Emily Buckbee Carey, LICSW

Emily Buckbee Carey

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for evening appointments



Teenagers (13-18)
Young Adults
College Students


Mon: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thu: Closed
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Anger management

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Foster care and adoption

  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Emily Buckbee Carey is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in North Providence, Rhode Island. She has deep expertise in anger management and has developed a unique anger management curriculum to help clients control negative behaviors.

In addition to her work with anger management, Emily helps individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Emily also provides support to individuals and families navigating the adoption and foster care systems.

Emily combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 5 Sessions (MET/CBT5). Emily often uses MET/CBT5 with clients who would like to change difficult behaviors.

Since graduating from Rhode Island College with her Masters in Social Work, Emily has worked in private practice, seeing teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults.


Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Adoption and foster care – Sees clients across the stages of adoption, including pre-adoption and years after adoption; supporting parents going through through the child welfare system or international adoption agencies; working with children who are in foster care or who are preparing to be adopted
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Relationships –  Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)


  • Beacon Health

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Brown University Student Insurance

  • Johnson & Wales University

  • Neighborhood Health

  • Tufts

  • United Health

  • RISD Student Insurance

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial Appointment: $150 (60mins)

  • Ongoing Sessions: $90 (60mins)

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

Message to clients

"From my experience, I have found nothing is a better catalyst for change than a solid, trusting relationship. I am creative in my approach and think outside of the box. I am not terribly conventional and will push the envelope when I see fit.

My therapeutic approach incorporates many different tools I have learned over the years. I have developed a solid anger management curriculum and hope to help you learn to express your anger in new ways. I can work with individual, couples, family and groups. I am comfortable with any issues you present!

I have training in MET/CBT5 (Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 5 sessions) and utilize this approach for work mostly with anger issues but also with other behaviors people would like to change."

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2006 - Present

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2006



Client testimonials

Dr. Carey was extremely helpful during my divorce. She was my unbiased opinion that allowed me to plead my case openly and honestly with no judgement and a fair assessment of the situation.

During this time I chose to be completely sober and allowed myself to think clearly about all of the feelings I was going through. Dr. Carey was supportive, understanding, and provided feedback that allowed me to make the best decisions for my particular situation.

I would recommend seeing Dr. Carey for anything, she was a tremendous help in my life and I can only imagine how many others she has and will continue to help find their path.
— Johnson & Wales Alum 08' (2017)
Emily helped me develop coping skills for my anxiety and stress. She also helped me create small goals for myself so I am not so overwhelmed with what life throws at me.
— Young professional woman in her 30s
Emily has been working with our teenage daughter learning various coping strategies and alternate ways to think of things. She has assisted her with finding ways to make her “less anxious” and it is such a blessing to have found someone that connects to her. She is awesome. I have recommended her to two different families and they are just as happy.
— Providence College alum '10 and mother of four (2017)

Professional endorsements

Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Emily has the skills to work with your clients. She is empathetic, listens to her clients and assist them in managing their issues. She will be a great asset to Zencare.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anger, trauma, anxiety, adoption and foster care and relationship issues
— Cynthia Almonacy, EdD, LMHC (2017)
Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Emily is one of the most caring and compassionate people I know. She has an amazing ability to form a therapeutic relationship with the most challenging clients. I highly recommend Emily to your organization. She is a highly skilled clinician that I regularly refer clients to for therapy.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
Adolescents and families. Trauma grief and loss, parenting, mood disorders
— Kim M Medeiros-Cannata, LMHC (2017)
Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified?
Ms. Carey has experience working with adults and children/adolescents providing mental health treatment and case management services.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anxiety, depression, and issues concerning children/adolescents (behavorial).
— Anne-Marie Tripodi, LICSW (2017)