Therapists Providing Gestalt Therapy in Rhode Island

Gestalt therapy focuses on achieving personal growth and freedom by increasing self-awareness in present moment experiences. The therapist engages the client in conversations and exercises that bring awareness to their thoughts, emotions, and movements in real time, increasing the client’s understanding and acceptance of their inner-self.

Find therapists in Rhode Island who are trained in Gestalt Therapy below. All providers 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!


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.


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.


Sara B. Knight

Sara B. Knight

Online Sessions, RI

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

Therapy is a mode of relational experience. Over the course of the initial sessions, I endeavor to build a trusting and open relationship with my clients so that we can address their major areas of concern in a high-functioning interaction where strengths and competencies are highlighted, resources are identified, and goals are discovered and evolve.

Note on sliding scale due to COVID-19: When I offer a sliding scale to my clients, we have a conversation through which we arrive at a reasonable fee based on their honest assessment of what is affordable to them.  We work it out together.  No one should be without access to good therapy, especially during these extremely difficult times.  That said, for those who are experiencing less financial hardship may elect to pay more, their generosity will offset the need of others and allow me to care for more individuals in greater need.  We are in this together.


Jacqueline  Meszaros

Jacqueline Meszaros

1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), 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
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $0 per session

I offer a safe and supportive environment for clients to examine and explore the challenges in their lives which have lead them to therapy. The goal of the therapeutic process is twofold: subjectively we seek an increased awareness of the underlying issues within the client's psyche and objectively we create a treatment plan to implement this self-knowledge into everyday action.


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.


Lakshyan  Schanzer

Lakshyan Schanzer

89 Garden Street, Cranston, RI, 02910

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Tufts Health Plan, 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, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $90 - $150 per session

My clients and students value health, self-renewal and self-discovery, and believe that each of us plays an essential role in our healing. I use a meditative, gentle and brief method that: 1) Helps you discover patterns of thinking, feeling and action, 2) Makes emotions feel safe, uncovers core beliefs and images; 3) Utilizes the innate wisdom of the body; and 4) Opens new life choices. Most of my work is with individuals or couples suffering from stress, grief, depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, relationship difficulties, pain conditions, and sleeping and eating difficulties. I accept most health insurances.


Ellen  Santaniello

Ellen Santaniello

305 South Main Street, Providence, RI, 02903

Online Sessions, RI

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

I think people are really brave when they decide to start working with a therapist. Often people think it’s going to be this awful, torturous, painful process, but one of the things I want to remind them is that it can also be really fun. We do a lot of laughing in this room, a lot of creative exploration, and a lot of laughing at our ourselves -- in kind, loving ways! So I just want people to know that all of our experiences are held in here, not just our misery and suffering and confusion and anger, but also our joy, our hope, our creativity, and our aliveness. Therapy, when its right, is a way to become more alive.


Ruby  Lee

Ruby Lee

10 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Online Sessions, RI

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

I want to acknowledge how hard it may have been to even get to this step of looking for a psychiatrist. Oftentimes it can be a process months to years in the making. Now that you’re here, I really encourage you to take one more step and reach out for support. Therapy is an investment in you. It is acknowledging that you are worth the time, and you are worth the effort. It can be so hard to be vulnerable and ask for help. My treatment approach is to work collaboratively and build a foundation for a safe and nonjudgmental environment, which will allow us to work together to explore and better understand your thoughts, emotions and behaviors.


Sage  Goodwin

Sage Goodwin

Online Sessions, RI

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $160 per session

I always feel honored and privileged to be allowed into my clients-into their depths with their trust. I believe that learning to be a therapist is a never-ending process, and that if I am asking my clients to be curious, I need to practice that in my own life. I have extensive training in many areas and bring them all into my work, tailoring the experience to each individual and couple. I will continue to acquire more tools, refine those I have, and keep digging deeper in my practice to meet people where they are, to hear what they want, and to challenge them to move towards more fulfillment. I want everyone to feel I am walking alongside them, working toward healing and beyond.
For individuals: There are many reasons to begin therapy, but typically people come to see me when they are feeling stuck or when life’s challenges feel overwhelming. We can collaborate to find new ways to look at stuck places that are internal (emotional, trauma, destructive thoughts, anxiety, depression, etc.) and/or external (relationships, work, financial, etc.).
For couples: Relationships are hard work and we all need help at times in navigating through stuck places. I am excited about emotionally focused couples therapy because it provides a real, emperically validated road map to getting unstuck and moving towards a deeper connection with your partner.


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