AJ Metthe, Therapist in Rhode Island — Zencare
AJ  Metthe
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AJ Metthe


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online

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Updated September 20, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Men's issues
  • Childhood emotional neglect
  • Gender identity & trans health
  • Complex trauma
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

AJ Metthe is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island who specializes in depression, anxiety, complex trauma, bipolar disorder, PTSD, stress, life transitions, and working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, specializing in working with transgender and non-binary clients. In addition, he has experience conducting brief mental health assessments and writing referrals for gender-affirming surgical interventions. He has experience working with college-age students—though he works with adults across the lifespan. He also particularly enjoys working with individuals with a history of complex trauma using attachment theory.

AJ’s treatment approach is grounded in psychodynamic work, but he also incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He prefers long-term work and likes to incorporate insight-oriented work with solution-focused therapies to help clients gain greater self-awareness while also developing healthier coping strategies. When appropriate, AJ will utilize mindfulness practices to help his clients better manage their depression and/or anxiety.

AJ’s warmth and compassion is apparent the moment a client steps into his office. He offers non-judgmental, safe space where clients can explore who they are and what they want out of life. Formerly, he was on the board of Youth Pride, Inc. and was involved in strengthening Rhode Island's transgender support network for many years before pursuing his graduate studies in social work.

Message to clients

To confidentially talk with someone who listens carefully, attunes to your feelings, and walks beside you as you navigate the ups and downs of life can be a powerful experience. When ready to ask for help, I am here to build upon your strengths and inner wisdom. Therapy can help you explore core values, increase your capacity for self-reflection, ease suffering, and create lasting change. My non-judgmental presence and ability to listen deeply are the core foundations of my work. I am trained in psychodynamic approaches, and I usually find a core component of healing seeks to examine the relationship between the past and the present. Furthermore, I often incorporate mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion into my work.


Men's issues - Being able to recognize and express our emotions; being open and vulnerable in our relationships; concerns about masculinity; worries about being an adequate provider, partner, and parent

Childhood emotional neglect - Supporting clients through recognition and understanding of present-day relational difficulties they may experience due to a parent's failure to provide enough emotional support and attunement to them as a child; overcoming patterns of self-neglect

Gender identity & trans health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and genderqueer identities; support throughout the process of transition

Complex trauma - Support for clients recovering from complex trauma and attachment issues stemming from early childhood

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets; exploring connections between anxiety and/or depression and anger

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety)


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Butler Hospital, College Student Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), 2018 - 2020
Thundermist Trans Health Program, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2016 - 2018

Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2016
Providence College, BA, 2008


Rhode Island: ISW02917