Pamela  Lacerda
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Pamela Lacerda

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
East Providence Not Accepting In-person

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Updated October 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Social-cultural pressures
  • Relational resiliance

Professional statement

Pamela Lacerda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in East Providence, RI. Pam’s passion is working with women - she believes that women’s experiences are all unique and worth exploring in a safe, inviting therapeutic space. Pam supports her clients through symptoms like sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem and self-worth, anxiety, confusion, intrusive thoughts, and poor body image.

WIthin Pam’s session, clients may encounter elements of trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a type of therapy that takes a close look at the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Pam’s therapeutic style also draws from evidence-based Internal Family Systems theory, which believes that each person’s mind has multiple parts to it and aims to integrate these parts to find balance. Pam also believes in the power of mindfulness practices and often brings activities like breathing exercises or meditation into her sessions.

Pam earned her Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island College School of Social Work. She also participated in extensive training at the Trauma Center at JRI, as well as in topics such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating. Pam strives to foster a deep and meaningful connection with each one of her clients as they work towards well-being and empowerment.


Message to clients

We all need a hand sometimes, perhaps now more than ever. I specialize in working with girls and women ages 15-75. I believe women are unique and that our strengths, needs and experiences are unique; my approach is tailored to those unique strengths, needs and experiences. I whole-heartedly believe that the connection and relationship between client and therapist is one of the most healing aspects in psychotherapy. Through therapy we can learn to develop mutually empowering, growth- fostering connections and to resist disconnections.

I support individuals through difficult times, and work with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, body image, self-esteem, relational resilience, grief & loss, relationship/family concerns, LGBTQ, alienating social-cultural pressures growth, and creating more meaning and purpose in one's life.

Our stories may be different, but we all have one. Making time for yourself during challenging times, is often the kindest thing you can do for yourself. It may be what changes your life. If you would like more information, please call, or send a brief email via the link on this page, or the contact form on my website. I look forward to speaking with 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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Social-cultural pressures - Role expectations and worth based on appearance, mood, care-taking, and/or cultural history and background

Relational resiliance - Involves movement toward mutually empowering, growth- fostering connections in the face of adverse conditions, traumatic experiences, and alienating social-cultural pressures. It is the ability to connect, reconnect, and/or resist disconnection.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $65 - $110
  • Initial session: $135 (50min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

East Providence practice
400 Massasoit Avenue, Suite 105, 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 11:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Private practice, 2013 - Present

Justice Resource Institute, Treatment of Traumatic Stress, 2012
Rhode Island College, MSW, 2007


Languages

English