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About Us

We are dedicated to supporting your healing, happiness, and wellness. Our unique offering of services include psychotherapy,  mindset coaching, reiki healing, expressive art, and more. Inner Light is a place to support you with healing of your mind body, and spirit. Our team is committed to supporting you every step of the way on your journey of self-discovery, healing, and finding your inner light. 

"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within." -Maya Angelou

Our Team 

Inner Light Counseling & Wellness

Christa strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment to meet you wherever you are in life. Christa offers support with self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. She has an empathetic approach and will work with you on supporting you on your journey of understanding yourself and living authentically as who you desire to be.

Christa is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with a focus on women's mental health and wellness. She has a Master's in Social Work from Simmons College and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Roger Williams University. Christa is also a Usui Reki Master and provides energy healing through Reiki work. Christa also is a life & mindset coach with a focus on changing limiting beliefs and living an authentic life. Christa's work around mindset coaching is rooted in spirituality, self-compassion, and principles based on the law of attraction.  


She will support you with finding healing and whole body wellness through your work on self discovery, helping you to deepen the connection you have with yourself. 


She believes self-compassion is an important part of self discovery and healing and will work with you on building the love you have for yourself. She believes that spirituality, creativity, and self-compassion support an individual to live as their best self.


Christa specializes in helping women to connect with their authentic self and live a life in alignment with their desires and well-being. 


Whether it's anxiety, trauma, a negative mindset, depression or any other challenge you are facing in life, Christa is dedicated in supporting you and your wellness.

Christa is also certified as an Auricular Acu-Technician providing Auricular(ear) acupuncture treatments as an alternative healing modality. 


If you are looking to find a therapist in the Rhode Island area to support you with healing and growth, reach out to us to schedule.

If you are interested in working with Christa please request to add your name to the waitlist below, Christa is not currently accepting new clients. 

Christa's Approach

  • Self Compassion

  • Women's mental health 

  • Mindfulness

  • Relaxation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Spirituality

  • Mind-body connection

  • Psychodynamic therapy

  • Meditation

  • Expressive Arts

  • Visualization & Imagery​

  • Conscious awareness

  • Positive Psychology

  • Law of Attraction Principles

Considering if Christa will be a good match for you? 

  • You are suffering from anxiety/depression and are looking to feel better about yourself and life.

  • You are looking to build self esteem and confidence

  • You are seeking to better understand yourself and connect with your authentic self.

  • You have experienced challenging life experiences

  • You are a survivor of abuse and unhealthy relationships

  • You are looking to show up more as who you desire to be

  • You are looking to improve your communication with others [or within your relationship]

  • You are interested in learning more about the underlying challenges of your experience

  • You are open to exploring spirituality within your life and sessions

  • You see yourself as sensitive and empathetic of others 

  • You are struggling to express yourself.

  • You feel stuck in a negative mindset.

  • You don’t feel you are living life as authentically as you want to!


Specialties & Areas of expertise:

  • Self-Awareness & Discovery

  • Women's mental health

  • Narcissistic Abuse

  • ACOA

  • Shifting to a Positive mindset

  • Reframing negative thought patterns

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Social Anxiety

  • Understanding the subconscious mind

  • Self Expression

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Support with life transition & challenges

  • Self-esteem & Confidence building

  • Self-Compassion

  • Coping with Traumatic experiences

  • Self discovery & growth

  • Mindfulness & Relaxation

  • Coping Skills

Christa DiCasparro, LICSW
Founder of  Inner Light, Individual Therapist, Mindset Coach, Auricular Acu- Technician & CEO
Christa DiCasparro

Chantal Shea, LICSW

Individual & Group Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

Chantal is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with more than a decade of experience in the mental health field, in both community and inpatient settings. She enjoys both group and individual work, and has experience working with adults and adolescents In both capacities. Chantal has a Master’s of Social Work from Simmons College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Northeastern University. Chantal has a particular interest in working with people who are going through life transitions, work related stress, pregnant and post partum women, and mothers of young children. Chantal is a mother of two school aged children, and enjoys working with other moms who are working on balancing their busy lives with their own self care. Chantal’s approach to therapy is strengths based and focuses on the whole person within the framework of the empowerment model. Chantal uses supportive counseling, mindfulness, grounding, intention setting, and journaling in her work.   Chantal believes that therapy is not a “one size fits all” process, and that each individual has the capacity to thrive and overcome their challenges with the right tools and support. Chantal enjoys helping people to connect with their light by building self compassion, empathy, and self love. Chantal believes that each individual comes with distinct strengths and challenges, and that therapy is an individualized process. Chantal’s goal is to work collaboratively within the therapeutic relationship to empower you to move through the obstacles and challenges that you may face, and to celebrate your strengths and successes. In her free time, Chantal enjoys cooking, baking, visiting coffee shops, reading, and spending time in nature with her husband, two children, and her dogs.

Chantal Shea

Alondra Berrios, LICSW

Individual & Group Therapist, Clinical Supervisor 

Alondra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with various populations including youth, families, adults, spanish speakers, substance use, and the HIV community.  She enjoys both individual and group work.  Alondra received a Master's of Social Work from Rhode Island College and a Bachelor's of Social Work from Providence College.  She also has a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Childhood and Adolescent Trauma and incorporates aspects of that into her practice.

In therapy, Alondra utilizes a holistic client-centred and strength-based perspective and enjoys incorporating mindfulness and grounding techniques into her practice.  Alondra strives to ensure individuals feel heard, accepted, and empowered.  In her free time, Alondra enjoys working out and spending time with her family.   

Alondra Berrios

Natalie Robb,Ed.M., LMHC-A

Individual & Group Therapist 

Natalie is a pre-licensed mental health counselor and mental performance consultant with a passion
for creating holistic, person-centered, and compassion-focused spaces for healing. She
has experience providing sport-based group and individual therapy to children and
adolescents, as well as mind-body focused interventions for high school, college, and
professional-level athletes and performers.
Natalie received her Master’s degree in Counseling with specialization in Sport and
Performance Psychology from Boston University and her Bachelor’s degree in
Psychology and Social Welfare from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Natalie is now
pursuing licensure as a LCMHC in Rhode Island and certification as a mental
performance consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Natalie believes that, with support, increased self-compassion, authenticity, and
intentionality in daily life can lead to increased ability to heal and grow. She enjoys using
mindful, humanistic, and behavioral approaches in her work with clients. In her freetime,
Natalie loves to figure skate, play music, and spend time outdoors.

Natalie Robb

Susan Curria, LMHC-A

Individual & Group Therapist, Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor

Susan is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LMHC-A, and has been in the field of education and mental/behavioral health for over 25 years. She has held various positions throughout her

career including educator, direct support staff, supervisor of residential services, behavioral

health specialist, clinical trainer, and consultant. Susan also currently works for Lifespan/

Bradley Hospital as a clinician and clinical educator. Susan has worked with a diverse group of

individuals including children, adolescents, and adults in a wide range of mental health settings

from outpatient care to acute crisis levels of care. Susan holds two Master of Science degrees in both education and clinical mental health counseling. She is also a Mindfulness Informed Professional, Trauma- Informed Care Yoga Instructor, and Martial Arts Instructor. She combines body-based practices with traditional counseling to support a holistic approach to healing and overall wellness. Her goals include bringing awareness around mental health, encouraging individuals to reach out for support, and helping individuals understand they are not alone. 


Susan provides a warm, inviting, non-judgmental approach when working with individuals. She

utilizes supportive communication including empathy, compassion, and validation. Susan will

meet an individual where they are and will continue to build on their inner strengths, personal

values, and beliefs.

Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy/ Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  •  Anxiety /Depression

  • Adjustment/ transitions

  • Reducing stress

  • Coping/ Grounding strategies

  • Mindfulness/Relaxation

  • Developing Structure/ Routine

  • Boundary Setting

  • Self-Care/Self Awareness

  • Parenting concerns

  • Relationships/ communication

Susan Curria

Ashlee Austin, MSW, LCSW

Individual & Group Therapist

She/ Her/ Hers

Ashlee is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW) who specializes in helping individuals whom may struggle  with body image issues, poor relationship with food and/or movement, eating disorders, poor self esteem, chronic or extreme dieting, constant worry about weight gain and coping with weight stigma. 

Ashlee acknowledges the societal oppression that leads to weight stigma, body shaming, and unrealistic beauty standards. She focuses on identifying how an individual's experience with these oppressive messages may have impacted their internal experience and fosters positive change towards a healthier and positive view of the self.

Ashlee also supports  individuals facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relationship difficulties. Ashlee is committed to providing supportive, non-judgmental, and safe spaces for her clients to explore and heal these struggles.

Using a holistic approach, Ashlee combines various therapeutic modalities, including, self compassion theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, and solution-focused therapy. 

She empowers her clients to identify their own unique strengths and teaches them how to show compassion to themselves while working to overcome their personal challenges. Ashlee believes that self-compassion is the foundation of lasting change and helps her clients learn how to access this crucial tool throughout their healing journey.

In her free time, Ashlee enjoys traveling, yoga , reading and being in her hammock. 

Ashlee’s Approach

  • Self Compassion Theory

  • Body Respect 

  • Body Trust 

  • Body Neutrality 

  • Mindfulness 

  • Coping Skills

  • Stress Reduction Strategies

  • Self Esteem Building 

  • Boundary Setting

  • Support with Life Transitions 

  • Intimate Partner Violence/ Domestic Violence 


Emotional Support Animal/Therapy Dog in Training   

Luna is our sweet 8 month old Dachshund who serves as our Emotional Support Animal and is in training to become a therapy dog. Luna is a support to our owner and clients.  

Inner Light Counseling & Wellness
Image by Viviana Rishe



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