Affordable Low Cost Therapy Services in Rhode Island

Finding an affordable therapist in Rhode Island can be difficult. Most private practice therapists charge between $100 - $150+ per session and finding in-network therapists can be overwhelming: health insurance websites are often outdated and inaccurate, and those who are in-network are hardly ever accepting new patients because their services are so in-demand.

If you do not have the financial means to afford the typical Rhode Island therapy fees, there are a number of ways to afford therapy on a budget, including sliding scales and using out-of-network benefits.

Find therapists offering <$100/session in Rhode Island

Zencare therapists are quality-vetted to ensure you receive the best care. Find highly trained online therapists, watch videos, and schedule a free initial call to find a great fit! These therapists offer a sliding scale under $100 per session.

If sliding scales are still above what you can afford, below are institutes that offer need and income-based low cost therapy services, most provided by non-profits and therapist training institutions.

  1. Low cost therapy for students in Rhode Island
  2. Low cost therapy for LGBTQ folks in Rhode Island
  3. Low cost therapy in different languages in Rhode Island
  4. Low cost therapy for veterans in Rhode Island
  5. Low cost therapy for the homeless in Rhode Island
  6. Low cost therapy for older adults in Rhode Island
  7. Free helplines in Rhode Island
  8. Other low cost services in Rhode Island

Low cost therapy for college students in Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island Psychological Consultation Center

The Psychological Consultation Center (PCC) is a mental health service, research, and training facility that serves both the University of Rhode Island and greater Rhode Island community. Established in 1968, the PCC is a training clinic for doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical Psychology graduate program offered through the Department of Psychology at URI. The PCC offers individual treatment, adult assessment services, and a specialty clinic for children with anxiety. The Psychological Consultation Center provides services to individuals and families for reasons such as: depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, difficulty managing behavior problems with children, difficulty coping with stressful life events, coping with grief/loss, and a variety of other issues.

Focus areas
Depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, stressful life events

Fees
Fees are based on a sliding scale, determined by income and ability to pay. There is flat fee of $30 for initial evaluation.

Location
Chafee Building
142 Flagg Road,
Suite 100
Kingston, RI 02881

Contact information
401.874.4263

University of Rhode Island Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

The University of Rhode Island Couple and Family Therapy Clinic offers specialized expertise in relationship and family issues. Clinical services are provided under the Couple and Family Therapy graduate program, supervised by licensed and experienced faculty at the University of Rhode Island. Services include counseling for relationship issues such as family stress or conflict, couples conflict, communication problems, sibling and parenting relationships, and improving the parent-child relationship. Preparatory counseling for transitions is also provided, such as pre-marital counseling, step-family blending, divorce/separation issues, and birth, death, marriage, adoption, or relocation adjustments.

Focus areas
Relationship issues, life transitions

Fees
Fees are based on a sliding scale. The sliding scale ranges from $10-$40 and is based on income and number of people in the household. If clients have commercial insurance (e.g. Blue Cross, United, Etna), the clinic accepts co-payment if it is cheaper than the sliding scale fee and over the $10 minimum.

Location
2 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Contact information
401.874.5956

Low cost therapy for LGBTQ folks in Rhode Island

Youth Pride Inc.

Youth Pride Inc. (YPI) is a nonprofit agency providing an affirming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning young people to build community, develop connections and be themselves. Services include individual counseling: YPI’s two counselors are available for one-on-one counseling sessions on Tuesday from 4-8pm and Wednesday from 5-8pm. All information in these counseling sessions are confidential unless a youth discloses intent to harm themselves or someone else, or they disclose they are being harmed or abused. To make an appointment, email andy@youthprideri.org.

Focus areas
LGBTQ+, youth, individual counseling

Fees
One-on-one counseling is free of charge to youth.

Location
743 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903

Contact information
401.421.5626

Comprehensive Community Action Program

CCAP is a nonprofit agency in Rhode Island dedicated to fighting the war on poverty. The organization offers behavioral health services for anyone having difficulty coping with life's stresses; counselors are focused on helping clients develop healthy ways of coping with adversity and resolve problems that have created obstacles to leading full lives. Counseling for individual, couples, families, and groups, are provided by Licensed Independent Social Workers and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors. Clinicians are experienced in areas such as Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender issues, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and more. The team of clinicians work collaboratively with primary care providers, as well as other service providers, throughout the CCAP system to provide clients with the best comprehensive, quality care possible.

Focus areas
LGBT issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual abuse, trauma

Fees
Most insurances are accepted, and a sliding fee scale is also offered.

Location
191 Macarthur Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816

Contact information
401.467.9610

Low cost therapy in different languages in Rhode Island

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care offers behavioral health services to support the emotional wellbeing of each patient. The team works closely with primary care providers to screen and assess the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of each patient. Counseling treatment is provided by highly trained Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Individual and group therapy are provided, as well as referral services for those in need of more intensive, wrap-around services and various addiction treatment services. The team includes Spanish, Portuguese, and Creole speaking providers.

Focus areas
Individual, group therapy, addiction treatment

Fees
For patients without insurance, a sliding fee scale based on income and family size is offered such that no patient is denied based on ability to pay. The sliding fee also offers a nominal fee for those who qualify based on federal guidelines.

Location
39 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI, 02860
1145 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860
9 Chestnut Street, Central Falls, RI, 02863
1000 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI, 02863

Contact information
M-F: 8am to 5pm
401.722.0081

Find therapists offering <$100/session in Rhode Island

Zencare therapists are quality-vetted to ensure you receive the best care. Find highly trained online therapists, watch videos, and schedule a free initial call to find a great fit! These therapists offer a sliding scale under $100 per session.

Low cost therapy for veterans in Rhode Island

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans, their family members, and friends, who are seeking local support and treatment options for mental health. They provide information about signs and symptoms of topics such as alcohol or drug problems, eating disorders, chronic pain, feeling on edge, trouble sleeping, and many more. They also provide information about different medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, and schizophrenia. Make the Connection posts videos from other veterans about their experiences and life challenges since leaving the military.

Focus areas
Military veterans mental health information and resource locator

Fees
Make the Connection is a free resource

Location
N/A

Contact information
Veterans Crisis Line: 1.800.273.8255 (Press 1)

Low cost therapy for the homeless in Rhode Island

Thrive Behavioral Health: Housing First Model

Thrive Behavioral Health is a nationally certified community behavioral health clinic in Rhode Island. They offer a comprehensive range of evidence-based, personalized services to children, families, and adults who have been touched by mental illness, addiction or trauma. The Housing First Rhode Island program was established by Thrive to provide housing access, scattered site supportive housing, human services, and professional services to individuals who are impacted by chronic homelessness. While the program is based in Providence, it provides services to the chronically homeless population throughout Rhode Island. Housing First Rhode Island provides supportive housing services to individuals who are chronically homeless and have co-occurring or multiple conditions such a mental illness, substance use issues, medical issues, criminal justice involvement, or have been impacted by a traumatic event.

Focus areas
Supportive housing services, mental illness, substance use issues, trauma, criminal justice involvement

Location
344 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Contact information
401.272.3018

Low cost therapy for older adults in Rhode Island

East Bay Community Action Program

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the right services at the right time. Services include individual, group, and/or family counseling, evaluation, and medication support. Counselors specialize in serving adults, elders, children, and families who require therapy, medication services, and treatment for substance use disorder. The Suboxone Clinic at EBCAP is available for those living with an Opiate addiction who embrace recovery through therapy and medicated assisted withdrawal.

Focus areas
Adults, older adults, children, families, therapy, medication services, substance use

Fees
Services are available for uninsured or underinsured. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. In addition, many other types of insurance are also accepted.

Location
100 Bullocks Point Avenue
East Providence, RI 02915

Contact information
401.437.1008

WellOne

WellOne is a community-focused health center, helping people attain their highest possible level of physical, psychological, and social wellbeing through treatment, wellness and prevention. Specifically, the Behavioral Health Program is comprised of numerous behavioral health staff who are licensed in their specialty. The Behavioral Health staff treats patients throughout the lifespan, and have specialized training in child, adolescent, adult, and senior adult issues.

Focus areas
Adult, senior adult, child, adolescent

Fees
WellOne accepts most major insurances, major credit cards and offer special programs for patients with limited or no health insurance. A sliding fee scale is offered that is based on income and family size.

Location
35 Village Plaza Way
Scituate Village Marketplace
Scituate, RI 02857

Contact information
401.647.6262

Free helplines in Rhode Island

The Samaritans of Rhode Island

The Samaritan’s 24 Hour Confidential Hotline/Listening Line has trained volunteers who use non-judgmental, non-religious befriending skills to help callers of all ages who are hopeless, alone, suicidal or seeking information to help a family member or friend. There is no formal caller-agency/volunteer relationship—the line is a self-help model, so callers who feel in need of someone to listen choose to call the line. Listeners do not provide professional counseling or case management, but can assist with referring callers to professional care and helping people feel more comfortable talking to a licensed medical or mental health professional. All calls are free and confidential within the agency. The line is open depending on the availability of volunteers.

Focus areas
Listening hotline

Fees
The Samaritan’s 24 Hour Confidential Hotline/Listening Line is a free resource.

Location
N/A

Contact information
401.272.4044 (or toll free in Rhode Island at 800.365.4044)

Rhode Island Recovery Helpline

Rhode Island’s recovery helpline is staffed 24/7 by English and Spanish-speaking counselors licensed in chemical dependency. Callers can connect to local treatment and recovery resources with the promise of confidentiality.

Focus areas
24/7 free helpline, substance abuse

Fees
The helpline is a free resource.

Location
N/A

Contact information
401.942.STOP (7867)

Other low cost therapy services in Rhode Island

Thundermist Woonsocket

Thundermist Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center. The behavioral health team includes licensed social workers, mental health counselors, and psychiatric clinical nurse specialists. They provide individual and group counseling, integrated behavioral health interventions, case management, and referrals. Thundermist behavioral health services program provides open access and immediate crisis-oriented interventions to our patients, as well as follow up.

Focus areas
Individual, group counseling, case management, crisis interventions

Fees
Thundermist Health Center accepts all patients regardless of their insurance or financial status. A sliding scale discount program is offered for patients with or without insurance and whose income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Qualifications are based on income and family size.

Location
450 Clinton St
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Contact information
401.767.4100

Day One

Day One is an agency in Rhode Island that is specifically organized to deal with issues of sexual assault as a community concern. It provides treatment, intervention, education, advocacy, and prevention services to Rhode Islanders of all ages, from preschool children to elder adults. Professional staff offer trauma-informed clinical services, designed to provide a safe and comforting place for clients. Services include individual and group counseling, family therapy, trauma assessment evaluations, trauma-sensitive yoga, and teen and adult survivor groups.

Focus areas
Individual and group counseling, support groups, trauma, sexual assault

Fees
Day One accepts most insurance. Clients do not need to have health insurance to be supported by Day One.

Location
100 Medway St
Providence, RI 02906

Contact information
401.421.4100

Newport County Community Mental Health Center

Newport Mental Health is a nonprofit that provides trauma informed evidence-based services to children, adolescents, families, and adults who are experiencing problems with mental illness, substance abuse or stress in their lives. The team of therapists, psychiatrists, and support staff provide counseling and other behavioral health services to help clients along their unique path of recovery. For those needing more support, NCCMHC teams also work together with clients with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. NCCMHC also serves children and adolescents with emotional, and behavioral challenges, such as anxiety and depression, substance abuse, and more.

Focus areas
Individual, family, and group therapy

Fees
Most health insurance plans and major credit cards are accepted. In order to provide services to clients without insurance, a sliding fee scale is also offered.

Location
127 Johnny Cake Hill
Middletown, RI 02842

Contact information
401.846.1213

Find therapists offering <$100/session in Rhode Island

Zencare therapists are quality-vetted to ensure you receive the best care. Find highly trained online therapists, watch videos, and schedule a free initial call to find a great fit! These therapists offer a sliding scale under $100 per session.