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Todd Cassidy

LICSW

Phone: 866-754-4973 Ext:139

Availability: Wednesdays - Fridays

Summary

Mr. Todd Cassidy, LICSW, is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Social Work. Mr. Cassidy has fifteen years of experience providing services to adults struggling with substance use and mental health disorders within the Greater Boston area.


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.


He graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Salem State College in 2008. Mr. Cassidy has experience providing psychotherapy with such modalities as cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, relapse prevention therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy.

He has worked extensively with individuals coping with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, HIV/AIDS, and post-traumatic stress. Mr. Cassidy has a special focus on providing clinical services to members of the GLBT community.


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Arthur Erskine
LMHC
Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Summary

Hello, I’m Art Erskine and I have been counseling individuals, families and groups since 1998.  I graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology.  The bulk of my early training centered around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Structural Family Therapy.  Motivational interviewing, aggression replacement training,  person centered therapy, and coaching have been skills I have built over the years.  I have spent time working with individuals around anxiety, depression, mood disorders,  trauma, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders through the years.

 

At this time, I am beginning my work in a new counseling environment with Empowerment Counseling and Psychotherapy Center after many years in the field. I welcome the opportunity to support those who are looking for new beginnings or continuing their journeys to be the best self they can be.

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Alyssa Boudreau
LMHC
Availability: Monday - Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Summary

Sometimes asking for help is the bravest move you can make. But you don’t have to go at it alone.

 

My goal is to walk this journey with you and help guide you to healing, strength, and happiness in your life. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Johnson and Wales University. I am here to explore your struggles, identify your strengths, and make improved and lasting changes towards the goals you would like to achieve.

 

I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with depression, anxiety, relationship and peer conflict, life coaching, self esteem, and stressful life transitions. My approach in counseling includes Person-Centered Therapy, Positive Psychology, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am also very solution-focused and work in a way that is very open and honest with my clients. I strive to create a strong and trustworthy connection with you so that you’re on a quick road to feeling happier and being the best version of yourself.

 

welcome you to come and see how useful and comfortable counseling can really be! You deserve happiness and fulfillment in your everyday life. I look forward to meeting with you, growing with you, and guiding you to conquer your goals!

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Sandrine Guilherme
LICSW
Availability: Friday - Saturday
Summary

My name is Sandrine Guilherme and I have been in the mental health field for twelve years. My goal is to remove stigmas behind mental health and to help people openly discuss their mental health through therapy.  It is normal to be apprehensive about seeking therapy, especially if one has never been before. An individual's motivation to seek therapy does not have to be the same as someone else, nor do things need to be  before beginning therapy.

 

My approach to therapy is always client focused. I work with patients on building their self-esteem and problem solving abilities, while empowering them to gain self-awareness on how to navigate their feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. I am well practiced in various treatment modalities, such as motivational, cognitive-behavioral, dialectic and psychodynamic therapy. I have extensive experience working with a diverse population. My specialties include depression, anxiety, stress, grief, among many others. I have worked with individuals across developmental lifespans (ages 5-99), who sought to learn different methods to handle challenges presented in their lives in a safe and emphatic environment. 

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Francine Melanson-Rose
LICSW
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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Lucy Buxbaum
LICSW
Availability: Monday to Wednesday
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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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Saira Qureshi
LMHC
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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