Therapists Specializing in Body Image in Rhode Island

Body image refers to how you think and feel about your body’s appearance, as well as how you think other people will perceive your body. Body image generally falls somewhere along a continuum, as you can feel different degrees of positivity or negativity towards your body that may change over time.

In reality, bodies come in all shapes and sizes and there is no one ‘normal’ body type. Unfortunately, however, we are exposed regularly to images of a ‘desired’ body type, which can lead to body dissatisfaction. For some, this can cause distress and may lead to various mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, or eating disorders. Many therapeutic approaches can help develop a more positive body image, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

To find the best approach for your needs, it can be helpful to discuss your options with one of the therapists in Rhode Island below who specializes in body image. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Natalie  Monaghan

Natalie Monaghan

545 South Water Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $200 per session

So many people feel alone in their struggles, as well as disconnected from friends, family, and self. Seeking support is a brave step that signifies the desire for change, fulfillment and/or connection. Building a relationship with a therapist who is a good match for you and experiencing good therapy will be life changing. It is so important to find a therapist that you respect and connect well with, someone who can bring care and comfort to your most vulnerable parts.
Message to clients with an eating disorder: Struggling with an eating disorder can be such a lonely and isolating experience. Feelings are often internalized and it feels foreign or too scary to externalize them in a state of pure vulnerability. The eating disorder behaviors are helpful to numb self and distract from the current emotions and/or present stressors in your life. Although CBT and DBT skills can be helpful tools to help restructure distorted thinking, regulate emotions and improve distress, I find that it does not shift behaviors. This result leaves people feeling hopeless and frustrated. I feel passionate that the work I do with my clients not only improves symptoms, but is also transformative in the way they relate to family, friends and self.


HAWK & hummingbird Holistic Healing

HAWK & hummingbird Holistic Healing

545 South Water Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $260 per session

HAWK & hummingbird is a holistic healing center located in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to traditional talk therapy, the center offers a wide range of integrative services, including acupuncture, massage therapy and meditation classes. 
The therapists at HAWK & hummingbird offer both individual and group therapy, and see individuals as well as couples and families. Altogether, the experts at the center are a diverse group of clinicians, meditation instructors, and consultants – all of whom are committed to providing holistic and highly individualized care to their clients.


Be Collaborative Care

Be Collaborative Care

439 Benefit Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $0 per session

Be Collaborative Care is a holistic eating disorder recovery center in Providence, RI that provides comprehensive care to individuals in all stages of recovery. Staffed by a team of social workers, dieticians, expressive arts therapists, and yoga therapists, Be offers individual and group therapy sessions, as well as the only eating disorder specific intensive outpatient program in the state.

Be is a unique treatment center in Rhode Island with its holistic, integrative approach, that supports individuals in reconnecting to their bodies and to loved ones. Clinicians at Be will collaborate with outside treatment teams to provide a full continuum of care. Be clinicians combine evidence-based treatments with a true passion for helping clients heal and are committed to going the extra mile to meet each client's needs.


Stacy Donn Cristo

Stacy Donn Cristo

252 Carpenter Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

As a holistic psychotherapist, I am most interested in embodiment. Our body is a fascinating landscape filled with information, wisdom, and truth that offers liberation from suffering. When we build a relationship with the inner landscape and knowing of our body we build a profound relationship with our Self. I want to hold space for care and trust and curiosity to emerge. If you are interested in personal growth or deep healing, whether it is inner inquiry arising, unresolved trauma, or phase-of-life challenges, together we work to find meaning, purpose, and reconciliation with a practice of mindful curiosity, compassion and the wisdom of your body.

I love working with Adults as we have agency! Young adulthood is a difficult yet fertile time within our lifespan; we have limited perspective and experience, yet there is so much to work with and so much ahead of us! Entering therapy at this stage allows us to build a strong foundation for the life ahead! In mid to later adulthood we have an amazing opportunity to get to know ourselves more fully and build from a foundation already set gaining clarity, meaning and purpose designed for the unique person that we are growing into!

At no matter what stage of our lives we find ourself in, growth can be very challenging and painful and we don't always recognize this pain as the signal to grow. And yet, it is!


Elizabeth  Didie

Elizabeth Didie

325 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Taking the initial step to find the right fit for your therapy is brave and inspiring. My hope is that you find your therapy with me to be a collaborative and authentic experience in developing the skills and tools needed to live a values driven life. My sincere hope is that you leave treatment with not only a better understanding of yourself, but an appreciation for your own resiliency and confidence in your ability to navigate and pursue your chosen life's path.


Jolie  Weingeroff

Jolie Weingeroff

150 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of treatment. As such, I maintain a validating environment to explore and develop a shared understanding of what brings my clients to therapy and how we can work together to accomplish specific goals and develop insight.

I frequently work with my clients to develop skills to manage their emotions, improve self-esteem, and establish deeper, more meaningful relationships. My style is direct, active, and flexible, with a focus on what works for each individual client. My clients would describe me as authentic and able to challenge them in a respectful and caring manner. My hope is for each client I work with to find and express their true selves.

I appreciate how challenging the process of change can be and have a great deal of respect for anyone seeking treatment. It is a privilege to accompany my clients as they develop a greater sense of fulfillment in life and more confidence in their ability to manage challenges. I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin this important process together!


Stephanie  Hartselle

Stephanie Hartselle

10 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $1000 per session

It's so helpful to find someone who you can just be yourself for an hour a week, talk about all the things that are important to you, and not have to wear a brave face or feel judged. It can be hard to reach out for the first time, but I encourage you to just call. This is a place where we work together on making you feel like you can achieve the happiness that you really deserve.

To college students: It can be incredibly stressful to move from high school to college – especially if you were a superstar in high school. Many people feel the need to be perfect, make the right decisions, and I work with you to feel comfortable with yourself, enjoy your academics and social life, and know that whatever happens, you're going to be a success in your own way.

To medical students: Having trained as a medical doctor, I know that medical school can be extremely stressful; and that there's a huge pressure to know all the small details. The reality is you're going to get this information over and over again; but it's very difficult to manage expectations and pressure. I work with you to make this training an enjoyable process, rather than a horrific stress in your life.


Adriana  DeMello

Adriana DeMello

325 Angell Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

I understand that entering into therapy can be very challenging so finding the right therapist is essential in making this process a success.


Aleta  Johnson

Aleta Johnson

184 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Cigna, First Health, Medicare, Providence College Student Health Insurance (Cigna), Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare), RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am a fairly active therapist who gives supportive, compassionate feedback, useful strategies for symptom relief, with your goals for wellness at the center of our work. Together we will work to integrate your challenges and losses into a stronger sense of resolution, identity, balance, resilience, and equanimity, finding many of your strengths along the way.


Pamela  Lacerda

Pamela Lacerda

400 Massasoit Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Anthem Blue Cross
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $65 - $110 per session

We all need a hand sometimes, perhaps now more than ever. I specialize in working with girls and women ages 15-75. I believe women are unique and that our strengths, needs and experiences are unique; my approach is tailored to those unique strengths, needs and experiences. I whole-heartedly believe that the connection and relationship between client and therapist is one of the most healing aspects in psychotherapy. Through therapy we can learn to develop mutually empowering, growth- fostering connections and to resist disconnections.

I support individuals through difficult times, and work with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, body image, self-esteem, relational resilience, grief & loss, relationship/family concerns, LGBTQ, alienating social-cultural pressures growth, and creating more meaning and purpose in one's life.

Our stories may be different, but we all have one. Making time for yourself during challenging times, is often the kindest thing you can do for yourself. It may be what changes your life. If you would like more information, please call, or send a brief email via the link on this page, or the contact form on my website. I look forward to speaking with you.


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