Seguin Spear is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who previously worked in private practice locations in the Bay Area, Japan, and Taiwan. She returns to the East Coast, where she grew up and attended college and graduate school, to provide psychotherapy and mindfulness coaching. She lived in a meditation community for six years and is dedicated to bringing her calm and perceptive eye to each session with her clients.
Seguin has particular specialty in assisting individuals coping with long-term and chronic medical conditions, family members managing caregiver stress, and individuals religious communities experiencing extreme spiritual states. She makes an effort to work with her patients in terms of location of services, and can discuss alternative meeting locations and phone/video call appointments if stairs are a concern.
In her practice, Seguin uses a combination of mindfulness practices, psychodynamic therapy, and supportive therapy to help her clients discover their innate strengths and grow towards their goals. Throughout her career, Seguin has served as an oncology and organ transplant social worker, a psychiatric crisis team worker for adults with HIV, and a resident meditation practitioner at San Francisco Zen Center.
Care-givers and loved ones - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
End-of-life support for patients - End-of-life support for patients
Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions; mindfulness in coping with chronic illness
Existential challenges - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Loss and grief - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief; processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one
Building emotional resilience - Building emotional resilience
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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Meditation, concentration, & mindfulness - Meditation, concentration, & mindfulness
Pain management - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain
Religious distress - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Transformative religious & spiritual experiences - Transformative religious & spiritual experiences
Self-compassion - Self-compassion
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Seguin Spear is not in-network with any insurances.
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Her office is located on College Hill in Providence, RI, walking distance from Brown and RISD.
Seguin also offfers remote video therapy to clients in RI, MA, and CA.
Private Practice, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Coaching, 2011 - Present
Brown University School of Public Health, Study therapist, 2017 - 2019
Stanford Health Care, Oncology & Liver Transplant, Medical Social Worker, 2014 - 2016
Mindfulness Skills Group Facilitator, 2010 - 2013
University of California, San Francisco, Substance Use Counseling, 2013
University of California, San Francisco, Mobile Psychiatric Crisis Team, 2007 - 2011
Smith College School for Social Work, Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative and End of Life Care, 2016
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2007
Mount Holyoke College, BA, Anthropology and Art, 1995
"Seguin offers clients a balance of keen intellect and intuition. She creates a safe and sacred space for clients where she holds their vulnerabilities and truths with respect and tenderness. She is equally committed to gentleness and honesty as well as awareness and accountability. Seguin’s varied and vast experience provides clients a deep and rich resource. I refer clients to her for the exploration of existential, spiritual, or religious questions as well as chronic and serious illness (cancer, living with pain, end-of-life care)."- Wendy Rogers, PhD • January 2017