Find Therapists of Color in Providence, RI

Finding a therapist of color whose racial or ethnic background matches theirs is often one of the most important factors in a therapist search for persons of color (POC). Studies have shown the importance of finding and connecting with POC therapist: persons of color will often view ethnically and racially similar therapists as more in a position to understand their culture, values, and experiences, especially those relating to oppression, racism, and intergenerational trauma. Diversity in the therapy community is an important component of reducing mental health disparities among Black, Asian, Latinx, and other people of color; however, it can be difficult to find therapists of color, especially outside of large cities.

Find therapists of color and therapists who speak Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Cantonese in Rhode Island below. Most therapists of color in Rhode Island are based in Providence and accept health insurances such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Health. If you cannot find a therapist who is in-network with your insurance, ask about sliding scales; while the average fee for therapy in Providence is $80 - $150 per session, many therapists will offer more affordable fees as low as $60 per session. Visit therapist profiles to check availability and accepted insurances, and book a free call to find a great fit.

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Black therapists in Providence, Rhode Island 

Nikole Barnes, LICSW

Nikole Barnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI specializing in seeing young adults, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color, undergraduate, graduate and international students, and individuals experiencing phase of life changes. She has specialized training and focus in the areas of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, trauma, multicultural counseling, anxiety issues, depression and crisis intervention.

Languages: English

David Dove, PhD

Dr. David Dove, PhD is a psychologist in private practice in Providence, RI. He founded Dove Psychology in 2009, where he works to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for a diverse clientele. Dr. Dove has a research background, and is dedicated to staying up to date on cutting edge evidence-based treatments while maintaining a warm and welcoming practice.

Languages: English



Black therapists in Cranston, Rhode Island

Dawn Adeyemi, LICSW

Dawn Adeyemi is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with expertise in women's issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, unbalanced moods, relationship issues, nervousness, insecurity, burn out, indecisiveness, and trauma. Dawn specializes in working with women 18 - 40 years old on issues related to self-esteem, transitions into adulthood, and developing healthy relationships. Dawn also sees clients who have experienced trauma, such as domestic violence or childhood trauma, and helps them work through the beliefs that have developed as a result of the experience, in conjunction with mindfulness practices, guided muscle relaxations, and acceptance work.

Languages: English



Asian therapists in Providence, Rhode Island

Aleta Johnson, LICSW

Aleta Johnson is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in Providence and Barrington, Rhode Island. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, cultural and identity struggles, academic concerns, post-traumatic-stress-disorder, and relationship issues. Her areas of particular clinical interest are racial and ethnic experience and identity as it impacts mental health, and she enjoys working with individuals of color, including Asians and Asian-­Americans. Aleta has over 30 years of experience, 25 of which were in college mental health at Brown University's Counseling and Psychological Services.

Languages: English

Yumin Tan, LICSW

Yumin Tan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI. Her practice focuses on serving trauma survivors and high school and college students of Asian descent to help them as they build emotional resilience, navigate the space between two cultures, discover their unique voice, and develop their own value. A native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker, Yumin offers sessions in English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

Languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese 


Latinx Spanish speaking therapists in Providence, Rhode Island

Sonia Gomes, LICSW

Sonia Gomes is a therapist in Pawtucket, RI specializing in depression, loss, anxiety symptoms, communication skills, social skills, and adjustment to chronic illness and life changes. She works with adults 21+ years old in stages of change and those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and existential challenges. She offers sessions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mis especialidades incluyen trabajar con personas que luchan con depresión, pérdida, síntomas de ansiedad y adaptación a enfermedades crónicas. Trabajo con personas identificando síntomas promoviendo cambio y el bienestar.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Michelle Vitale, LMHC & Life Coach

Michelle Vitale is a licensed counselor and coach working with adults navigating transitions or challenges in their lives, work, or education. Her practice aims to help clients design what’s next and transform their challenges into opportunities for greater learning, possibility, and growth. Her work with clients blends both compassion and practical skills that holistically support personal and professional development; her clients build clarity, confidence, and take bold action in a fulfilling direction.

Languages: English, Spanish

Guisela Pinto-Caballero, LICSW

Guisela Pinto Caballero is a bilingual therapist in Providence, RI offering therapy sessions in English and Spanish. She sees clients for depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem, and has a particular interest in immigration issues. She is currently developing her private practice to support particular immigration cases. Guisela also offers empowerment coaching on a private-pay basis. Guisela supports clients with depression through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, breathing techniques, and supportive therapy. 

Languages: English, Spanish

Suzana Gertrudes, LICSW

Suzana Gertrudes has 15 years of experience in social work, and has been in private practice for 9 years. She has extensive experience working with various communities, including at Spanish-speaking, adolescent, and women's centers. She received her bachelor's degree in social work from Providence College, and her masters in social work from Boston College. She has also studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese



Medication prescribers of color in Providence, Rhode Island

Meesha Ahuja, MD

NOTE: Only sees college students who are 18 - 26 years old and graduate students over this age range.

Dr. Meesha Ahuja is a psychiatrist and the Director of the Young Adult Behavioral Health Program at Rhode Island Hospital. She received her MD from The Pennsylvania State University and completed her psychiatry residency at Brown University where she served as chief resident and her fellowship at Brown University.Dr. Ahuja provides primarily medication management for her patients. 

Languages: English

Eniayo Egberongbe, PMHNP-BC

Eniayo Egberongbe is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in medication prescription and management anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, substance use, and addictions. As the primary focus of his practice is medication management, he collaborates closely with clients and their talk therapists to ensure clients have the support of a clinical team.

Languages: English, Spanish



Portuguese speaking therapists in Cranston, Rhode Island

Lakshyan Schanzer, PsyD

Dr. Lakshyan Schanzer is a licensed psychologist bringing over 45 years of experience integrating Eastern and Western approaches to psychotherapy. At BodyMind Therapy in Cranston RI, Lakshyan offers a gentle, body-centered and meditative approach to psychotherapy, and a precise integrated approach to meditation and yoga programs. Some of the benefits that clients and students report include: Increased relaxation, less fatigue, enhanced capacity for pleasure and fun, relief of chronic tension and pain, resolution of inner and interpersonal conflicts, physical and emotional healing, and ability to make new life choices.

Languages: English, Portuguese



Spanish speaking psychiatrists in Barrington, Rhode Island

Lilia Romero-Bosch, MD

Dr. Lilia Romero-Bosch is a psychiatrist in Barrington, RI, where she works to bring medicine and mental health care together. She is dedicated to the practice of Functional Medicine, utilizing blood work, genetic testing, and other medical testing to provide specialized care and help her clients become as healthy as possible. Dr. Bosch was the first physician to bring Functional Psychiatry to Rhode Island.

Languages: English, Spanish