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Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is the only systemic outpatient mental health center in the state of Rhode Island. It is affiliated with the University of Rhode Island as a teaching, training and research facility with specialized expertise in relationship and family issues.


The Family Therapy Clinic focuses on relational issues and offers the following counseling and prevention services:

  • Couple/family therapy
  • Parenting groups
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Separation/divorce counseling
  • Step-family counseling
  • Guidance for second families (stepfamilies)
  • Individual therapy

Eligibility for Services

Couples, families and individuals in the URI, Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut communities are welcome to use the Clinic's services.


The Family Therapy Clinic is dedicated to offering high quality low cost treatment to make services affordable and hassle free for Rhode Island residents and surrounding communities. No insurance is necessary. Fees are charged according to a sliding scale, based on income and number of people in the family.


Clinical faculty in URI's accredited Couple and Family Therapy master's program include: Jerome Adams, Ph.D., Jacqueline A. Sparks, Ph.D., Tiffani S. Kisler, Ph.D., and Gina MacLure, M.S. Services are provided by graduate level therapists in training, earning their degree in couple and family therapy. They work under the close supervision of URI clinical faculty.


Confidential appointments can be made for day or evening hours Monday through Friday. Telephone the Clinic at 401-874-5956.


The Family Therapy Clinic is located near South Kingstown, on the the URI Kingston Campus. Our clinic can be found on the ground floor of the Transition Center (corner of Lower College Road and Route 138).

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Systematic Training for Effective Parenting groups teach parents ways to prevent discipline problems, gain skills for fostering cooperation and learn how to help their children develop postive self-esteem.

PREPARE is a premarital inventory and counseling program based on the idea that couples are more likely to have a successful marriage when they have explored both their relationship strengths and their grown areas before marriage. Couples also learn how to discuss and resolve conflicts and begin to articulate how they want their marriage to work.

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