Emily  Flavin

Emily Flavin


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated August 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma
  • Adolescent and Child Mental Health

Professional statement

Emily Flavin graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge MA with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies with an additional focus on Child Development and Education. After moving to California, Emily became a certified Montessori School teacher in the AMI training school in Mountainview, CA. In 2008, Emily decided to further her education and training by obtaining a Masters Degree at San Francisco State University in their Department of Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Program. In this program, Emily trained to work with populations across the lifespan. While obtaining this degree, Emily discovered her unique interest and skill in working with adolescents.

In the years since obtaining her Master’s Degree, Emily has worked in the field of addictions treatment, acute assessment in area hospitals (Hasbro/RIH, Bradely Hospital), community health organizations, high schools, and outpatient office settings. She has worked with the LGBTQI adolescent and adult population, and self identifies with this population, as well.

Emily specializes in working with teens and adults. Her work focuses on integrating modalities to support her clients needs based on their concerns when they come in for therapy. Emily utilizes cognitive therapy, CBT, trauma informed treatment and care models, self compassion techniques, mindfulness therapy, and psychodynamic theory when applicable. Emily has specialized in working with people who have experienced various types of trauma in their lives. She believes we come to places where we find ourselves challenged with an obstacle or are off balance, maybe just feeling unwell. Emily genuinely believes each of us hold the answers to our own truths; ultimately “we drive our own cars”. There are times we need support to find those answers, and assistance to getting and staying on course.

Emily is an LMHC licensed in the state of RI.

Message to clients

Hello. My name is Emily and I am therapist who has been working with people from all walks of life for 11 years. It has been an honor to assist in helping folks to find their way, or determine their next steps in more challenging times, or when increased supports are needed. I obtained my master's degree at a program through San Francisco State University and eventually moved back to the east coast. I have worked as a counselor in high schools and adult drug rehabilitation centers, as an outpatient psychotherapist for adults and teens, and provided crisis assessment hospital emergency rooms.

I am invested in providing you support, learning your unique attributes and qualities and walking that line with you to help you determine which direction is right for you. My approach is client centered, while also utilizing some additional therapeutic tools and frameworks (cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic and family of origin frameworks, trauma focused care, self compassion framework and mindfulness therapy) to help assist in generating some traction along the way. My goal is to hold space for what you need and to allow the time you need to explore that.

Life is a journey, and so we do our best to work on taking the next step.


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

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

Adolescent and Child Mental Health - Working with children and teens as it relates to mental health challenges in earlier developmental years


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Self Employed, Mental Health Clinician, 2020 - Present
Thundermist Health Center, BH Clinician, 2020 - 2021
Betterhelp, Telehealth Clinician, 2020 - 2021
Lifespan Inc, Bradley Hospital/Hasbro ER, Emergency Services Clinician, 2015 - 2019
Steppingstone, Inc. , Outpatient Therapist , 2014 - 2015
California Parenting Institute , Outpatient Therapist, 2010 - 2011

San Francisco State University , MS, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2010
Lesley University , BS, Human Development and Family Studies, 2008


Rhode Island: MCH00808