• Healthy Choices

    Each one of us is a miracle and a blessing. All of us have the ability and the power to choose.

  • Supportive Therapy

    With our supportive therapy, we focus on identifying, choosing, and using healthy behaviors.

  • Reaching Goals

    We work together as you develop your skills and act on your healthy choices to reach your goals.

Services

Specializing in the Treatment of Intimacy Disorders, Sex and Love Addiction, Trauma and Healing

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Gain Control

If you or a loved one is affected by depression, compulsions, addictions, or marital problems you can be helped. Ocean State Therapy Associates, LLC can help people gain back control of their lives. It is our privilege to join in the process of a client’s changing and healing.

Individual Sessions

One-on-one sessions bring clarity, control and peace back into your life.

Family & Marital

Calm and open discussions help those most affected understand, support and move forward.

Peer Support Outside of Group

Build on progress made with a group with further personal exploration.

Working Together

If you are ready to begin the healing process with us, please review the following information about privacy, rates and insurance.

Privacy

Your privacy is of paramount importance to us. Please click the icon to review our policy and obligations.

Rates & Insurance

Payment is required at time of session with insurance reimbursement options.

Helpful Forms

Get in touch using the form, email or phone number at the bottom of this page. When you have an appointment, fill out these forms.

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Common Questions

Following are answers to the most common questions asked by people considering therapy.

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, and stress management. Many people also find that therapists can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the challenges of daily life.

Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of solutions. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and how you put into practice what you learn.

Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and your values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving listening and communication skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family and at work
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting your self-confidence
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process—such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your prescriber, you can determine what’s best for you, and in most cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.

However, professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
  • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
  • If the therapist assesses the client to be in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.

Staff

Moses Calouro, LCDP, CSAT Candidate

Mo works with individuals affected by depression, compulsions, addictions, and marital problems. He has 25 years of experience working with adult men and women from diverse backgrounds.

He is certified at the state and national levels and specializes in helping individuals to recover from sex addiction.

Contact Us

We’re ready to answer your questions. Call us, or fill out the form and we’ll contact you.

Ocean State Therapy

Phone: 401-368-7902

Email: mjcsr@mgn.com

Address:
1445 Wampanoag Trail, Suite 108A E. Providence, R.I. 02915