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Hennessey, Kathleen

LICSW

Email: khennessey@empowermentcpc.com

Phone: 866-754-4973 Ext:.110

Availability: Mondays, Fridays, and every other Saturday

Summary

Kathi Hennessey knows that many people need help through some of the rough patches in life, while others struggle every day with a chronic mental illness. With empathy and acceptance, Kathi meets her clients at their current level of discomfort, addressing their concerns, taking into account bio-psychosocial factors that might be contributing to their discomfort. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing strength and evidence-based therapies such as Bibliotherapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, Psycho-education, Solution Focused Therapy, as well as Supportive Therapy.


Her specialities include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar, Blended Families, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Mood Disorders, Parenting/Co-parenting and Work/Career Stress. She works with adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families.


Kathi has been an outpatient psychotherapist for several years in Rhode Island prior to joining Empowerment Counseling and Psychotherapy Center. She has a history of providing intensive community-based therapy for children and families with severe emotional and behavioral disturbance and at-risk of out of home placements. She also provided emergency assessments in the home as well as the emergency rooms.


She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, who completed her Master of Social Work degree at Rhode Island College and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology at the University of Rhode Island.


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Lucy Buxbaum
LICSW
Email: lbuxbaum@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: (866)754-4973 Ext.: 122
Availability: Monday to Wednesday
Summary

I am a Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker, with a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and a certificate in psychotherapy awarded by the State of New York. I have practiced for 30 years in New York City and New Jersey.

 

My interests and experience include working with people suffering from depression and other emotional symptoms, as well as thought disorders. I use individual and group therapies, couples and family modalities to alleviate distress and bring positive changes to the patient’s lifestyle, interpersonal relationships and work. Guided by the principle that human beings need to belong to a valued group of the community, I help patients set goals of their choosing related to preferred roles.

 

Regardless of an outer show of indifference, people at base want to be a part of the mainstream of life. You deserve to live a satisfying life. I apply this principle to therapy. The process works and people grow from this endeavor.

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Ptaszek, Tina
LMHC
Email: tptaszek@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: (866) 754-4973 Ext.:121
Availability: Tuesdays
Summary

Hello and welcome to taking a step towards being the best YOU that YOU can be. I have been providing counseling services in a variety of settings for over 18 years. These include alternative school settings, in home services, and outpatient practices. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I believe that each person deserves to have a supportive and non-judgemental person that works to help them achieve their unique individual goals. I believe in working together with my clients to achieve their goals. Trust and communication are paramount in effective therapy practices.

 

I use a variety of approaches based on each person’s unique situation. These may include supportive therapy, reality therapy practices, behavior management, and cognitive behavioral therapy to name a few. I can also provide help with parenting skills, communication skills, social skills and effective listening practices. Each client presents with their own coping strategies, defense mechanisms, and issues. It is my job to help you sort through what has been working, what has not, and to help you challenge yourself to overcome these problems and progress along your life path in a way that is healthy and fulfilling.

 

I look forward to meeting with you and helping you with any challenges that you are experiencing in life.

 

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Cummins Catherine
LMHC
Email: ccummins@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: 866-754-4973 Ext:.117
Availability: Tuesdays from 5:30pm-8pm, Fridays from 10-7pm, and Saturdays from 10-4pm
Summary

Welcome to Empowerment Counseling & Psychotherapy Center in Providence, RI. I provide clinical support and treatment to children, youth, and adults, as well as families struggling with emotional, developmental, cognitive, and/or behavioral concerns. I have successfully treated clients presenting with trauma, emotional dysregulation, grief/loss, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, I have considerable experience implementing art and play therapy techniques into my practice. I integrate creative and hands-on activities to more readily engage children/adolescents in treatment. My belief is that YOU already possess the healing power of emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. My approach is gentle, respectful, and understanding of each person's inner capacity to grow.

 

For over 12 years, I have been treating clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, and behavioral disorders. I have completed a certification program in Traumatic Stress Studies. With a personalized commitment to your treatment, I create a therapeutic environment that includes comfort and safety to explore issues, interrupt old patterns, and reach overall well-being.

 

I provide a supportive environment to explore and replace patterns with simple changes so you gain knowledge of your strengths. Overall, I collaborate with you to determine your needs, goals, and best overall treatment approaches. Using guidance, discovery, encouragement, and an effective skill-set, I will be with you on your journey of self-discovery.

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Saira Qureshi
LMHC
Email: squreshi@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: 866-754-4973 Ext:. 115
Availability: Wednesdays & Fridays 10 am - 6 pm.
Summary

I am a licensed mental health counseling clinician in RI. I hold a master’s degree in Applied Education Psychology from New York University. I completed a post-graduate advanced counseling program at Rhode Island College and my clinical internship with Child and Family services’ intensive and partial hospital programs at The Providence Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

My counseling approach is person-centered and collaborative. It is based on Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Mind Stimulation Therapy (CMST) and Mindfulness skills and techniques. I follow the biopsychosocial and ecological models to assess different aspects and areas of clients’ lives to collaboratively plan their treatments with realistic treatment goals. Additionally, I use integrative techniques to best meet clients’ treatment goals.

 

I offer individual, family, couples and groups counseling. With children and adolescents, I employ play and art therapy strategies and exercises. I have experience working with clients diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Stress disorders, Personality disorders, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, emotional dysregulation, relationship problems and learning disabilities. Also, I can offer therapy to address self-injurious behaviors and lacking self-esteem in adolescents and adults, as well as trauma-focused CBT and grief therapy to clients of all ages.

 

As your therapist, I listen, help process situations and barriers to work towards building socially well-adjusted existence. As clients will consistently progress in their abilities for self-care and self-improvement, their symptoms will decrease and become manageable. Clients with successful treatment outcomes will be able to advance in realizing treatment plan goals. With practice of coping skills and self-awareness gained through therapy sessions, clients will feel empowered, begin living meaningfully, make conscientious choices and decisions and possibly engage in transcendental pursuits in their lives to deal with feelings of exhaustion, frustration, hopelessness, low self-esteem, emptiness, boredom or loneliness, etc. I also prepare clients for after-care with appropriate referrals to programs and services which they can reach out to after their treatment ends with me.

 

I believe that positive therapeutic alliance, effective counseling skills, mutual trust and commitment to treatment on the part of the clients greatly help achieve positive treatment outcomes and treatment goals. To that end, I ensure that clients are clear of what they can expect during therapy sessions with me. Clients will gain deeper insight into their core beliefs and unhelpful cognitive, affective and behavioral patterns, as they simultaneously begin to build their coping skills repertoire. Through psychoeducation and reflective practice by engaging in narrative and bibliotherapies, I facilitate clients in envisioning and moving towards independent, meaningful living. I show clients how they can welcome wellness into their lives through experiential nature conscientious living, and in turn, break through depression and anxiety symptoms, and substance use disorders. I focus on clients’ strengths, resources, talents, and intrinsic motivation to make desired cognitive, affective and behavioral changes in themselves to live happier, enriched, healthier, independent and responsible lives.


I look forward to working with all clients and effectively meet their treatment needs.

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