Family Therapists in Rhode Island

Find the best family therapists in Rhode Island. Family can be a source of love and encouragement, but relationships with parents, siblings, children and other relatives can also give rise to mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. Family therapists help clients with a range of issues including parent-child conflict, friction with siblings, cultural conflict, and abuse.

The following therapists specialize in family therapy. Most are based in Providence, but there are therapists practicing throughout the state. Rhode Island therapists accept payment from a variety of insurances, most commonly Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, and UnitedHealthcare. It’s also possible to find family therapists who are in-network with other major insurances, and a number accept payment from the state’s university health plans. If you end up paying out of pocket, sessions typically range from $125 - $250+ per session.

Family therapy sessions can last 45 minutes to more than an hour. Therapists use a range of approaches to treat family issues, including but not limited to: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems therapy, and mindfulness practice. Some approaches are meant for individual therapy, while others may require two or more family members to attend.

Find vetted family therapists in Rhode Island below. Click on any therapist to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

Family Therapists in Rhode Island

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How to find a family therapist in Rhode Island

What can family therapy help with?

Conflict among family members is normal – at times, acknowledging conflict is even healthy – but sometimes these conflicts become unhealthy and foster conditions like anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

Using a variety of techniques including ACT, CBT, mindfulness practice, and traditional talk therapy, family therapists can help clients improve communication skills, resolve their conflicts, and forge healthier family relationships. In other cases,, family therapists can help clients accept and live with the decision to move on from unresolved familial issues and conflict.

How much do family therapists charge in Rhode Island?

If your therapist accepts insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per session. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay $125 to $250+ per session until your insurance starts contributing. Similarly, if you’re paying out of pocket, family therapy sessions in Rhode Island cost anywhere from $125-250+ per session.

You can also ask your therapist if they offer a sliding scale, or reduced fee, to clients with limited financial resources. In Rhode Island, sliding scales can range between $80 and $150 per session.

Does health insurance in Rhode Island cover family therapy?

Yes. many therapists in Rhode Island are in network with at least one insurance. The majority accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, and UnitedHealthcare, and it’s also possible to find family therapists who are in-network with Aetna, Beacon Health, Cigna, Consolidated Health Plans, First Health, Medicaid, Medicare, Multi-plan/PHCS, Neighborhood Health, and Tricare.

There are a number of family therapists who also accept payment from the state’s various university health plans.

You can see a therapist who isn’t paneled with your insurance, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher as you’ll only receive partial reimbursement. For details about your out-of-network coverage, contact your plan or search your plan documents for your summary of benefits.

Where are most family therapists in Rhode Island located?

Most family therapists in Rhode Island are located in Providence, but there are practitioners throughout the state in cities like Pawtucket, Warwick, Bristol, and Newport.

Many family therapists also offer remote or online counseling, which is great for managing medications and keeping up with therapy during busy times.

What should I look for in a family therapist?

The therapist should ideally have experience with the family issues that are concerning you.

It’s also important to consider whether you see yourself forming a personal connection with your therapist, and whether their style works for you. Some family therapists are reflective and spend most of their time listening; others are directive, setting agendas and assigning homework to be completed between sessions.