Susanna Angelillo

Susanna Angelillo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments



Young Adults
College Students
Seniors (65+)

Specialties & expertise

  • Cultural or international adjustment

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Existential challenges

  • Family issues and parenting

  • Life transitions

  • Loss and grief

  • Mood challenges

  • Relationship difficulties, couples and marital counseling

  • Trauma and abuse

  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Susanna received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Lo Spazio Psicoanalitico in Rome, Italy. She has been in practice for over 25 years as a private practitioner and clinician at various mental health clinics including Riverwood Mental Health Services, Family Service of Rhode Island, and St. Mary's Home for Children. 

Susanna practices a combination of Psychoanalytic, Psychodyamic, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has particular expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, loss and grief, parenting and relationship problems, as well as helping international students navigate the challenges of adjusting to a new country.

Susanna sees clients of all ages, from children to elders, and also offers couples therapy. She provides care in both English and Italian.


ADHD – Managing ADHD and its effects on personal life
Anxiety – Including general anxiety, social anxiety, and panic attacks / disorder
Bipolar disorder
Cultural or international adjustment – Including transitioning as an international student, or out-of-state student
Existential challenges – Including navigating college and career paths, one's purpose
Family issues and parenting – Navigating parent-child and sibling relationships
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, graduation, job transition
Loss and grief – Work with death, illness and relocation
Mood challenges – Including bipolar disorder, depression
Relationship difficulties, couples and marital counseling  – Including improving communication among the couple
Trauma and abuse  – Including trauma from sexual abuse, childhood trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Substance abuse – Including tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Brown Student Health Insurance

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health

  • Johnson & Wales University Student Insurance

  • Neighborhood Health

  • RISD Student Health Insurance

  • Tufts

  • United Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $130/session (60min)

  • Ongoing sessions: $100/session (45min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $80 - $100 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy

Therapist's note: If you are of low income, please do not hesitate to contact me to inquire about the affordable care options through my sliding scale fee structure

Message to clients

"Finding a therapist can be a difficult process. If you are reading this is because you may be looking into starting that journey, it is important that you feel comfortable with the person you choose. I am passionate about helping patients change and improve the quality of their lives. My goal is to provide a safe and judgment free space where you can heal and grow to live a healthy and fulfilling life. I have 25 years of experience, and have worked in Italy and the USA. Psychoanalyst by training, my approach is tailored  to the patient's needs, often combining a psychodynamic approach, which is a more insight-oriented therapy that focuses on the patient’s self awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on the present, with a Cognitive Behavioral approach, which tends to be goal-oriented and a more practical approach to problem solving."

For international students: "Finding a therapist can be a challenging  and confusing process, especially if you are coming from a different country. I have experience treating individuals from diverse educational, racial, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds. I am happy to help students adjust, cope, and adapt to living in a new country and managing the stress related to academic demands."

Education and work experience

Private Practice, Providence, RI, 2008 - Present
Riverwood Mental Health Services "Housing First", First Clinician, 2008 - 2015
Family Service of Rhode Island, Outpatient Clinician, 2007 - 2009
St. Mary's Home for Children, Acute Residential Treatment Program Clinician, 2006 - 2007
Family Service of Rhode Island, Children Intensive Services Clinician, 2004 - 2006
Laboratorio Psicoanalitico Prati, Outpatient Clinician, 1999 - 2003
Private Practice, Rome, Italy, 1998 - 2003

Lo Spazio Psicoanalitico, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Rome, Italy, Specialization in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, 1993
Scuola Romana Rorschach, Three Year Diploma in Rorschach Test, Rome, Italy, 1986
Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Bachelor of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Rome, Italy, 1986



Client testimonials

I saw Dr. Angelillo so she can help me with my depression. She quickly became familiar with my situation and tried to understand what I was going through. She was able to offer advice and ways to make myself happier. She is also open to calls when you feel that you need to talk. She is the best!

She is not your typical therapist that just sits and ask questions, but instead is able to have a full on conversation with you. It’s great!
— Brown University student (2015)
I see Mrs. Angelillo once a week, sometimes twice a month to maintain a good attitude in life. She projects calmness and positive energy that puts me at ease, weather it is the peak of a hard situation or simply coping with uneventful life occurrences. She is a great listener, has a wide range of personal experiences to draw from, and possesses a sophisticated understanding of therapy.
— Sensitive, single, foreigner, extrovert, a creative with a competitive professional edge, mid 30s (2015)
In the past, I have tried to make connections with therapists; however, I never went to more than one or two sessions. I am grateful that I was able to find and to make a connection with Susanna. Susanna is a very warm and nonjudgmental person. She is an amazing listener and she is also reliable. Susanna works to maintain a confidential relationship with her patients and she is available as much (or as little) as you need her. It is without hesitation that I recommend her to anyone that needs help during a crisis and/or to have a safe place to vent as needed.

[Reason for seeing Susanna:] I was struggling to balance my work and home commitments. Also, I was struggling setting limits with people.
— Educator and Mother, early 30s (2015)