Rosemary Tregar, LICSW

Rosemary Tregar

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

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Clientele

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Parents
Seniors (65+)

Hours

Mon: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thu: Closed
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • College mental health

  • Addictions

  • Life transitions

  • Trauma


Professional statement

Rosemary Tregar is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a highly seasoned clinician with extensive training and experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions and mental illness.  With an office on the East Side of Providence, she supports many college students and graduate students, as well as young parents and adults of all ages.

Rosemary is committed to providing a nonjudgmental and welcoming environment for clients to openly share their concerns and feel genuinely heard. She has special interests in treating members of the LGBTQ community and others who are marginalized, including undocumented immigrants.

For clients with substance abuse challenges, she takes a harm reduction approach. Her work with substance abuse includes treatment of those whose lives are affected by the substance use of a parent or loved one.

Rosemary offers careful assessment for all clients and a customized approach to therapy. Each person is offered options for treatment, including psychodynamic approaches, behavioral interventions and existential work.  She shares a variety of resources, from her own collection of books and from her reading and ongoing training.


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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
College mental health – Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise

Existential challenges – 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
LGBTQIA and sexuality topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Substance use – Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health


Insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • First Health

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

  • Medicare

  • Tufts

  • United Health

  • Brown University Student Insurance

  • Johnson & Wales University

  • Providence College

  • RISD Student Insurance

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $205/session (60min)

  • Ongoing sessions: $160/session (50min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 


Message to clients

"My goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment, where you feel seen, heard and accepted. My hope is that our work together will help you to understand your experiences, and to expand your responses to challenges. Together, we will create a healing environment, using the best approach for you. I look forward to meeting you."


Treatment approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Self-Compassion TherapySelf-compassion allows individuals to turn understanding, acceptance, and love onto oneself to relieve mental health concerns, such as anxiety or insecurity. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Private Practice, 2007 - Present
School One, Providence, Clinical Social Worker
Community College of Rhode Island, Human Services Instructor
RIEAP, Inc., Early Intervention Substance Abuse
Butler Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Unit

Rhode Island College, MSW, 1988
Clark University, BA Psychology, 1971


Languages

English