LGBT Therapists in Rhode Island

The following therapists are some of the best LGBTQ therapists in Rhode Island. Find therapists whose practices serve the gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and queer community. Therapists have expertise in helping individuals navigate challenges related to identity, relationships, coming out, and family and cultural pressures.

In order to be listed on this directory, therapists must demonstrate their ongoing training and dedication to cultural competency, including understanding of the difference between gender and sexuality, being affirming of diverse identities, expressing a willingness to learn more, and focusing on identity only when it benefits the client.

In Rhode Island, it is possible to find therapists with extensive training in working with the LGBTQ community who are also in-network with health insurances such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, United Health, Neighborhood Health, Harvard Pilgrim, and some college insurance plans. Some psychiatrists do not accept insurance and typically charge fees over $300 per session. Psychiatric nurse practitioners may be able to provide medication management as an adjunct to therapy, and they tend to accept health insurances and offer lower fees than psychiatrists.

LGBTQ therapy sessions are usually 30 minutes - 75 minutes long. Most therapists with deep expertise in working with the LGBTQ community have offices in Providence. Find LGBTQ therapists below, as well as local resources for the LGBTQ community in Rhode Island.

Therapists for LGBT+ Issues in Rhode Island

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Finding LGBTQ treatment in Rhode Island

How much does LGBTQ therapy in Rhode Island cost?

LGBTQ therapy sessions in Rhode Island can cost between $85 - $250 per session. If you find an in-network therapist, you may only need to pay a copay, which is typically between $20-$40 per session; however, it is also important to check whether you have a deductible that needs to be met first.

What insurances are covered for LGBTQ therapy sessions in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, it is possible to find LGBTQ therapists who accept insurances in-network. These include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Tufts, Neighborhood Health, and some student insurances; however, many highly trained LGBTQ therapists often have long waitlists, so it is important to check their availability before reaching out. If a therapist seems like a particularly good fit, you may also consider asking to be placed on a waitlist.

LGBTQ resources and support groups in Rhode Island

What LGBTQ therapy treatment centers exist in Rhode Island?

East Coast Mental Wellness (ECMW)
Location: 1 Richmond Square, Suite 333W, Providence, RI 02906
Contact: Directly contact East Coast Mental Wellness 

East Coast Mental Wellness (ECMW) serves the LGBTQ community by providing mental health services for individuals and groups, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), yoga, narrative therapy, family therapy, play therapy, expressive arts therapy, and video-conference sessions. They also provide online therapy, hypnosis, immigration services, and school based therapy services. They address challenges including LGBTQ concerns, life transitions, divorce, loss and grief, postpartum challenges and infertility, and trauma. The therapists at ECMW specialize in challenges related to identity, including trans and non-binary identities and LGBTQ topics. ECMW is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment, regardless of one’s gender, sexual identity, religion, culture, or ethnicity.

Sojourner House
Location: 386 Smith St, Providence, RI 02908
Contact: 401.861.6191; Hotline (401) 765-3232

Sojourner House is a nonprofit organization committed to helping those affected by domestic and sexual violence. They offer assistance through their hotline, support groups, emergency shelters, transitional housing, sexual health advocacy, emotional support, and more. They also help raise awareness about domestic violence, teen violence, HIV/AIDS prevention, elder abuse, and LGBTQ partner abuse. For the LGBTQ-community, the Sojourner House provides services for those experience domestic or sexual violence including housing assistance, individual counseling, support groups, prevention education, youth services, and free HIV testing and sexual health advocacy.

What support groups exist for the LGBTQ community in Rhode Island?

Youth Pride Inc.
Location: 743 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903
Contact: 401.421.5626, info@youthprideri.org

Youth Pride Inc (YPI) is an affirming space for those ages 13 to 23 in the LGBTQ community. All programs provided are free of charge and include individual counseling, weekly discussion groups, leadership trainings, social events, and wellness activities. Visitors can enter YPI’s drop-in center, where they can play games, eat a healthy meal, get support, and make new friends. Every day, there is a different activity at YPI, such as dance classes, workshops, and yoga. YPI provides a safe and nonjudgmental environment where people can feel comfortable joining.

TGI Network of RI
Location: PO Box 40365, Providence, RI 02940
Contact: 401.441.5058; info@tginetwork.org

TGI Network of Rhode Island advocates for the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex communities in Rhode Island through support, advocacy, and education. They currently offer three peer-led support groups. The first is Borderlands which is open to TGI people and those exploring a TGI identity. TransPartners is the second support group and is for loved ones of TGI people. The last support group is TransFamilies which is open to parents and other family members of TGI people. Meeting days and times are listed below. Meeting locations are not included for participants’ privacy.

Borderlands: First and third Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm - 9:00pm and first and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Providence.
TransPartners: First Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
TransFamilies: Every month with a fifth Tuesday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in central Providence.