Jane Mizrahi, LICSW

Jane Mizrahi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for group therapy; slots for individual therapy are full


 

Clientele

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Family
Groups

Specialties & expertise

  • Group therapy
  • Existential challenges / crises
  • Trauma processing
  • Loss & grief
  • Spirituality / spiritual crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Jane Mizrahi is a licensed social worker and founder of GroupsWorks, offering individual and group therapy sessions in Providence, RI. Jane works with teenagers, young adults and college students, adults, and families, and she enjoys bearing witness to her clients' success as they walk their healing journey. Jane has expertise in trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. She invites her clients to engage in ongoing self-evaluation tools in order to keep therapy moving forward.

Jane uses a holistic approach, drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, existentialism, mindfulness, and Core Energetics.

Jane earned her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College in 2011 and previously served as the Clinical Director of Residential Services at Child & Family Services. Jane found her passion for helping others heal after experiencing great loss in her own life and has since dedicated herself to supporting clients as they heal. Her approach is flexible and dynamic in order to best meet the needs of her clients, and she often encourages clients to incorporate creative and body-based activities into their healing process. Jane is also training in Core Energetics, a body psychotherapy., in order to further support clients who are holding trauma in the body. She emphasizes the power of hope, presence, self-compassion, and the mind-body connection.


Specialties

Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Loss & grief – Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Group therapy – Find out more about Jane's group therapy sessions on our Group Therapy page
Spirituality / spiritual crisis – Utilizing spirituality as a tool in healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Women’s issues – Finding one's voice as a woman; forgiving oneself, letting go of shame of not having spoken up; making time for yourself and healing
your energy

General expertise

Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
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


Insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • United Health
  • RISD Student Insurance
  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $80/session (50min)
  • Group sessions: $35/group or $120 for 4 sessions

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $55 - $80 is available to clients on an individual basis. 


Message to clients

"People come into therapy when they are ill at ease, when they're not feeling happy or hopeful. My goal is to help you ground in the present moment and experience self-compassion throughout your mind and body. I want you to let go of whatever guilt and shame may be living with and move forward with a new story line, filled with strength, freedom, and happiness."


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)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (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)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Somatic Experiencing


Education and work experience

GroupsWorks, Individual Psychotherapist & Group Facilitator, 2016 - Present
Child & Family Services, Clinical Director of Residential Services, 2012 - 2016
Stevens Treatment Programs, Clinician, 2011 - 2012

Rhode Island College, MA, Social Work, 2011
Boston University, BA, Psychology, 1981


Languages

English


Client testimonials

Jane, as a facilitator, brought a joyful spirit to every group that I have been privileged to be involved in with her. I, along with many of my peers in a short-term psychiatric facility, always looked forward to the days when we knew Jane would be on staff. The groups she facilitated were so varied and based on the needs of the clients at any given time. Some groups Jane facilitated were dynamic and empowering while others were soothing and restful. Jane has a natural talent for seeing the needs of individuals and groups and being able to adapt to those needs quickly. She is a perfect combination of enthusiasm and gentleness. When I learned that Jane would be offering group programs in a private practice I signed up immediately. I knew that her passion for individuals’ personal healing and journeys would be of great benefit to me as I continue in my recovery.
— Female college educated adult (2016)

Professional endorsements

How do you know this therapist? I worked with Jane while she was the clinical director of residential services at Child and Family Services of Newport County.

Why would you recommend this therapist? Jane is committed to providing a safe space where clients can grow and learn in their day to day lives. She is a caring, smart, and empathetic therapist who employs evidenced based approaches during treatment. Check out GroupsWorks!

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders
— Samantha Ewart, LICSW (2016)
Why would you recommend this therapist? Jane is a one of a kind therapist. Her clinical skills in working with adolescents is exemplary. She is grounded, insightful and passionate in her work. Jane is a very skilled therapist. I have seen her have impact with people with severe trauma; she’s incredible.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Family discord, adult and adolescent trauma, inner conflicts of self esteem, depression, anxiety and spiritual conflict
— Sue Bruce, LICSW, LCDP (2016)