Therapists Providing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in Rhode Island

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a cognitive behavioral therapy that helps people reduce anxiety by gradually facing their fears. The client learns to identify triggers, obsessive thoughts, and unhelpful coping strategies such as compulsions, rituals, or avoidance. The client then begins facing their fears while refraining from any of the unhelpful coping strategies. Anxiety gradually subsides in response to increased exposure to the trigger.

Find therapists in Rhode Island who are trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) 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!


Paul  Christopher

Paul Christopher

355 Hope Street, Providence, RI, 02906

2639 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I know it can be very difficult to come into a stranger's office and talk about the problems that you face. So much of the time, we're expected to project an image of ourselves as successful, happy, funny, smart, tough. But I would encourage you to give yourself permission to not have to face your worries alone. This is a place where you can talk openly and not feel judged. Together, we can work towards identifying and changing the things that in your life that are keeping you from feeling your best.
For men: It's no secret that traditionally, men are much less likely than women to seek mental health care. Sometimes, even the idea of asking for help can conflict with strongly ingrained social norms about needing to be tough. A the same time though, so many of the issues that men face can be quite impairing to our functioning and disruptive to the relationships with the people we love the most.


David  Stern

David Stern

341 Broadway, Providence, RI, 02909

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

It is a wonderful time to be a therapist. We have many powerful tools that help create enduring positive change and quicken that process.
As a clinical psychologist, healer, trainer, and consultant. I help people restore a wholesome relationship between their cerebral intelligence and their natural intelligence. I teach people that problems are, almost always, a path to greater vitality, freedom and enduring peace.
I help individuals, groups and organizations enjoy an ever deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of their lives and their communities. I teach them how to seamlessly fold transformative spiritual practices (within and beyond their particular religious tradition) into the fabric of their professional and private lives.
Central to my healing practice is a model of therapy called Internal Family Systems (IFS) and I am a certified IFS therapist. Among the other tools in my healing toolkit are Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), One Eye Brain Integration, Brainspotting, and a relational mindfulness practice that I have been developing over the past 15 years, Structured Self-Presence© (SSP).
My practice, ways of thinking and doing, are deeply informed by the perennial wisdom of the world’s wisdom traditions as well as current behavioral and brain research.
In addition to a psychologist, I am a husband and father. I play the saxophone, clarinet, a little piano and less djembe. I love sing alongs and playing music with my family and friends.


Michael  Wolfe

Michael Wolfe

2639 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

10 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I have worked throughout my academic and professional career to make myself accessible as a person and psychiatrist. I work very hard to create an environment where you can speak openly and honestly about your life and the things that are preventing you or your child from being the best "you." I want to help you feel confident and more able to do and get the things that are important to you out of life. I know it may be difficult to face personal struggles (anxiety, sadness, loss, grief, change, relationship distress, identity struggles, etc.), yet I will work to create a caring space where we can work together to assist you to access your talents, help you to realize or remember the abilities you have, as well as learn new ways to manage stress to grow and flourish. I will work with you to create an individual (and or family) treatment plan. If you are struggling with an illness that would benefit from medication, we can discuss options that may benefit your particular situation/diagnosis. I also provide therapy and medication (if needed) in one appointment if that is more appropriate for your circumstance. What is most important is to feel comfortable and heard, and I will do everything I can to make our work together collaborative.


Adam  Rodriquez

Adam Rodriquez

1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI, 02906

501 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients 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.


Michael  O'Mara

Michael O'Mara

355 Hope Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Harvard Pilgrim, 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, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Unicare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

My approach is to tailor therapy to the individual, rather than imposing a particular way on them. A lot of people have misconceptions about what therapy is or isn't, and I always encourage clients to ask if they have any questions regarding what therapy will entail or concerns about past experiences with therapy. Unlike with other professionals like lawyers and plumbers, with therapy, your relationship with your therapist is the most important part of the work, and I encourage clients to be open about what is or is not working, and what we can do differently to help you grow.


Natalie  Monaghan

Natalie Monaghan

545 South Water Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

So many people feel alone in their struggles, as well as disconnected from friends, family, and self. Seeking support is a brave step that signifies the desire for change, fulfillment and/or connection. Building a relationship with a therapist who is a good match for you and experiencing good therapy will be life changing. It is so important to find a therapist that you respect and connect well with, someone who can bring care and comfort to your most vulnerable parts.
Message to clients with an eating disorder: Struggling with an eating disorder can be such a lonely and isolating experience. Feelings are often internalized and it feels foreign or too scary to externalize them in a state of pure vulnerability. The eating disorder behaviors are helpful to numb self and distract from the current emotions and/or present stressors in your life. Although CBT and DBT skills can be helpful tools to help restructure distorted thinking, regulate emotions and improve distress, I find that it does not shift behaviors. This result leaves people feeling hopeless and frustrated. I feel passionate that the work I do with my clients not only improves symptoms, but is also transformative in the way they relate to family, friends and self.


Jessica  Kaplan

Jessica Kaplan

3285 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

A large portion of my work with clients and their families includes utilizing a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach as it is an evidenced based treatment that is shown to successfully help people cope with their worries. Teaching CBT skills to my clients helps them to walk away with specific coping methods to employ when experiencing distress. Generally, treatment involving CBT is short term (approximately 6 months) which often feels very manageable for families. However, I am always adapting therapeutic techniques to fit each individuals needs and if a client and/or family would like to pursue ongoing therapeutic support we can absolutely make that work. If you are looking for a more client-centered approach, without the structure of CBT, I feel confident that I can meet your needs with similar treatment outcomes. Please contact me to discuss your concerns and to see if I might be a good fit - as I believe that a good working client/therapist relationship is crucial to successful outcomes in therapy.


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


Lakshyan  Schanzer

Lakshyan Schanzer

89 Garden Street, Cranston, RI, 02910

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), 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, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $150 per session

My clients and students value health, self-renewal and self-discovery, and believe that each of us plays an essential role in our healing. I use a meditative, gentle and brief method that: 1) Helps you discover patterns of thinking, feeling and action, 2) Makes emotions feel safe, uncovers core beliefs and images; 3) Utilizes the innate wisdom of the body; and 4) Opens new life choices. Most of my work is with individuals or couples suffering from stress, grief, depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, relationship difficulties, pain conditions, and sleeping and eating difficulties. I accept most health insurances.


Marta  Majczak

Marta Majczak

154 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

Anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? I can help. My goal is to find the best treatment plan for you, your child, and your family. I offer an area for you to address issues at your pace while keeping an eye on your goals and wellness.

To parents: I want to start with thanking you for everything you do for your family. Being a parent is not easy, especially when you are parenting a child who is experiencing difficulty. My office is one where you will not be judged for your child's behaviors or problems because I know that is not helpful. We will work together to figure out how to support you and your child with evidence-based treatments and medications only as they are indicated. I also treat parents directly, particularly those who are struggling with the transition to parenthood or balancing the demands of parenthood with other responsibilities.

To college students and young adults: I am here to help you if you feel like your coping skills are failing you. There are so many things you can do to feel better that are safe and well-tolerated. There is no time like the present to address the factors limiting your potential.


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