Kayla  Rios
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Kayla Rios

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Accepting Online
East Providence Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 1, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Kayla Rios is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who welcomes all individuals into a safe space. Kayla has worked with individuals with symptoms of depression and anxiety, difficult life transitions, substance use, and many other conditions that can take a toll on daily life.

Kayla’s approach is rooted in different models that include person-centered theory, a combined approach where Kayla helps guide and support the individual to create the change they would like to see in themselves; as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that looks at thinking patterns and feelings and how they relate to our behaviors. All clients are different and Kayla tailors her approach in order to best serve each individual.  

Kayla’s style is collaborative, focusing on a trust building relationship that fosters a safe environment to help create sustainable changes. Her priority is having the client feel heard.

Kayla received her Master’s in Counseling from Johnson and Wales University. She has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years with experience in home-based, inpatient, and residential settings. Kayla welcomes all individuals to the practice.


Message to clients

I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life and believe that therapy can be for everyone. I love building connections with the people I work with! When working with me, you can expect a warm welcome and a safe space to be able to build trust and see the changes you want for yourself occur.

I like to help empower individuals with my strength-based approach, and guide individuals in making the changes they want to see within themselves. My hope is that you will be able to recognize that you hold the key to all your future triumphs!

Throughout this collaborative process, I will be with you, honored to be able to join in on your development. Whether you are feeling like you just need to talk to someone outside of your circle, a significant life event has transpired, or you’re struggling overall, I am glad you made a choice to seek therapy. Thank you for taking this first step.


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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

East Providence practice
410 N Broadway, East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

NAFI, Clinical Director/Clinical Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Community Care Alliance, Team Lead/Supervisor, 2018 - 2019
Providence Center Crsis Stabilization Unit, Case Manager, 2016 - 2018

Johnson and Wales University, M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, 2019


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC01211


Languages

English