Welcome! Since opening in 2011 Ms. Kaplan has dedicated her career to supporting children, teens and their families struggling to cope with worry, stress and anxiety. Her practice began out of a tiny office in East Greenwich, RI and transitioned into a fully remote practice in 2020. Ms. Kaplan now works exclusively with emerging adults ages 18-30 who present with symptoms of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias and mild/moderate OCD. She particularly enjoys working with college students and post graduate folks who are high achievers looking to establish and maintain balance in their lives.
Ms. Kaplan's clients tend to struggle with perfectionistic tendencies, a fear of failure or not being enough, difficulty quieting their mind from racing thoughts, and managing the physical symptoms of panic and anxiety. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach in her treatment of clients which emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Learning to identify untrue and unhelpful thoughts (cognitive distortions) is key to being able to put things into perspective. With greater clarity often comes meaningful behavioral change and increased emotional stability. Mindfulness practices and other treatment approaches like exposure response prevention may be incorporated as is clinically indicated.
You can expect an active therapist who is both compassionate and empathetic, as well as able to provide valuable, evidenced based skills (this means that they are backed by research and science!) for managing worry and stress. You’ll learn how to reassure yourself that you CAN tolerate the exhausting and annoying effects of anxiety and panic on the body and mind. You’ll learn that you are capable of more than you think, and that when you begin to set more realistic (rather than perfectionistic) expectations of yourself and others the more productive you will be, and the more fulfilling your relationships will feel-- most notably your relationship with yourself.
Given that Ms. Kaplan conducts all sessions online via video chat, not all prospective clients will be eligible to work with her. Those struggling with moderate to severe depression and/or recent thoughts to harm themselves and/or others will be encouraged to find in-person support services.