Brightside Behavioral Health is here to help you shine through! We offer individual, couples, family, child and parenting therapy in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our therapists have many years of experience working with a broad spectrum of issues, including EMDR, Shaping Behavior, Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. We specialize in addressing a multitude of diagnoses. We strive to develop positive relationships and help clients gain insight into their lives to increase quality of life and personal relationships. Brightside Behavioral Health is centrally located in Rhode Island with easy on/off access from Interstate 95.
Child and Adolescent Counseling
(Including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
IEP and 504 advocacy
Strength based therapy
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United Rite Care
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Hallie Fleischman-Souza, MS, LMHC
Hallie has been working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages for over 14 years. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy using an eclectic approach, incorporating a variety of interventions, customizing each session to meet the needs of each individual client, couple, or family, in an effort to help every client acheive their personal goals. With extensive training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a background in special education, Hallie specializes in working with children and adults with Autism, special needs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), those who have experienced trauma, school related issues, and parent/child relational issues.
Amy Creegan, MS, LMFT
Amy Creegan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with individuals and families for 14 years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree of Science with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Rhode Island.
She specializes in working with children, parenting, and adults. Amy has had extensive experience and has had consistent success working with children and adults with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and (ODD). Amy utilizes many different interventions such as visuals, art therapy, first/then, sensory strategies, psycho education and many other Behavior Modification techniques. Shaping Behavior techniques along with strengths based interventions have helped to improve adjustment in the home, school, and community.
Amy works with children, adults, and couples. Amy can help individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues using solution focused techniques and a friendly, warm and inviting approach, helping her clients attain a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
Katie Andrews, M.Ed, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Katie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with five years of experience providing individual and couples therapy to a diverse group of adults and older adolescents in a private practice setting. Her therapy sessions are rooted in her training: the Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) model, which is a deeply respectful, trauma-sensitive, and client-led approach. Her sessions integrate IFS with a variety of approaches that suit her client’s needs (including but not limited to: humanistic, psychodynamic, narrative, ACT, and Emotionally Focused Therapy).
She also enjoys offering her clients tools and resources, such as mindfulness training, book/video suggestions, guided imagery, coaching techniques, and journaling prompts. She views all of her clients as creative, resourceful and whole, which means she believes they already have the essential qualities they need to resolve whatever conflict they are facing. They may simply need space to talk through what they are going through, the ability to view themselves and their problem from a new perspective, or a specific approach that can help them work through an unresolved trauma that is currently holding them back in some way. Therapy can truly deliver. When working with Katie you can expect warmth, curiosity, guidance, and humor while she helps you to change your life and tap into your most engaged, self-compassionate, and confident Self.
Janelle Shannon, MS, LICSW
Janelle has been working with individuals, and families of all ages for 6 years. She provides individual and family therapy using a person centered/strengths-based approach, incorporating a variety of interventions, customizing each session to meet the needs of each individual client, or family, in an effort to help every client achieve their personal goals.
Janelle specializes in working with LGBTQ issues, children and adults with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and other chronic illnesses, Autism, special needs, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), those who have experienced trauma, and parent/child relational issues.
No matter where you are in your life, Janelle is dedicated to providing unconditional support and a reliable ear to help you become the best version of yourself, in a safe, and non-judgmental environment, assisting you as you navigate through your path, guiding you to a healthier place both inside and out.