Bella Mente Counseling LLC is growing and we have recently hired a few new counselors. When you call or email or inquire about counseling for yourself or a loved one, you will speak directly with me, Beth Mancini. Depending on insurance type, available scheduling for sessions, as well as your needs, I will assign you, someone, to provide your counseling.
Please meet our new counselors!
Jamie Pease, MSW, LICSW
Hi! My name is Jamie Pease and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island. I have been working for over 10 years in a behavioral health setting and am a qualified and committed therapist who is here to help guide you through life’s challenges. I am eager to help you make decisions without feeling like you are alone when doing so. My passion is helping people who have been through a stressful experience and helping them to heal. I try my best to help my clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. I will work hard with you so you can enjoy life, as I believe in finding happiness and reaching your goals, be they big or small!
I hope I have an opportunity to work with you at Bella Mente Counseling LLC as it has been a wonderful experience to work in a small office setting where each client is treated as an individual and treatments are tailored to your needs. Thanks for taking a minute to get to know me a bit, and I look forward to getting to know you as well.
Jamie Pease, MSW, LICSW
Jamie Currently Accepts the Following Coverages:
Carol Parker, LMHC
Want to feel better? I can help.
Are you facing challenges with a relationship? Struggles with addiction? Dealing with a loss? Let’s work together to help you cope with the stresses of life.
For more than 20 years, I have helped guide individuals and families as they tackle life’s hurdles. I have worked with people facing a wide variety of challenges, including: women’s issues, chronic illness, divorce, parenting, death of a loved one, work and finances, bullying, self-esteem, physical and emotional abuse, gender identity, LGBTQ issues, trouble in their sex life, kink, polyamory, trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
I offer individual, couples and family counseling. I have earned master’s degrees in counseling at Rhode Island College and am licensed by the State of Rhode Island as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
You deserve to live a better, happier life. Let me help.
Carol Currently Accepts the Following Coverages:
Andrew St. Louis
Hello all! My name is Andrew St. Louis (yes like the city), and I am a Masters level clinician with an MSc degree in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice. I received this degree abroad at University College London, where I studied at the Anna Freud Centre in London, England. I have spent the last 5 years working with children and families with severe behavioral needs in helping to address prominent obstacles within different therapeutic settings, such as in homes, schools, detention centers, etc. I like to work collaboratively to help achieve the client’s desired goals through consistency of treatment, all the while creating a safe space to discuss and explore your wants, needs, and challenges.
My background is working with children and young adults from ages 3 to 18, but I have worked with adults (18+) and families within a home setting for the past three years; I have also worked and volunteered with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
If given the chance, I hope to help you on your journey of self-discovery, overcoming trauma, or whatever other obstacles you may be facing!
Andrew Currently Accepts the Following Coverages:
Anjely Huertas / Bilingual
I am a master’s level Clinical Mental Health Counselor and completed my degree in Rhode Island College.
For those on the journey of self-exploration, start where you are, and I will meet you there. I believe counseling is different for every single individual and I view each individual as a whole being. Thus, in collaboration with you, I create a unique consolidation of integrative methods to guide you on your path to your fullest potential, live a life of meaning and fulfillment, and live in your truth.
As well, instead of treating diverse individuals with methods specifically for one culture, I hope to incorporate and provide culturally aware services. Such as, examining intersections of systems of power such as race, class, gender, religion, sexuality, able body etc., to provide the apt most care to reach your full potential and live authentically.
With a Holistic, Culturally Aware, and Humanistic/Person-Centered approach, I am also influenced by Psychodynamic therapy, Existential therapy, Gestalt therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Psycho-education, Art therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Narrative therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. I have work with a range of concerns including: loss of self-connection, low motivation, family challenges, self-acceptance, personal growth, boundary setting, purpose seeking, anxiety, depression, stress and overwhelm, emotion regulation and expression, life transitions, relationship issues, mood regulation, anger management, authentic living, value exploration and more.
Throughout my work, it’s been amazing to experience many incredible, brave, and beautiful individuals who have guided and aided me to hone my skills, and I am honored to utilize them to guide others. You and I will create a compassionate and safe space to begin your healing, and I am humbled to experience your journey.
Soy Consejera Clínica de Salud Mental de nivel de maestría, y completé mi título en Rhode Island College.
Para aquellos en el camino de la autoexploración, comience donde esté y los encontraré allí. Creo que consejeria es diferente para cada individuo, y veo a cada uno como un ser completo. En colaboración con usted, creo una consolidación única de métodos integrados para guiarlos en su camino hacia su máxima potencial, vivir una vida con significación y satisfacción, y vivir en su verdad.
Además, en lugar de tratar a individuos diversos con métodos específicamente para una cultura, espero incorporar el conocimiento que he aprendido en mi educación y experiencia para brindar servicios con conciencia hacia su cultura. Por ejemplo, examinar las intersecciones de los sistemas de poder como raza, clase, género, religión, sexualidad, cuerpo capaz, etc., para brindar el cuidado más adecuado para alcanzar su máxima potencial y vivir de manera auténtica.
Con un enfoque holístico, culturalmente consciente y humanistica / centrado en la persona, también estoy influenciada por la terapia psicodinámica, terapia existencial, terapia gestalt, terapia conductual cognitiva, terapia artística, terapia centrada en la solución, terapia narrativa, psicología positiva, e Intervenciones Basadas en la Atención Plena. He trabajado con una variedad de inquietudes que incluyen: pérdida de la autoconexión, poca motivación, desafíos familiares, autoaceptación, crecimiento personal, definición de límites, búsqueda de propósitos, ansiedad, depresión, estrés y agobio, regulación y expresión de las emociones, transiciones de la vida, problemas de relaciones, regulación del estado de ánimo, manejo del enojo, vivir auténticamente, exploración de valores y más.
A lo largo de mi trabajo, ha sido maravilloso tener la experiencia de muchas personas increíbles, valientes, y hermosas que me han guiado y ayudado a perfeccionar mis habilidades, y me siento honrada de utilizar mis habilidades para guiar a otros. Usted y yo crearemos un espacio compasivo y seguro para comenzar su sanación, y siento humildad al conoser su camino.
Anjely Currently Accepts the Following Coverages:
Hello. My name is Brandon Thibeault and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Rhode Island and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I have been working in the social service field in various capacities for over 15 years and I have provided clinical services to those experiencing severe psychiatric symptoms for the last 4 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of New England in 2016 while assisting with the daily operations of the shelter services for the largest homeless service provider in California north of San Francisco.
When I talk to people about the significance of counseling, I tend to relate it to the maintenance of our physical health. If we aim to take the best care of our bodies, shouldn’t we put some emphasis on better managing our mental health? Our minds are the mechanism that takes in information from our environment, shapes our perception of reality, and dictates how we function in the world. Let’s work collaboratively to explore and build upon your ability to process, evaluate, and manage challenging life experiences.
My practice approach is heavily influenced by the Cognitive-Behavioral Model. I utilize a strength based perspective with aspects of Solutions Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Rational Emotive Therapy. I have experience working with at-risk youth that engage in maladaptive behaviors, individuals challenged with emotional regulation, those immersed in difficult life transitions, and survivors of trauma.
I currently am accepting new clients who have United Health Care, Neighborhood Health or Harvard Pilgrim. Soon I will be able to accept many other insurance types.
wish you ALL THE LUCK with your future endeavors and look forward to working with you!
LAUREN LEGAULT, MA, BCaBA
Lauren has been in the field of behavioral health for the past ten years. She began as a direct care worker at a residential home caring for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. After this, she started working as a treatment coordinator at the Groden Network while pursuing her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling at Rhode Island College. Having always had an interest in the intense struggles of mental health and substance abuse, she also held a concentration in Co-occurring Disorders in conjunction with this degree. Due to the passion developed for working with children on the autism spectrum, Lauren then went on to pursue a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Populations at the University of Massachusetts Boston. By 2015, she found her place working within Massachusetts public school systems as a behavior therapist. She worked in Fall River for two years and is currently employed full time with Attleboro Public Schools. Her job consists of consulting with and providing necessary resources to teachers/school personnel and families in order to support children with social-emotional and behavioral concerns.
Lauren’s therapeutic approach is to provide genuine support and counseling to help clients address the intense anxiety and depression that often stems from personal life challenges. She strongly believes that far too often the stigma behind mental health issues and fear of negative social repercussions inhibits people from seeking the help that they need. The truth is that almost everyone you know or come in contact with is dealing with some type of emotional pain or stressor. Her main goal in therapy will always be to not only lessen the anxiety and depression that clients are experiencing, but also to work toward removing that insecurity and negativity from a person’s thought process so that they can become truly and honestly happy with themselves and their lives.
Yun Li, MSW, LICSW
Hello. My name is Yun Li and I am an LICSW who works with children and families as well as adult individuals here at Bella Mente Counseling.
I enjoy my work counseling people of all ages, including children ages 5 and up.
“Our life should not just be about surviving; rather, that we have a good reason for living. I believe we are dancing between acceptance and change to help us pursue a better quality of life!”
I speak English and Mandarin and I am excited to work with you !
Hi! My name is Genevieve and I joined Bella Mente in the fall of 2019. I have been enjoying the atmosphere of a small private practice with a wonderful team who is dedicated to helping those in need.
I also work at Women’s Addiction Treatment Center as the ATS (Detox) Director. At times, I also work for Child and Family Services completing Crisis Evaluations in the Emergency Departments.
Here at Bella, I see children ages 15 and up and really enjoy working with adults and couples. I see clients a few evenings a week and on Saturdays!