Paul  Zasada
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Paul Zasada

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
West Kingstown Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated July 26, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Young adult life transitions
  • Attachment challenges
  • Mindfulness based Body-Centered Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi Psychotherapy

Professional statement

Paul Zasada is a counselor in West Kingston, 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.


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


Specialties

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

Young adult 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

Attachment challenges - 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.

Hakomi Psychotherapy - Certification in Hakomi Psychotherapy, a therapy approach that takes into account the emotions in the body as they relate to psychological processes




Clientele

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

Insurance

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

Paul Zasada is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $120

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

Location(s)

West Kingstown practice
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 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • 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 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2012 - Present

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


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Paul is a great guy! He's very easy to talk to."
- Zencare client • February 2021
"I liked the overall feel and how comfortable I felt describing my concerns."
- Zencare client • June 2020