About

 
 

Michael O'Mara, LMHC

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with over 20 years of experience and training in the field of mental health. I have worked with various populations and individuals with a wide array of challenges, including the LGBTQ+ community. I hold both a master's degree and a certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS) in mental health counseling. I would like to use this training and experience to help you.  

As a counselor I use a wellness perspective. I view health in a broad sense that encompasses interrelationships among physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual components. I help adult individuals with many issues including personal growth, setting goals, emotional difficulties, and life stress (relationships, family, work, etc.). To find out how I can use my skills to help you, contact me today.

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

I assist individuals with a wide variety of issues. However, my strengths are in the following areas:

  • Anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Trauma, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Methods

The type of therapy I use varies depending on the needs of the individual. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. Additionally, I have training in the use of a specialized form of CBT called exposure and response prevention, an effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. I look forward to helping you tailor an individualized plan of treatment that is right for you.

ACCEPTED INSURANCE*

  • Beacon Health

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Johnson & Wales University Student Health Insurance

  • Neighborhood Health Plan

  • Optum

  • Oxford Health

  • RISD Student Health Insurance

  • Tufts Health Plan (commercial)

  • United Healthcare / United Behavioral Health

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

  • Out-of-network

  • Unfortunately I am unable to accept Medicare, Blue CHip Direct Advance, or plans through MassHealth at this time.

* Only your insurance company can guarantee coverage, benefits, and eligibility.

Office hours

Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday: 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Office hours may vary as needed.
Closed most major holidays.

additional information

Feel free to read the policies and procedures of my practice as well as my Notice of Privacy Practices.