Therapists Specializing in Substance Abuse in Rhode Island

Substance abuse is a mental health concern that involves the harmful use of alcohol, drugs, or other substances. Any substance use that raises concern, leads to impairments in daily functioning, or causes distress is important to discuss with a professional. Specialized and knowledgeable therapeutic care can help both the individual experiencing addiction or navigating recovery, as well as their family and loved ones.

The following therapists can help individuals understand the role of substances in their life and lessen their impact. Treatment approaches vary, but therapists with expertise in this area may use harm reduction or motivational interviewing techniques to help clients build momentum and commitment toward behavior change. Other therapists might bring specific expertise in other efficacious modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or family behavior therapy (FBT).

Find therapists in Rhode Island who specialize in substance abuse below. These 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!


Andrew  Leonard

Andrew Leonard

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Medicare, United Healthcare, 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, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $150 per session

Coming into therapy can be an extremely difficult decision. As such, the respect and appreciation I have for the courage it takes to reach out for help and to allow yourself to be vulnerable in therapy is immeasurable. The responsibility that comes along with this as a psychotherapist is something I will never take lightly or lose sight of. Therefore, I am 100% committed to the work we undergo together and will always aspire to offer a treatment environment in which you feel comfortable, respected, and valued at all times by a competent and empathic professional.

Our work together will always be a collaborative effort. If you find that you are having trouble believing in yourself, know that I do, and that we will work to get you to the point where you do as well. I truly believe that every human being is capable of making positive, meaningful changes, even when it may be challenging to believe this initially—all it takes is a small amount of willingness and open-mindedness to build upon. The fact that you are even reading this right now shows that you have both of these already.

Whenever you feel ready, please do not hesitate to reach out to chat a bit about any questions you may have or just to see if we are the right fit.


Hartselle and Associates

Hartselle and Associates

10 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $1000 per session

Hartselle & Associates is a small, client-focused practice with a tailored approach to fit each patient's unique needs.
The physicians at Hartselle & Associates provide premium service for busy adults, children, and families who are looking to maximize results with a trusted clinician.


Michael  Wolfe

Michael Wolfe

2639 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

10 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $1000 per session

I have worked throughout my academic and professional career to make myself accessible as a person and psychiatrist. I work very hard to create an environment where you can speak openly and honestly about your life and the things that are preventing you or your child from being the best "you." I want to help you feel confident and more able to do and get the things that are important to you out of life. I know it may be difficult to face personal struggles (anxiety, sadness, loss, grief, change, relationship distress, identity struggles, etc.), yet I will work to create a caring space where we can work together to assist you to access your talents, help you to realize or remember the abilities you have, as well as learn new ways to manage stress to grow and flourish. I will work with you to create an individual (and or family) treatment plan. If you are struggling with an illness that would benefit from medication, we can discuss options that may benefit your particular situation/diagnosis. I also provide therapy and medication (if needed) in one appointment if that is more appropriate for your circumstance. What is most important is to feel comfortable and heard, and I will do everything I can to make our work together collaborative.


United Paths

United Paths

110 Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI, 02860

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Cigna, First Health, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicaid, Medicaid (through Tufts), Medicaid (through United Health), Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Medicare (through United Health), Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, 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
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $120 per session

United Paths is a boutique clinical practice that provides services to children, teenagers (13-18), young adults/college students, adults, parents, couples, families, and older adults.
Clinicians at United Paths utilize a number of treatment options, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness practices, and more.


Cathay  Che

Cathay Che

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $225 per session

I'm a discreet, empathetic therapist who will listen to what you want and what you say very carefully, give you gentle but honest feedback, and help guide you towards solutions that are both accessible and sustainable.


RICBT

RICBT

400 Massasoit Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914

1130 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI, 02852

60 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $170 per session

RICBT is a psychotherapy and coaching practice with locations in East Providence, North Kingstown, and Barrington RI.

RICBT therapists are dedicated to helping clients develop a toolbox of strategies that will foster positive change and progress towards life goals.

RICBT takes a team approach to tackle difficult emotional, behavioral, and mental challenges. Therapists have a wide range of specializations, including: ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, fears, grief, OCD, pain, panic, phobias, relationships, sleep, and weight.


Alison  Akers

Alison Akers

5 Wake Robin Road, Lincoln, RI, 02865

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 per session

Your privacy is my primary concern. Coming to therapy outside of the city is a way to address highly personal matters, with a caring professional. I work with your needs with interest and enthusiasm, starting you on a path to progress.


Ruschelle  Khanna

Ruschelle Khanna

Online Sessions, RI

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

The relationship between you and your therapist is the most important indicator of success. Contact me today to see if we are a good fit.


Jessica  Ferrol

Jessica Ferrol

Online Sessions, RI

271 Post Road, Westerly, RI, 02891

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 per session

There are natural points in our life in which we become aware that in order to move towards a fulfilling life, we must challenge the way we are currently living. In making the commitment to change, we must accept that change is not easy – while also acknowledging that it is absolutely within our reach and is the only thing worth fighting for.

My career and research are focused on the body, mind, and spirit connection. My concentration is in Holistic Mental Health Counseling, and I have expertise in Ayurvedic medicine, Yogic psychology, Hakomi, and herbal medicine. I bring these fields of study together to form a thorough understanding of how to find the way back to balance.

The clients who will benefit most from my services are those ready to commit to creating the life they have always wanted and are willing to make the changes to get it. If that speaks to you, know that my position is to be your support and guide through this process. My approach is rooted in being lovingly attentive and non-judgmental.


Lifespan Recovery Center

Lifespan Recovery Center

200 Corliss Street, Providence, RI, 02904

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicaid (through Tufts), Medicaid (through United Health), Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Medicare (through United Health), Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $0 per session

The Lifespan Recovery Center provides services to people in our community who struggle with addiction to opioids. We combine medication-assisted treatments with psychotherapies and other supports needed to succeed in recovery.

Our center offers patients a multidisciplinary, evidence-based, recovery-oriented program that meets the full spectrum of medical and social needs of individuals who have opioid use disorder. Our team works collaboratively to assess, diagnose, and provide comprehensive treatment.

Please note that patients do not need a referral to access treatment. However, the center has a referral form in case it is helpful to providers who wish to coordinate care with their program. Download the referral form here.

For questions, please call 401-606-8530. If you have trouble connecting with the Lifespan Recovery Center, please email the Zencare team at hello@zencare.co.


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