Christopher  Cardin

Christopher Cardin

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Updated March 25, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills

Professional statement

Christopher Cardin is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who specializes in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, loss, grief, and stress management. Christopher began his career in the human service field working with individuals with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. This work proved to be very fulfilling. After receiving his MSW from Fordham University, Christopher began focusing his efforts on providing services for homeless veterans in New York City.

Following a move to Rhode Island, Christopher’s main focus has been providing people with a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and collaborative space to grow and make changes to improve their well-being. Christopher utilizes a psychodynamic, client-centered approach based on several theoretical frameworks with an emphasis on CBT, DBT, and ACT. He maintains a license to independently practice in the states of New York (LCSW) and Rhode Island (LICSW).

At this time, Christopher is only accepting online/teletherapy referrals. All sessions will be conducted remotely through a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software. Individuals will not be required to download or purchase software to conduct these sessions.


Message to clients

No issue is too big or too small. I am here to listen and support you on your journey. We will work in a nonjudgmental environment where we can focus on your goals and move at your pace. We will work to improve symptoms and gain a better understanding of ourselves. My aim is to help individuals and families learn new skills to help enhance their overall wellbeing. The therapeutic process is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow. I have relocated back to Rhode Island after a lengthy foray in NYC. There is always time to discuss sci-fi novels and hockey games - most importantly I am here to help you.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Coping skills - Learning to build the skills to effectively deal with interpersonal and personal problems, tolerate stress and minimize conflict




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Christopher Cardin is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $75 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $75
  • Initial session: $100 (60min)
  • Longer ongoing sessions: $100 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-11:00am
  • Sun 9:00am-11:00am

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
VA Hospital, 2013 - Present

Fordham University, MSW, 2013
University of RI, BA, 2005


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02785

New York: 085307


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"He was very easy to talk to!"
- Zencare client • July 2020
"Christopher was very nice and understanding."
- Zencare client • July 2020