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Charlotte Raine

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What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

My go-to approach for helping in individuals in therapy is an eclectic perspective, consisting of cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and narrative work. I find that the best therapeutic approach is recognizing that there is no “one type fits all” treatment and that every client deserves treatment that is unique to them. I will often integrate a more holistic and mindfulness-based perspective with clients to help incorporate mind/body experiences, which aim to guide and encourage the clients to deepen their insight around their behaviors and how they navigate the world around them.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

I encourage and support clients in practicing skills such as:

  • Thought catching: Includes identifying and assessing automatic negative thoughts and behaviors, which we are often unaware of, as they are part of our default settings in reacting to specific thoughts, feelings, and events.
  • Observing, not absorbing: A philosophy-based skill that helps clients to navigate overwhelming thoughts and feelings by incorporating mindfulness skills such as placing one hand to your heart and one hand to your belly and reminding your body and mind where it is in space and time, often times prompting it out of a state of fight, flight or freeze.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy when clients begin to share successful moments where they found themselves struggling but were able to either use a skill or explore the (past) difficult moment with curious compassion. Clients begin to identify how they plan on integrating skills to better navigate the situation in the future and demonstrate a deeper understanding of what thought/feeling/behavior got in the way of them managing the situation in a way that they would have preferred.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement individual therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by practicing the skills explored and cultivated in therapy on a more day-to-day basis. Coping skills and insight are most powerful when integrated into daily systems that already serve and promote individuals' success. If you only practice skills in the moment of the crisis, they often don't work and lead to deeper feelings of frustration and anxiety.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can wonder about the version of yourself you would like to be. Is it someone who is more calm and patient? Someone who is less easily triggered by difficult people in their life? What about someone who feels more assured and confident in their decisions? We don't move mountains in therapy, but we begin to build skills and insight that cultivate feelings of confidence and compassion for who we are as people, exploring all the amazing, cool, and quirky characteristics that make us who we are.

Starting Individual therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, allows people to engage in private sessions with a skilled therapist, counselor, or psychologist. The core objective of individual therapy is to establish a secure and confidential setting where they can openly discuss whatever emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you face. Through these one-on-one sessions, the client and therapist work together to delve into, comprehend, and ultimately find solutions for the issues at hand in their life.

How does individual therapy work?

Individual therapy unfolds in a structured process, commencing with an initial assessment in which the therapist gathers essential information about your history, concerns, and objectives. Together, you and your therapist collaboratively establish specific, attainable goals for your sessions, which can encompass symptom alleviation, personal development, or finding solutions to particular challenges.

Can individual therapy help me?

Yes, individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, at Thriveworks can help you to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.

Is individual therapy conducted in person or online?

Individual therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does individual therapy last?

The duration of your individual therapy sessions will vary. The decision on the number and frequency of sessions is typically collaboratively determined by the client and therapist.

How much does individual therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Providence therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Providence
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Rasheed Is my therapist and he really helps me a lot . I would recommend coming here. It’s a really nice place and Rasheed is a really good therapist.!!
Read more Rasheed Is my therapist and he really helps me a lot . I would recommend coming here. It’s a really nice place and Rasheed is a really good therapist.!!
Riley Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Vivian provides a welcoming conversational space for exchange. She is able to listen with genuine care and when the time is right give feedback that is both empathetic and constructive. If I have to share a problem with her that might be difficult to share with even a close friend, I feel she is able to help coach me along with a patient reassurance that my thoughts and feelings will be considered without judgment. There may not always be a direct or immediate answer to what I’m working through but she is able to encourage healthy thought-habits and emotional strategies which help me to progress. I really appreciate her respectful frame of mind and down-to-earth personality, they make talking with her worthwhile.
Read more Vivian provides a welcoming conversational space for exchange. She is able to listen with genuine care and when the time is right give feedback that is both empathetic and constructive. If I have to share a problem with her that might be difficult to share with even a close friend, I feel she is able to help coach me along with a patient reassurance that my thoughts and feelings will be considered without judgment. There may not always be a direct or immediate answer to what I’m working through but she is able to encourage healthy thought-habits and emotional strategies which help me to progress. I really appreciate her respectful frame of mind and down-to-earth personality, they make talking with her worthwhile.
Providence Apr 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Providence is located at 245 Waterman St Suite 504A, Providence, RI 02906, between Wayland Ave. and Butler Ave.

Phone number

(401) 235-4170

Languages spoken by RI providers

  • English
  • Filipino
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