Guisela Pinto Caballero
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients for daytime and evening appointments
Providence, RI 02909
Offers remote video sessions.
Teenagers (15 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Relationship issues
- Empowerment coaching (Private Pay)
Guisela Pinto Caballero is a bilingual therapist in Providence, RI offering therapy sessions in English and Spanish. She sees clients for depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem, and has a particular interest in immigration issues. She is currently developing her private practice to support particular immigration cases. Guisela also offers empowerment coaching on a private-pay basis.
Guisela supports clients with depression through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, breathing techniques, and supportive therapy. She allows clients to validate their emotions before developing concrete steps for overcoming emotional and physical symptoms. She offers therapy in a safe, supportive space for clients to process their emotions and heal. In empowerment coaching, Guisela works with clients who are functioning at a high level in daily life and are ready to take their lives to a new level.
Guisela received her MSW from Rhode Island College and has worked in various settings including a hospital and a sexual assault agency. While Guisela sees clients ages 15 years old and up, the focus of her practice is individuals 25 - 55 years old.
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Empowerment coaching – Helps clients who are functioning well work towards the next level of personal and professional goals; provided for clients utilizing private pay
Self-esteem – Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; contemplation of separation; breakups, friendships, dating
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety (note: does not specialize in obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, or phobias)
Acculturation issues – Processing social, cultural, and psychological changes between native and adopted cultures
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Domestic violence – Empowering survivors to leave abusive relationships, heal trauma, and take steps to building new, healthy relationships
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Women's issues – Special focus on working with women age 25-55 to process identity, relational, and professional challenges
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Loss and grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing he emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Health
- Brown University Student Insurance (United Health)
- Johnson & Wales University (United Health)
- Providence College (United Health)
- RISD Student Insurance (United Health)
- URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Health)
- Initial session: $175 (60min)
- Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's Note: Guisela has a 48 hour cancellation policy for her clients.
Message to clients
"Deciding to see a therapist is not easy for many people. This is why I have developed a safe space for you to be heard and seen, without judgement. I can't promise to solve all of your problems. What I can assure you is that you will receive the benefits of my professional and life experiences, my support, and the space I will hold for you.
Decidiendo ver a un consejero/terapeuta no es fácil para muchos. Por eso he creado un espacio seguro para que Ud. se sienta visto y escuchado, sin ningún prejuicio. También puedo asegurarle que Ud. recibirá todo los beneficios de mi experiencia profesional y personal, mi apoyo, y el espacio que guardare para Ud. "
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)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (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
Private Practice, 2008 - Present
Spurwink, 2012 - 2015
Psychological Centers, 2009 - 2010
St. Joseph's Hospital, 2008 - 2009
Day One, 2006 - 2007
United Services, 2002 - 2006
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2002
Bentley College, BS, 1992