Kathleen Laroche - Counselor in Providence

Kathleen LaRoche

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments with a 2-3 week wait



Young adults / college students (18 - 24)


Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00am-7:00pm
Thu: 11:00am-7:00pm
Fri: 11:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Interpersonal concerns

  • Self esteem concerns

  • Mindfulness

  • Trauma

  • Anger management

  • Depression

  • Parenting

Professional statement

Kathleen Laroche is a counselor in Providence with a focus on anxiety, interpersonal concerns, self-esteem issues, mindfulness, trauma, and depression. She also sees couples for relationship issues and communication concerns. She received her MA in holistic counseling from Salve Regina University.

Kathleen's goal in is to co-create the therapy experience with her clients so that therapy is highly personalized and individualized. She helps individuals manage their symptoms through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and breathing techniques, while identifying what may be causing their current challenges, such as past traumatic memories.

Kathleen's practice is based on mutual respect, honesty, and open communication. She believes that a confidential and caring therapeutic relationship coupled with the benefit of her skills, training, and life experience, makes for a highly successful therapy client. Her clients report increased clarity of purpose and improved relationships.


Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Interpersonal concerns
Self esteem concerns – Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

General expertise

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Brown University Student Insurance

  • Johnson & Wales University Student Insurance

  • United Health

  • RISD Student Insurance

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions $110 (50min)

  • First session $150 (60min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $80 - $110 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Message to clients

"I really love my work! It is an opportunity for me to learn about you, to help you to find your strengths, and to help you to know yourself; body, mind, and spirit."

Treatment approaches

Holistic counseling
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)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (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, 2007-Present
Gateway Healthcare (Lifespan), 2006-2017

Salve Regina, MA, CAGS, 2016
Simmons College, BA, 1983



Client testimonials

A kind, courteous, and professional call has resulted in a set appointment! This is the second time I have used your service, and I happily would use it again if necessary!
— Client (2018)
I’m very happy with the service provided to me.
— Client (2018)