Lisa Reidsema


Lisa Reidsema


Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • E4Health
  • ESI
  • LifeWorks (formerly Ceridian)
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: Individual : $125 1 hour intake - $125.00 Individual 50 minute - $100.00 - 50 minute VSEE video $100 - Phone session $70 - Family in person only: 50 minute $150

Letters $50.00
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


194 Waterman St.
Suite 1
Providence, Rhode Island 02906

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My Approach to Helping

Everyday demands make creating balance in our lives a daunting task. I believe that a holistic approach to healing is one that can be most effective in bringing out inner strength and helping to create positive change. My philosophy is to provide a plan that is unique, individualized, and that includes a collaborative learning experience. I often recommend the use of alternative therapies (i.e., Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage, Aromatherapy, Tai Chi, etc.) to help support the inner connection to mind,body,spirit and ultimately the self as a whole. I'd be honored to accompany you on this therapeutic journey.
I'm a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals and am an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist. I'm also a Certified Addiction Professional in FL as well as having many years of experience working with teenagers and young adults.

More Info About My Practice

Initial Intakes are 60 minutes and are $125.00. Individual Counseling sessions are $ 100.00 per 50 minute session private pay. I do offer several reduced fee spots for those that are struggling financially and also offer video sessions at a reduced rate. See the website for more information.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy is wonderful for so many reasons:
It offers someone a safe place to be heard.
It allows someone the time to slow down long enough to take notice of the changes that are happening in our lives.
It helps us to understand the positive and move forward.
Human beings are complicated and as we have evolved our lives have become increasingly difficult and cluttered. Therapy can be a guided reflection, processing emotions, acceptance, and can truly help us to untangle our thoughts and in turn, often improve our lives.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I've had the great fortune to have been a teacher for many years and have been able to help many kids achieve their personal and academic goals. I feel that psychotherapy is an extension of my previous work and that the intrinsic reward you receive from helping someone to have the happier life is priceless.The Dalai Lama said it best "We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true meaning of life."

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors, addiction, artists, alternative lifestyles, teens, and young adults.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Yoga Therapy
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