Group Opportunities

The Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association 

is THE organization in RI working exclusively for Mental Health Counselors!
We are over 100 members strong and growing.
Come join our vibrant and engaged group of students and professionals.

Student membership is $28/year
Professional membership is $65/year
This entitles you to free CEUs at all our events as well as discounted registration at any of our breakfast seminars and full day workshops.
Membership also includes free email and website advertising (for your trainings, office space, etc) as well as updates on legislative and licensure issues.

Check out our website for more information as well as member registration and upcoming events.

Our seminars are generally on Mondays;  we alternate mornings and evenings to accommodate different work schedules .
This spring we will be holding a series of “Building Private Practice” seminars – check the website frequently for updates.


The purpose of this group is to provide an immersive, experiential process group experience for therapists looking to further their personal and professional growth

Process groups provide a powerful container for deep personal growth. Members explore their feelings in the here-and-now, try out new behaviors, and remain present with self and others as relationships develop in the group.
Unlike a typical process group, this one consists entirely of clinicians who want to use an experiential group setting to further their own personal & professional development.
Some members will already know one another (i.e. have ongoing personal & professional relationships); others will create strong bonds with new colleagues while in the group.

Here are the basic details:

  • The group will meet weekly, for 1 hour 15 minutes, at my office on the east side of Providence
  • Regular meeting time in process of being finalized – the most likely slot will be either Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, Tuesday afternoons from 1 PM to 2:15 PM, or Thursday evenings from 5 PM to 6:15 PM
  • 10 members max
  • $40 per session (tax deductible for practicing professionals)

For more information, please contact me:

Archie Roberts, MA LMHC
(401) 709-4295
420 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906



On-going group supervision for recent graduates seeking to strengthen their clinical skills, absorb a powerful clinical framework, and develop their private practices. We work within a highly experiential, emotion-focused, attachment-based model grounded in field theory and contemporary relational Gestalt.
The group offers a safe, supportive environment for members to grow as individuals and clinicians.

  • Particular attention is given to:
  • Therapeutic presence & embodiment
  • Tracking the phenomenology of affect in self and other
  • Core schema activation
  • Catalyzing transformative processes within a holding environment
  • Attending to cycles of attunement, disruption, and repair
  • Therapist’s role in dyadic affect regulation
  • Deepening sensitivity to our own and others’ attachment tendencies
  • Developing an embodied sensitivity to the dynamics of affective fields
  • The overall purpose of the group is to provide a supportive community in which to:
  • Continually renew one’s commitment to – and excitement about – the work
  • Develop one’s private practice within a context of strong mutual support, and deep connection with like-minded colleagues
  • Significant focus on developing your embodied presence as a clinician

These supervision groups are limited to 8 people. They meet once per month for two hours, on the east side of Providence. Fee is $55 per meeting.  The group will be ongoing, though members will commit to six months at a time (with the option to renew membership for the following period)

Over the last 6 months or so, a lot of people have expressed interest in joining my monthly training/supervision group here in Providence.

That group remains full, but there are now 5 people on the waiting list so I’m thinking about forming a second group.

If you have any colleagues / students / friends who might be interested — or if you’re interested yourself — please feel free to forward this along and/or get in touch with me directly.

For more information, feel free to contact:
Archie Roberts, LMHC
(401) 709 – 4295


Archie Roberts’s Group Therapy Session

Interactive therapy groups offer an engaging, effective, safe, and welcoming environment for profound personal growth.
These groups are based on the understanding that everyone develops certain patterns of relating to other people in their lives. Many of these patterns serve us very well. But when they leave us feeling stuck, frustrated, hurt, and/or lonely, we can change them.
In an interactive therapy group, you uncover the patterns that aren’t working for you, learn about them, and experiment with changing them in a supportive setting.
A good, on-going interactive therapy group is one of the most effective and engaging therapeutic modalities available. A group offers its members multiple perspectives and experiences that one-on-one therapy can’t provide, and represents an affordable pathway to profound personal growth.
Interactive therapy groups are designed to help you improve your ability to relate authentically to…
  • Intimate partners
  • Peers
  • Family
  • Co-workers
These are ongoing groups that meet every other week, for 2 hours.
The Wednesday evening group meets on alternate Wednesdays, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
The Thursday afternoon group meets on alternate Thursdays, from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Groups are effective on their own or as an adjunct to individual therapy. People usually remain in group until they feel they’ve achieved the goals they set for themselves.  Most people stay for a year or two; some get so much out of group they choose to stay longer and continue to set new goals once the old ones are met.
For more information, please (401) 709-4295 or email