Waves of Hope RI is located in North Providence, RI, providing individual virtual therapy services to adults age 18+. 

Sarah Sangermano is the owner and therapist you will be meeting with. 

Sarah Gregoire, LICSW

Owner of Waves of Hope RI & Psychotherapist

Get to know Sarah ...

Sarah Sangermano, the founder and owner of Waves of Hope RI, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW),  with nearly 15 years of experience serving individuals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

Hello and welcome! My journey to help others began at a young age; although like others, we don't always recognize our destiny until it has been woven by the hands of time.  I experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) which led me to seek enrichment in my life from a young age-making the most of life as each day is a gift with those we care for and there is so much to live for. If you are someone who wants a therapist that can identify with overcoming hardships, I offer a relatable approach, including identifying as a neurodiverse individual. Though life hasn't been easy, I've learned it's possible to overcome and achieve success and joy. 

As an innate helper and avid student, I attended Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY receiving a Bachelors in Psychology in 2008 and in 2010, earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in Mental Health. 

For a decade, I worked in Massachusetts and Rhode Island at mental health agencies offering community support and providing in-depth assessment and treatment planning for oppressed individuals with chronic mental health conditions. I also supervised interns and trained new clinicians, reflecting my love to learn and teach.

With a desire to provide counseling to others, I gained significant experience in a growing group private practice located in MA October 2018-April 2022, meeting with adults of all ages experiencing adjustment concerns, anxiety and depression to assist them with processing difficulties and provide strength-based psychoeducation to develop coping skills. 

Most recently, I have established Waves of Hope RI with the intention to offer an inclusive, affirming, holistic and creative wellness space to those seeking a place to build meaning and find restoration from daily stress and other difficulties experienced. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my infant son and husband. I  also use solitude in nature as a restorative approach through connecting with nature and beachcombing on the New England coastline. I also enjoy writing, reading, listening to podcasts, photography, acrylic painting and mixed media art. 

Sarah's Additional Training

DBT Skills (Bridge Training Institute and SUMHLC)

The Compassion Fatigue in the Helping Profession (SUMHLC)

Ethical and Risk Management (SUMHLC)

Ethical Work Telehealth Practice (RIC)

Trauma-Integrated Addiction Treatment 

Suicide Prevention (MA Coalition for Suicide Prevention)

Bringing Trauma Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice (PESI)

Suicide to Hope Training (Livingworks.net)

Training and Educational in Sexual and Domestic Violence in Compliance with Chapter 260 (Commonwealth of MA DPH)

Supervision in Social Work Field Instruction Certificate Course (Bridgewater State University 2018-2019)

Getting Creative with Parts (PESI)

Integrating Culture and Your Professional Self (SUMHLC)

SBIRT training (RIC)

Social Work Practice with Cape Verdean Families (BSU)

Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic and Latino Population (SUMHLC)

Addictions in the LGBTQIA Population (SUMHLC)