Carrie Ruggieri, LMHC

Carrie Ruggieri

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments



Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)


Mon: Closed
Tue: 9:30am-3:00pm
Wed: 9:30am-3:00pm
Thu: 9:30am-3:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Trauma

  • Loss and grief

  • Relationships

  • College adjustment

  • Childhood abuse

  • Existential crisis

Professional statement

Carrie Ruggieri is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Her practice focuses on helping individuals who suffer the effects of trauma experienced in childhood or adolescence. She sees many clients with challenges related to painful experiences, including depression, anxiety, and panic, as well as individuals navigating relationships, life transitions, and traumatic grief.

Carrie is an active member of the AEDP Institute. AEDP (accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy) is a model of psychotherapy that is informed by the neuroscience of therapeutic change and attachment research. As an AEDP therapist, she practices a relational, emotion-focused, and experiential approach to psychotherapy. She also provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) for patients suffering PTSD to help desensitize to traumatic triggers and to heal self-esteem injured by trauma. 

In addition to talk therapy, Carrie uniquely offers equine-assisted therapy; horses are available to provide comfort, help strengthen self-assertion, facilitate the experience of direct access to one's emotions, as well as facilitate the experience of mindful presence. Carrie's website has a link to her article on Equine therapy.

Carrie brings in experience working with children in foster care who are suffering attachment traumas, as well as her experience with children and adults who have suffered the traumatic loss of a partner, parent, or child. Carrie also provides forensic trauma evaluations and critical incident intervention. She received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research. 


Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
College adjustment – Coping with the difficult or impactful life changes due to starting college, such as moving to a new area and relationship transitions; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Childhood abuse – Providing support for adults who have suffered through abuse in their childhood, and coping with the harmful behaviors and thinking that have developed as a result

General expertise

Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social  settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


Carrie is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial/ongoing sessions: $90/session (45min) or $115/session (60min) or $135/session (75min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Carrie can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.

Message to clients

"I believe that psychotherapy can accomplish more than symptom relief. I am committed to restoring you full capacity for fulfillment in life and relationships."

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 1995 - Present
Women & Infants Parent-Infant Research Lab, 1992 - 1994
Margaret S. Mahler Observational Research Nursery, New School for Social Research, 1982 - 1987

New School for Social Research, MA, 1985