Whitney  Thompson
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Whitney Thompson

Master of Science, MS
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

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Updated November 23, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential challenges & life transitions
  • Feeling stuck
  • Mind-body wellness
  • Relationship issues
  • Addictions
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Whitney Thompson is a Body-Mind Therapist and Zero Balancing practitioner. She received her MS, MFT degree from Central Connecticut State University and her BA in Philosophy from Vassar College.

Whitney offers a unique body-based approach in which she helps individuals rediscover wholeness through bringing attention and compassionate awareness to the body. She practices Internal Family Systems (IFS) and integrates her experience as a Vipassana meditator to increase mindfulness, create a sense of safety, and build compassionate understanding both within client’s systems and in the therapeutic connection.

Humans are complex and so are their relationships. They are also profoundly creative, vibrant, and intuitively oriented towards connection. However, many patterns and outdated beliefs about oneself and the world can restrict the access and flow of these qualities both in an individual’s body, relationships, and life.

Whitney has a passion for exploring the individual and larger cultural influences that each client brings to sessions, both consciously and unconsciously. She is fascinated by attending to and holding space for the spiraling process as it emerges in dreams, dialogue, and life unfolding as it will.

Whitney’s intention for new clients is that by becoming more skilled at processing the pain and discomfort they carry, they will both strengthen their ability to witness it and actually begin to alleviate it.


Message to clients

For college students: There's often still a stigma with therapy; but seeking out a therapist doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you; in fact, it's usually the healthiest person that seeks therapy! I see therapy as a way to empower ourselves through exposure to new tools and exploration into new paradigms for living authentically. Being in an academic environment as a student, you're very much in your head, and it can be helpful to have the support to feel safe, turn off your head, and trust that answers can come from other places in your body.

For clients who've been in therapy before: Many clients who see me have been in therapy before, and have seen it be helpful to a certain extent until there's an impasse. I find that often happens when the client develops the intellectual understanding of what's going on, but it's not really changing how the problem is manifesting on a daily basis, and how it's showing up in their bodies. Working with me is partly about figuring out what's going on in your mind, but it's more about sinking into your own body, being curious about what you're experiencing, and connecting what you already know with what your body is feeling.


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

Existential challenges & life transitions - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Feeling stuck - Feeling stuck in terms of desired change and seeing results (eg. through therapy). Addresses this with majority of clients; helping clients who have tried many types of solutions and have lost hope in actively experiencing change

Mind-body wellness - A balance of physical, emotional and spiritual health involving changing thought patterns, nourishing the soul and challenging our bodies to impact quality of thought, self-esteem, and belief systems

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress




Clientele

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

Insurance

Whitney Thompson is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Providence practice
341 Broadway, Providence, Rhode Island 02909
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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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
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Work and Education

Private Practice, Body-Mind Therapist, Zero Balancer, 2007 - Present
Haddam Killingworth Youth and Family Services, Clinician, 2006 - 2007
Connecticut Valley Hospital, Family Services, rehabilitation program, 2006 - 2007

Central Connecticut State University, MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2007
Vassar College, BA, Philosophy, 2004


Languages

English