Anthony Parente is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Cranston, RI who works with a diverse population and age group of clients with a particular commitment toward serving adolescents, adults, and first-generation individuals. Many of Anthony’s clients come in seeking help for anxiety, depression, relationships, anger management, self-esteem issues, bereavement, and parent-child conflict in adolescence. He also has had success treating people with attachment issues, ADHD, and life transitions.
When clients first start therapy with Anthony, he creates a safe environment to build a strong therapeutic relationship in order to understand someone's story. Anthony’s approach is anchored in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which helps explore and challenge core thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors to challenge patterns that have created barriers to a healthy and satisfying life.
In session, Anthony uses a client centered, collaborative, solution focused approach to treatment implementing practical strategies such as cognitive restructuring, systematic desensitization, narrative therapy, bibliotherapy, and mindfulness techniques. This approach helps clients cope with life stressors, make progress toward a richer, more fulfilling life, and work toward building a more integrated self.
In addition to his experience as a therapist, Anthony’s 11 years as Director of Adult Outpatient Services at The Providence Center has allowed him the opportunity to develop the expertise and dedication to provide clinical supervision to Master’s level clinicians working toward independent licensure.
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Years of experience:
MA in Counseling Psychology at Rhode Island College