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