Dianne Arvisais, LMHC


Dianne Arvisais is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) who earned her Masters of Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University in 2015. She works with children, adults, and families, and has practiced in community mental health as both an outreach and office-based clinician. Dianne utilizes a holistic approach with a focus on integrating mind and body. She has received extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which she uses to support her clients in exploring their values and developing a more compassionate and flexible relationship with painful thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensations in service of creating a rich, full, and meaningful life.

Dianne works collaboratively with her clients to cultivate a trusting therapeutic relationship and tailors treatment to each client's individual needs. Dianne's areas of interest include depressive disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, ADHD, substance use disorders, loss and grief, progressive illnesses, end of life issues, and working with children.

Amy Basilico, MSW, LICSW


Amy Basilico is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LICSW) who received her Master's degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College.

Amy practiced in community mental health working with adults and adolescents, working in residential, community based, and in office settings. She has experience working with people who have PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders.

Amy is an animal lover, and after working as a veterinary technician for over seven years, prior to returning to the mental health field, she has a special interest in pet grief and loss.

Amy believes that only you are an expert in your own experiences, and thus seeks to learn from and problem solve with you. She takes an integrative approach to therapy, using DBT, CBT, and Narrative Therapy approaches with a strong focus on the therapeutic relationship. She has enjoyed working with diverse populations including the LGBTQ+ community.

Cynthia Bearse, LCDP, LMHC


Cynthia Bearse is a Licensed Chemical Dependence Professional (LCDP) as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has practiced in psychotherapy for 14 years. She is a graduate of Salve Regina's Holistic Counseling program with a certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in mental health counseling. Cynthia works with adults as well as adolescents.

As a holistic mental health counselor, Cynthia uses all the traditional therapies with a whole person body, mind, and spirit approach to help clients achieve their goals as a way of making their lives the best that they can be.

Cynthia's areas of interest include adjustment disorders, substance abuse disorders, helping families deal with addiction, life transitions, stress management, depression, anxiety, meditation, and incorporating wellness concepts into their everyday life.

Catherine "Kate" Doktor, LICSW, MSW


Kate Doktor has been working in the human service field since the early 80's providing services to adults of all ages and to adolescents. She is an alumnus of Rhode Island College, having earned both her MSW in 1995 and her undergrad BA degree in Psychology in 1984.

Kate's social service work has included both the provision of psychotherapy and administrative roles. The administrative positions have included working as Director of Outpatient Services at a Substance Abuse Agency, where she supervised several federally funded grant programs for adolescents and released criminal justice clients, working as Director of Operations for an agency that worked with children on the Autism Spectrum, and working as Director of Clinical Services at a local university.

Kate's clinical areas of expertise include substance use and co-occurring disorders; adjustment disorders, anxiety and mood disorders and relationship problems. She has provided all levels of clinical service including on-call and crisis intervention. Kate has worked with many specialty populations including pregnant women, mandated clients from criminal justice programs and the military. She tailors her clinical work to the client's individual needs, and utilizes evidence­ based interventions such Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Mindfulness-focused CBT, DBT, Therapeutic Substance Abuse Treatment (TSAT), Community Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and other evidence-based curriculum programs.

Kate incorporates a holistic and psycho-educational approach to guide clients in pursuing their full potential in mind, body and spirit.

Hollis Gates, LMHC, CAS


Hollis Gates is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and a Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS) who has practiced psychotherapy for over 25 years. He has practiced in several different settings including an adolescent residential school setting and large community­based mental health agencies, providing outpatient and intensive outpatient services to adolescents, adults, couples and families. Additionally, Hollis has provided addictions counseling for alcohol and other drugs as well as smoking cessation in outpatient, inpatient, and corrections settings. He also has consulted with public school settings and hospitals.

Hollis earned his Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychiatric Services at Springfield College. His clinical interests are in the area of addiction, coping skills, stress reduction and management, grief and loss, and spiritual development.

Hollis strongly believes in overall mental health and wellness through treatment, education and self-awareness.

Irene T. Manfredo, Ph.D., LICSW


Dr. Irene T. Manfredo is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in behavioral health including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and substance abuse. She earned her PhD in Social Welfare from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2010 and a MSW from Boston University School of Social Work in 1987.

Dr. Manfredo has over 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker, supervisor and administrator in inpatient, residential and outpatient treatment settings. Specialized treatment populations have included combat related PTSD with veterans, autism in young adults and families who have lost a loved one to opioid and other drug overdoses. She has also taught at the undergraduate and graduate school levels in several areas of clinical practice and research. She has been involved in several research projects focused on substance use, health care and child welfare.

In addition, Dr. Manfredo has conducted numerous in-service agency trainings and community based presentations in the areas of grief, substance abuse and other related topics. Dr. Manfredo has presented at national and regional conferences and co-authored a study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment in 2011.

Melany C. Tromba, Psy.D.


Dr. Melany Tromba is a is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the areas of women's issues, college mental health, traumatic stress, grief, stress management, sexual and gender identity related concerns, and life cycle transitions.

She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2007, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Southern Illinois University Counseling Center with concentration areas including the treatment of eating disorders and the provision of inclusive and affirming care across the sexual and gender identity spectrum. Dr. Tromba has extensive experience working with students, parents, and university community in the context of university mental health. Areas of clinical interest include mood disorders, identity across the life span, relationship issues, and health psychology.

Dr. Tromba provides a trusting, respectful, collaborative, supportive, and warm relationship in a confidential environment. Her work is tailored to each client's unique needs, strengths, values, and goals. Her approach is integrative with an emphasis on trauma informed treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In addition, interpersonal process and insight-oriented work is used to promote self-understanding and meaning making.