Laurie A. Thornton, MA, CAGS, LMHC

Laurie A. Thornton, MA, CAGS, LMHC

Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - MHC00385
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 01015
Office 1
154 Waterman Street
suite 10
Providence, Rhode Island 02906 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (Massachusetts)
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • United Behavioral Health

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Do you often feel misunderstood, even excluded? Do you feel as though there are things about you that make it difficult for you to fit in? There can be a significant tension between who we really are, and who other people would like for us to be. Maybe I can help with that. I use a personalized, positive, practical approach taking elements of CBT, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have extensive experience working with people with anxiety disorders (including OCD) and borderline personality disorder. I believe that everyone can change, when they want to, and that problems have solutions. I am good at seeing the potential in others.

I specialize in working with the LGBTQQ community, transgendered people, people with sex addiction, and people in alternative relationships.

I fully support the LGBTQQ community

**I have recently expanded my practice and am currently accepting new clients**

Email or Call Laurie A. Thornton, MA, CAGS, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01015

More Info About My Practice

I accept Blue Cross, United, Aetna, Neighborhood, Tufts and self-pay.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Witnessing people changing and growing.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Alternative relationships

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Reality Therapy

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