High Quality Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services In RI

“We work very hard to provide the best mental healthcare services to our clients, and an important part of that is to do everything we can to protect our client’s personal healthcare information”

Hallie Fleischman

Clinical Director

We Specialize In Addressing A Multitude Of Diagnoses.

Individual Therapy

We offer individual counseling for clients of all ages for a wide range of issues. We will work with you one on one to assess areas of your life you would like to work on and help you identify ways to increase overall functioning. We use a variety of effective strategies and interventions to help with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and wellness/mindfulness.

Couples Therapy

Our experienced couple’s counselors will help you identify areas in your relationship to work on to improve the overall quality of intimacy and commitment. We specialize in communication skills building and conflict management in a supportive environment.

Professional, Specialized marriage counseling in RI.

Family Counseling

We offer family therapy for families that are experiencing difficulties with transitions (separations/divorce), sibling conflict, et cetera. We can offer individual counseling in combination with family counseling for the most effective outcomes.


We can help you with PTSD and Trauma that you are experiencing. Whether you have chronic PTSD or Trauma or have experienced new/acute PTSD or Trauma we are here to help. We have extensive experience supporting people who have PTSD or Trauma and use a variety of effective interventions and strategies to help you return to your normal level of functioning.

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Our experienced counselors are highly effective at building rapport and assessing underlying issues. We offer a friendly and welcoming environment so that children, adolescents, and young adults feel comfortable sharing their distress with our counselors. Our offices are child friendly and our interventions and strategies are highly engaging and effective.

Parenting Counseling

We offer parenting therapy and co-parenting therapy. We use shaping behavior principals and consistent communication strategies. We have seen improved outcomes with decreasing negative behaviors by implementing our parenting counseling techniques. We believe in parents working as a team to deliver consistent messages about expected behaviors. We can also assist in helping parents with having consistency in their parenting even if parents are in different homes.


If you, your child, or a family member has had a recent mental health diagnosis, we are here to help provide you with psychoeducation and resources that may be helpful for you. If you are curious about having an undiagnosed issue (such as PTSD or adult ADHD), we can also help by exploring your symptomology, assessing, and referring for official diagnoses and/or medication assessment.

Grief Counseling

Grief can come in many forms. It can come in the form of the loss of a partner, a parent, a child, a friend, a home, employment. The losses we suffer can impact our ability to function.  While we need to acknowledge our grief, we also need to take care of ourselves and our commitments to others. We can help you identify stages of grief and normalize/validate your experience while providing tools to help alleviate your distress.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can be a highly effective intervention for you if you are experiencing panic attacks, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and depression. Our clinicians have extensive training in helping you with this extraordinary intervention. Please see our EMDR page for more information.

Virtual Reality Therapy & Online Therapy

 With the ever-expanding technologies for medical treatment we can offer to speak to people face-to-face over the phone or computer, it has made online therapy or wellness services more accessible and easy to execute. We offer many types of virtual options, including video chat and phone sessions to help support you and accommodate your schedule without the hassle of coming into the office.

Virtual Reality (VR) is emerging as one of the key new technology tools in a digital revolution sweeping across the health care industry. VR use for treating post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bullying, Social and Generalized Anxiety Disorders, specific Phobias, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression and more.


IEP/504 Advocacy

If you feel that your child needs additional supports in school, we are here to help advocate for IEP/504 services for your child. We can help assess for possibly undiagnosed attention or anxiety issues. We can also help assess the appropriateness of current supports.

Wellness Coaching

We offer Wellness and Mindfulness coaching to help find a balance between self-care and the demands of everyday life..

Our Mission

It is our mission to help create opportunities for individuals, families, and the community to learn, identify, and engage in choices that lead to living healthier, happier lives by providing the highest quality mental health services.


Unexpected Mood Swings

Stress & Anxiety

Someone to Talk To

Family Member Conflict



Adoption/Foster Care

Academic difficulties


Job Loss or Change


Irregular Sleep Cycles

Couples Infidelity


Bipolar disorder


IEP and 504 Advocacy

Life coaching

Harmful Thoughts

Isolation & Loneliness

Strained Relationships


Chronic Illness

Eating Disorders

Strength-based therapy

Internet/gaming addictions

Best Practices

The goal of our practice is to provide client-centered research-based treatment along with comprehensive case management to promote our client’s overall mental/behavioral health needs.

Our application is comprised of a multi-modal service delivery model that utilizes various methods to best meet the needs of each client:

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Insight Oriented/Supportive
  • Crisis-Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Skills Training
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Marriage/Family Therapy

Brightside Behavioral Health is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of children, adolescents, and adults presenting with psychological, emotional, and/or behavioral concerns by providing compassionate application of research supported treatment models and clinical experience to assist our clients in achieving their identified objectives as they work towards further self-actualization.

Schedule your appointment today.

With two convenient locations in

 Warwick RI & Johnston RI.

469 Centerville Rd Ste 101, Warwick, RI 02886 

1524 Atwood Ave Ste 115, Johnston, RI  02919 


Meet Our Team Of Professionals

We are a team of professional Psychotherapist In RI, specializing in mental health services.

Image of mental health clinician Hallie Fleischman

Hallie Fleischman-Souza

Founder, MS, LMHC

Hallie has been working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages for over 17 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.

I was in a relationship that was toxic but felt stuck. I regained my confidence and learned how to set boundaries. I am now single and dating but am sticking up for myself and what I want. I am also doing better at setting boundaries with family and friends so that I am not always feeling pressure to do what I don't want to do.

Project Manager

I have been to other therapy offices before and this is by far the most personable and friendly.

Sr. Planner

We started therapy for our middle child and saw so much improvement we had our youngest and oldest also attend counseling. We feel more solid as a family and connected.


My therapist is very understanding of my issues in a world full of judgment. I feel like I have safe place to share my thoughts and feelings.


I lived with undiagnosed PTSD for many years, it caused severe social problems. Every attempt I made to socialize in the real world, always went horribly wrong, it resulted in a severe PTSD episode, which for me, involved blackouts. I have since entered the world via VR immersion, I was able to learn to socialize from the safety of my therapist room. I am now able to socialize in the real world more successfully. I still have a way to go and have yet to experience dating, but I now feel I have a chance to achieve this too.