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280 Broadway, Suite 202
Providence, RI 02903
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David Michaud
LICSW
Email: dmichaud@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: 888-754-4973 Ext.: 128
Availability: Monday to Friday
Summary

Are you experiencing work or relationship stress, grief over a recent loss, does a family member have problems with substance use or are you going through a difficult life transition such as divorce or separation? In my practice I treat clients who who are coping with difficult life transitions and those experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, loss, or have work and relationship issues. 

 

I also treat clients who have family members with substance use issues . My approach is collaborative and supportive and I integrate a number of different modalities in treating clients, such as psycho dynamic. insight oriented and recovery and strength based treatment .

 

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Providence, RI 02903
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Francine, Melanson-Rose
LICSW
Email: fmelanson@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: 866-754-4973 Ext.: 125
Availability: Tuesday and Thursday
Summary

Greetings, I have a MSW from Boston University and a BS in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Rhode Island. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island. Since obtaining my MSW I have worked in a Family Service agency counseling children and adults, as a care coordinator for high risk pregnant women in a prenatal clinic located in the inner-city of Providence, as a Clinical Social Worker for twenty years on adult inpatient psychiatric units located in a general hospital and for the past fourteen years have been servicing adults eighteen years old and older as a psychotherapist in outpatient practices.

 

My specialties include the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, women’s health issues, occupational stress. life transitions, relationship issues and survivors of domestic violence and abuse. I am impassioned by the work I do with my clients. My therapeutic approach is strength-based, to focus on the positive attributes you already have, the journey your life has taken you and how you become resilient.

 

I am looking forward to working collaboratively with you towards wellness and empowerment.

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Providence, RI 02903
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James, Lawless
LMHC
Email: jlawless@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: 866-754-4973 Ext.: 124
Availability: Weekday evenings and Saturdays
Summary

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island with a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Salve Regina University. I am interested in helping individuals that are confronted with difficult challenges and want to achieve lasting, meaningful change their lives. I have experience working with people of diverse backgrounds with a broad range of presenting concerns and have developed expertise in addressing personal crises, depression, anxiety, family and relational issues, adjustment problems, grief and loss, characterological issues, and substance abuse. 

 

Whether you are trying to develop healthier habits or have reached rock bottom, I will create a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where we can collaborate and develop a plan for you to make practical, positive changes in your life. I use a person-centered and strengths based approach which will empower you to take control of your life and learn the skills necessary to accomplish your immediate and long-term goals. 

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Chelsea, Hill
LICSW
Email: cshill@empowermentcpc.com
Phone: 866-754-4973 Ext.: 123
Availability: Wednesday - Friday
Summary

Hello and welcome!  My goal is to create a safe, comfortable and judgement free space for you to explore and examine aspects of you life that have or are causing you distress.  As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to; identify your goals and strengths, empower you to make lasting change, help you rediscover hope, peace, and balance, and experience emotional and/or spiritual healing.

 

Every person brings their own unique experiences and perspectives of the world into therapy, and because of that, there is no “one size fits all” model that I use in practice.  Instead, I incorporate elements of; Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Therapy, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness Therapy, Mind-Body Techniques, Coaching, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Christian Counseling Techniques, to meet you where you are and encourage you toward your individual goals and ultimately your life vision. 

 

I have a wide range of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families who have been directly impacted by or have experienced; complex trauma, neglect, violence (community or domestic), sexual abuse or assault, chronic shame, major life transitions, relational or relationship issues, crises of faith, symptoms of anxiety and/ depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, adjustment issues, loss, emotional regulation issues and compassion fatigue/burnout. 

 

Whether you are dealing with any of the above situations or struggling in another area, I invite you to reach out and start your journey toward holistic change and healing.

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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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Tina, Ptaszek
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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Catherine, Cummins
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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