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:
Trauma, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
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.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Health Insurance
Johnson & Wales University Student Health Insurance
Neighborhood Health Plan
RISD Student Health Insurance
Tufts Health Plan (commercial)
United Healthcare / United Behavioral Health
URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance
Unfortunately I am unable to accept Medicare, Blue CHip Direct Advance, or plans through MassHealth at this time.
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Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday: By appointment
Closed Fridays, weekends, and most major holidays.
Office hours may vary as needed.