Individual Therapy

East Coast Mental Wellness offers individual therapy for clients of all ages. Our therapists are specialized in a wide range of therapeutic techniques. We believe that one type of therapy isn’t always the best type for every client. As a client at East Coast Mental Wellness, you get to choose the therapist you think will best meet your needs. We even offer a free 15-minute consultation call to new referrals. We offer this so you can get a sense of your therapist’s personality and the techniques they use before deciding if you want to schedule an initial session with them.

Our Therapists Specialize In:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy directed at present-time issues and based on the idea that the way an individual thinks and feels affects the way he or she behaves. The focus is on problem-solving, and the goal is to change clients’ thought patterns in order to change their responses to difficult situations. A CBT approach can be applied to a wide range of mental health issues and conditions.

Reality Therapy

Reality therapy is a client-centered form of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy that focuses on improving present relationships and circumstances while avoiding discussion of past events. This approach is based on the idea that our most important need is to be loved, to feel that we belong and that all other basic needs can be satisfied only by building strong connections with others. Reality therapy teaches that while we cannot control how we feel, we can control how we think and behave. The goal of reality therapy is to help people take control of improving their own lives by learning to make better choices.

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is a form of counseling that views people as separate from their problems. This allows clients to get some distance from the issue to see how it might actually be helping them, or protecting them, more than it is hurting them. With this new perspective, individuals feel more empowered to make changes in their thought patterns and behavior and “rewrite” their life story for a future that reflects who they are, what they are capable of, and what their purpose is, separate from their problems.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
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Depression Treatments

Depression is a common, but serious mood disorder that can affect the way a person feels, thinks, and handles daily life. Risk factors of depression include personal or family history of depression, major life changes, trauma, or stress, as well as certain physical illnesses and medications. Depression can be treated with psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy” and medication. Depression can look different in everyone, so it is important to talk to a professional to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Anxiety Treatments

Anxiety disorder is characterized as experiencing chronic and intense feelings of fear or worry. There are multiple types of anxiety disorders including separation anxiety disorder, selective mutism, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety is treatable with psychotherapy and medications both provided by professionals.

Bipolar Disorder Treatments

Bipolar disorder is characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out typical daily tasks. The shifts usually occur in “highs,” also known as mania, and “lows,” known as depression. There are four types of bipolar disorder that each have different specifications: bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymic disorder, and bipolar disorder due to another medical or substance abuse disorder. Treatment for bipolar disorder includes medications to control symptoms and episodes, with the addition of psychotherapy to provide support, education, and guidance to those with the disorders as well as their family members.

Art Therapy

Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art. With the guidance of a credentialed art therapist, clients can “decode” the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms, which should lead to a better understanding of their feelings and behavior so they can move on to resolve deeper issues.

Play Therapy

Although sometimes used with adults, play therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach primarily used to help children ages 3 to 12 explore their lives and freely express repressed thoughts and emotions through play. Therapeutic play normally takes place in a safe, comfortable playroom, where very few rules or limits are imposed on the child, encouraging free expression and allowing the therapist to observe the child’s choices, decisions, and play style. The goal is to help children learn to express themselves in healthier ways, become more respectful and empathetic, and discover new and more positive ways to solve problems.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

MBCT is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Using these tools, MBCT therapists teach clients how to break away from negative thought patterns that can cause a downward spiral into a depressed state so they will be able to fight off depression before it takes hold.
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Book Your First Appointment

If you feel you could benefit from any of these therapy techniques, book a free 15-minute call with one of our therapists. During the call, you will have the opportunity to get a sense of your therapist’s personality and the techniques they use before deciding if you want to schedule your initial session with them.
Providence Location

1 Richmond Square, Suite 350W
Providence, RI 02906
(with free parking)

Get In Touch

Phone: 401-227-0372
Fax: 877-455-9466

Immediate Help

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, a free 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You will be routed to the nearest city crisis center.