Emily Buckbee Carey
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients for evening appointments
Specialties & expertise
Foster care and adoption
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)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Insurance
Johnson & Wales University
RISD Student Insurance
URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance
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."
Treatment approachesCognitive 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)
Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 5 Sessions (MET/CBT5)
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)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2006 - Present
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2006