Chantal Bolger

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for morning appointments



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


Mon: 9:15am-6:30pm
Tue: 9:15am-6:30pm
Wed: 9:15am-6:30pm
Thu: 9:15am-6:30pm
Fri: 9:15am-6:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family issues

  • Trauma

  • Academic issues

  • Anger management

  • Parenting

  • Self harm

Professional statement

Chantal Bolger is a licensed mental health counselor in Providence, RI. Chantal has deep expertise in providing trauma-informed care to survivors of violence and abuse, including working through childhood violence and processing a recent traumatic event. In addition, Chantal sees clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, family issues, academic issues, anger management, and self-harm. 

Chantal works with all age groups, from children through adults, including couples and family sessions. Her therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, and supportive therapy.

Prior to starting her own private practice, Chantal was a clinician at Enders & Associaties and worked as a lead clinician and in-home therapist at Arbour Fuller Hospital. She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College in 2013 and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling in 2015. 


Adjustment disorders  Identify, express, and explore thoughts and feelings in the wake of a major life change; problem solve and learn coping skills in order to grow
Anxiety – Social anxiety, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Family issues – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues
Trauma – Dealing with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), emotional lability from traumatic brain injuries (concussions)

General expertise

Academic issues – Explore past academic success to determine strengths; problem-solve for organizational, environmental, and study-style challenges; incorporate informal and formal supports into the client's academic goals
Anger management – Gain awareness of anger triggers; learn skills to emotionally and physiologically re-regulate when experiencing distress, and safely and effectively express anger
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Johnson & Wales University (United Health)

  • Neighborhood Health Plan

  • Providence College (United Health)

  • Tufts

  • United Health

  • RISD Student Insurance (United Health)

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Health)

  • Medicaid

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $120/session

  • Follow-up sessions: $90/session (45min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $80 - $90/session is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Message to clients

"The most important thing for me is to make sure that you feel safe and heard and understood. I can guarantee you that you'll never, ever be judged and I'll always be on your side cheering you on throughout this experience together. I think that you're so brave for even considering coming to counseling. I know what it's like to be on the other side because I was also a client for three years as a college student. It was an amazing experience for me, but I know that it can also be scary and intimidating, too; in the end, know that if you are able to build a trusting relationship with your counselor, it can be an extremely healing experience."

Treatment approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Bolger Psychotherapy & Assessments, 2018 - Present
Endres & Associates
, Individual and Family Therapist, 2016 - 2018
Arbour Fuller Hospital, Lead Clinician, Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring Programs, 2014 - 2018
Arbour Fuller Hospital, In-Home Therapist, 2013 - 2014
Seven Hills of Rhode Island, Pass Worker, 2011 - 2013
Perspectives Corporation, Behavior Specialist, 2011 - 2012

Rhode Island College, Advanced Graduate Studies, Mental Health Counseling, 2015
Rhode Island College, Master, Counseling, 2013
University of Rhode Island, Bachelor, Psychology, 2011



Client testimonials

Chantal has helped me with some intense issues when I had no idea where to start. She has helped me overcome obstacles and get so many things in order in my life and my mind. Remaining positive is one of her many strong points.
— A twenty-something (2016)
Chantal Bolger has been working with me since June of 2016 and at first I was not that comfortable but due to her patience I was able to break through my walls and deal with my issues. She understands me and does not judge me. Everything we work on is trial and error and if I don’t like it, she is okay with it and we find something else. I have made tremendous progress in the past 6 months than I have in the past 5 years.
— URI alum '10 (2016)
Chantal is great to talk to and she is really helpful. She is a great listener and always willing to figure out ways for you to cope.
— Client (2016)
Very warm personality, great therapist for teens.
— Zencare user (2019)

Professional endorsements

Chantal is a caring, compassionate, and talented therapist. She is very hard-working and puts clients’ needs first. She is also very friendly, helpful and approachable in the workplace.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Chantal has experience in treating a variety of mental health issues. She specializes in trauma-informed care, but has also had success helping clients with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as adjustment disorder and family systems issues.
— Brett Bolger, MA/CAGS, Licensed Educational Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist (2016)