Therapists Providing Motivational Interviewing in Rhode Island

Motivational Interviewing is person-centered counseling style that utilizes collaborative conversation with a focus on the client’s own goals and motivations, typically specific to substance misuse or other behavioral challenges. The therapist helps the client explore their goals, next steps, and reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Find therapists in Rhode Island who are trained in Motivational Interviewing 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!


Forsythia Urgent Behavioral Healthcare Clinic

Forsythia Urgent Behavioral Healthcare Clinic

12 Bassett Street, Providence, RI, 02903

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

Forsythia Urgent Care Psychiatric Clinic is a client-centered, on-line group psychiatric practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts that provides urgent psychiatric care to individual adults.

Their mission is to provide acute relief to clients in crisis by providing immediate clinical assessments and urgent medication prescribing with clinically appropriate follow-up.


Hannah  Goodman

Hannah Goodman

310 Maple Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $110 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: $125 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.


John  Bean

John Bean

501 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Are you having problems with relationships or communication? Are you feeling depressed, anxious or just plain stuck? Are you struggling with painful experiences from the past that lead you into thinking negatively about yourself and/or cycles of behavior you wish you could break out of? I may be able to help you. Therapy is not magic. It's a human, transparent, nonjudgmental process where we work together to increase your self-understanding and ability to effect positive change in a way that is meaningful to you.


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.


Amy  Matos

Amy Matos

659 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI, 02889

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, 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, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $105 per session

I believe we are each our own unique individual. During our time together, I look forward to connecting and supporting you through your journey as you begin to notice and embrace your innate ability to heal!


Lifespan Recovery Center

Lifespan Recovery Center

200 Corliss Street, Providence, RI, 02904

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicaid (through Tufts), Medicaid (through United Health), Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Medicare (through United Health), Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $0 per session

The Lifespan Recovery Center provides services to people in our community who struggle with addiction to opioids. We combine medication-assisted treatments with psychotherapies and other supports needed to succeed in recovery.

Our center offers patients a multidisciplinary, evidence-based, recovery-oriented program that meets the full spectrum of medical and social needs of individuals who have opioid use disorder. Our team works collaboratively to assess, diagnose, and provide comprehensive treatment.

Please note that patients do not need a referral to access treatment. However, the center has a referral form in case it is helpful to providers who wish to coordinate care with their program. Download the referral form here.

For questions, please call 401-606-8530. If you have trouble connecting with the Lifespan Recovery Center, please email the Zencare team at hello@zencare.co.


Providence Psychology Services

Providence Psychology Services

245 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Providence Psychology Services is a group psychotherapy practice offering compassionate, high-quality mental health care in Providence, RI. We use empirically-based and science driven methods including the latest in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.

Providence Psychology is staffed by experienced professionals who are dedicated to your health and well-being by providing you with the highest quality services possible.

Our clinicians are all extensively trained, professional licensed Clinical Psychologists who hold doctoral degrees, and we work together to provide you with the best mental and behavioral health care.


Kimberly  Lundin

Kimberly Lundin

193 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

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

My goal for all clients is that they leave each therapy session feeling lighter than when they entered. We can do this together by creating practical goals that will accelerate results. I will provide the space to honor your lived experience and explore ways in which you can create the lifestyle you want by starting exactly where you are and with what you already have. Therapy is a commitment to yourself and I have found those that are motivated to engage in the therapeutic process inside and outside of the session work best with what I have to offer.


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.


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