Paul Zasada LMHC

Paul Zasada

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients with a 2-3 week wait



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


Mon: 1:00pm-7:00pm
Tue: 10:00am-7:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-7:00pm
Thu: 10:00am-7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am-12:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Young adult life transitions

  • Attachment challenges

  • Mindfulness based body-psychotherapy

  • Hakomi Psychotherapy

Professional statement

Paul Zasada is a counselor in North Kingstown, Rhode Island specializing in mindfulness and body-centered psychotherapy, Hakomi psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, young adult life transitions, relationships, and attachment challenges. Paul also works with individuals who have trauma and mood disorders.

Paul sees adolescents through adults as well as couples and parents. He particularly enjoys working with adolescents, teenagers, college students, and recent college graduates as they transition to adulthood, and helps them figure out what they want to do in their lives and how they fit into the world. He speaks and offers sessions in both English and Polish.

Paul's approach is guided by his training in holistic counseling at Salve Regina University and his certification in Hakomi Psychotherapy, a therapy approach that takes into account the emotions in the body as they relate to psychological processes. Paul is one of only two providers in Rhode Island certified in Hakomi. He combines Hakomi with other approaches such as interpersonal therapy and supportive therapy to address his clients' concerns in a holistic, emphatic way.


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
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Attachment – Attachment theory involves learning about how our bodies and brains are shaped by our relationships with other people. Attachment theory helps us understand how our formative relationships with our primary caregivers can profoundly influence the kind and quality of relationships we form throughout our lives. Research indicates that the neuro-attachment circuitry throughout our bodies is not permanent, and that we can re-wire and re-learn new and more secure methods of attachment throughout our lives.
Mindfulness based Body-Centered Psychotherapy – Body-Centered Psychotherapy involves therapeutic approaches that integrate a client’s physical body into the therapy process. Also referred to as Somatic Psychotherapy, this is a process that recognizes the intimate relationship between the human body and the psychological well-being of a person. Body-Centered Psychotherapists view the body as a resource for self-discovery and healing.

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
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Beacon Health

  • United Health

  • Brown University Student Insurance

  • Johnson & Wales University Student Insurance

  • RISD Student Insurance

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Paul can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Message to clients

"I offer psychotherapy in a safe and collaborative environment where you can explore the challenges of everyday living. Whether it's dealing with relationships or navigating persistent and difficult emotions such as sadness or anxiety, I will work as a guide to help you find your inner resources and create the life you want and deserve"

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

Salve Regina University, MA, 2010
Salve Regina University, BA, 2007