Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
College, graduate, and medical school students
Specialties & expertise
Anxiety and depression
Adjustment to college life
Graduate school dissertation writing
Medical school challenges
Loss and grief
Laurie Stein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI. Since graduating with her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College, she has worked in a variety of outpatient settings, and has been in private practice since 1993.
Laurie works with young adults, college students, graduate students, medical students, adults, and couples. She helps individuals struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, loss and grief, and family challenges. She greatly enjoys working with students adjusting to college life or writing their graduate school dissertation.
Laurie practices psychodynamic and humanistic psychotherapy, with elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her office is conveniently located on College Hill, within walking distance from Brown University and RISD.
Anxiety – General anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder with anxiety
Mood disorders – Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression
Life transitions – Adjusting to major life changes and events
Loss & grief – Mourning the death of a loved one, divorce and the ending of a relationship
Family issues – Relational difficulties and conflicts, creating realistic expectations and boundaries
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Health Insurance
Johnson & Wales University Student Insurance
RISD Student Insurance
Providence College Student Insurance
URI Student Insurance
Initial sessions: $150/session (60min)
Individual sessions: $140/session (60min)
Couples sessions: $150/session (60min)
Message to clients
"I think everyone should have a therapist stored away on a shelf who they can take down when they need to talk about what is going on in their lives. I provide a non-judgmental, warm and confidential environment. Being listened to and feeling understood is a basic human need. When that need is met we can develop a clearer sense of who we are, what we feel, think and need. We are then in a better position to make choices and be proactive.
I have been fortunate to work with a highly diverse population in a variety of clinical settings. My work is based on what the person needs and wants at the specific time in their lives."
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.
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)
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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Providence, 2001 - Present
Private Practice, New York, 1993 - 2001
Marble Hill Nursery School, Early Childhood Consultant, 1991 - 2001
Riverdale Mental Health Center, Clinical Social Worker, 1986 - 1995
Coney Island Hospital, School Based Mental Health Program, 1984-1986
Psychobiological Biological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Level One, 2016.
Brooklyn Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1990.
Hunter College School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work, 1984