Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Certified Group Psychotherapist, CGP
Accepting new clients on a 2-3 week waitlist
Offers remote sessions for coaching clients.
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Men's emotions
Ken Jaeger is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. Ken sees young adults, college students, adults, and couples, and specializes in depression, trauma and PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, helping men connect with their emotions, and anxiety.
Ken has a particular interest and expertise in trauma and Borderline Personality disorder. He offers several approaches to help individuals struggling with overwhelming emotions, suicidality, and self-harm. While placing a high value on technical expertise, Ken also approaches therapy with a warm and personal approach.
Ken has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness practices, Psychodynamic Therapy, and relational therapy. Ken has extensive experience using DBT in individual and groups, and previously used this approach in an intensive outpatient clinic setting.
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)
Borderline Personality Disorder – Including the challenges of dealing with overwhelming emotions)
Men’s emotions – Helping men access and benefit from their own emotional lives
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Autism spectrum –Social skills, family interactions, sensory difficulties, and emotional regulation
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Panic disorders – Sudden, overwhelming panic attacks accompanied by physical symptoms of anxiety and fear
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Ken is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Ongoing sessions: $175 (55min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Ken can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"A lot of the distress I work with seems to involve people having strong feelings and then getting tangled up in thinking they are wrong or flawed for having the feelings. I work to help people find their own capacity to be with, befriend and hopefully transform the aspects of themselves that bring them pain and discord, (e.g. depression, anxiety, overwhelming emotional reactions or traumatic memories). I draw from several approaches to therapy, especially IFS, EMDR, and DBT, and approach patients with a personal manner that I am told is open, non-judgmental and engaged. I make my sense of direction and ideas about the course of therapy as clear as I can, and then dialogue about it with my patients to co-create an approach to working with their issues."
Treatment approachesDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (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)
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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2007 - Present
Lesley University, Adjunct Professor, 2012 - Present
Smith College, MSW, 2003