Yejide  Muhammad

Yejide Muhammad

She/Her/Hers

Master of Education, Ed.M. Counseling Psychology Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LADC Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, LCDP
Pawtucket Accepting In-person

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, for individual sessions from 1:00pm through 4:00pm.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays, groups 5:30pm-7:00pm

Tuesday and Fridays 12:00 noon-6:00pm individual session.

Updated September 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Black Men
  • Women's issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ms. Yejide Muhammad is a Licensed Independent Provider located in the downtown area of Pawtucket Rhode Island. Ms. Muhammad began working as a service provider in Boston Massachusetts in 1993, and since that time she has served in multiple treatment settings throughout Massachusetts. Ms. Muhammad earned her Master's Degree in Education in the field of Counseling Psychology in the year 1998. Shortly thereafter, she earned a professional License to practice as an Independent Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Ms. Muhammad specializes in working with Women and Children, and more specifically African American Women. Recently she has partnered with Black Lives Matter RI to offer groups specific to Black Men. She has provided services as a Therapist, Clinical Casemanger, Clinical Supervisor and Program Director. She has provided individual and group counseling including parenting, trauma, relapse prevention, anger management, and more. Ms. Muhammad uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including CBT, M. I., Relational, and Spiritual, when working with Participants. Ms. Muhammad understands that empathy, respect, validation, helping Women to find their voice, support and constructive feedback are necessary for growth and healing.

Ms. Muhammad has provided support, intervention, and education for participants who were challenged by homelessness, lack of income, legal involvement, substance use, depression, trauma, involvement with DCF, and other State agencies. Her clientele present requesting counseling and support either because they desire a change in their life, or because they are being mandated by a State agency. Ms. Muhammad is accepting of participants regardless of the source of referral and she believes that individuals can improve their qaulity of life, and acheive their goals with adequate treatment, resources, education, and support.


Message to clients

I understand that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons, but what they all seem to have in common is a need for support. Some can identfiy emotional pain and where it is coming from relatively easily, and others seem to struggle with narrowing down the primary reason for seeking therapy.

In addition, there is a specific population, the African American population, who present with acute truma symptoms from the current open season on murdering Black Men, and compounded by the complexity of the psychological trauma of the transatlantic slave trade.

I have worked with individuals of various ethnicities, who suffer from various types of traumas, sexual trauma, childhood trauma, substance use and the subsequent losses, and more.

My approach to helping clients heal include establishing a trusting relationship, empathy, validation and respect.

Using a multitude of techniques and clinical skill, I help clients to find their voices, usually lost during a childhood trauma, or later in life in response to a domestic trauma, or racial trauma.

Regardless of the origin or onset of the trauma, I believe that healing is possible. It is accomplished through relationships, through establishing trust, identifying strengths, providing support, love, spirituality, and knowledge of self.

In addition, I offer alternative coping, communication, and other life skills by role playing, refraiming, teaching limit setting, and self empowerment.

I understand that all therapist are not a good fit for all clients, however, I would like to explore the opportunity to work together with you.


Specialties

Black Men - Groups held at Black Lives Matter RI to address racial crisis and other truama specific to Black Men

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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 - A natural response to an unnatural event, deeply distressing, disturbing, shocking experience, sudden loss, chronic abuse.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

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

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $75 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $75
  • Initial session: $75 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $75 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $30 (90min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Out of network, fee is $75.00 for couples

Limited number of sliding scale fee openings for individuals $50

Group fees: reimbursement

In network : United Health Care, Mass Health, Neighborhood Health (Optum)


Location(s)

Pawtucket practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00-4:00pm & evening groups
  • Tue 1:00-7:00pm individual
  • Wed 1:00-4:00 & evening groups
  • Thu 1:00-4:00pm & evening groups
  • Fri 1:00-6:00pm individual
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Adcare Hospital, Clinical Supervisor, 2017 - 2019
HighPoint Treatment Centers, Clinical Director, 2014 - 2017
Women Incorporated, Clinician, 1993 - 2003

Cambridge College, Masters in Education in the field of Counseling Psychology, 1998


Licensure

Massachusetts: 17121

Rhode Island: CDS 00103


Languages

English