Meet The Team

Derek Laughlin

Carol Miller

Elizabeth Achilles

Jacob Perkins

Shayla Curalov

Miranda Laughlin

Derek Laughlin      LMHC, MDiv, MA Counseling, NCC, License #MHC00893

 

Derek holds an MA in Professional Counseling and an M.Div from Redeemer Seminary. He is a recognized Mental Health Counselor, a National Board Certified Counselor. Derek and his wife Miranda are members at Grace Harbor Church.

Accepted Insurances:

  • United Health Care

    • Neighborhood Health

    • Harvard Pilgrim

    • Oxford

    • Student Resources

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

    • Rhode Island

    • Out of State

    • Commercial

Carol Miller      LMFT, MA, License #MFT00187

As a sojourner in life and faith, Carol has a passion to facilitate holistic health through relational connections with God, others, and within oneself for personal, marital, familial, and occupational growth. I strive to offer supportive presence and a safe space to seek relief and hope amid struggles strengthened by God’s Word, prayer, and evidenced-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Gottman Method Couples therapy, Prepare and Enrich.

 

Carol earned her Master’s in counseling degree from Harding School of Theology with years of experience in private practice, community mental health, church ministry, Christian non-profits, volunteer police chaplaincy, and teaching. My journey includes residences in Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island as daughter, sister, spouse, mother, and grandmother.

Accepted Insurances:

  • United Health Care

    • Neighborhood Health

    • Harvard Pilgrim

    • Oxford

    • Student Resources

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

    • Rhode Island

    • Out of State

    • Commercial

  • Tufts Health Care (Commercial)

  • Cigna

Elizabeth Achilles      LLMFT, MS, Under Supervision

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. She received formal divinity training through Reformed Theological Seminary and the Fellows Initiative in North Carolina. Elizabeth began her clinical work as a resident at the Providence VA Medical Center where she counseled veterans and their spouses. She then worked as a psychotherapist at Charis Counseling Center in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before joining the Paradigm staff in 2020.

Elizabeth works primarily with adult females and couples. She treats women experiencing anxiety and depression often related to life transitions, familial and relational issues, and past trauma. She specializes in couples therapy and has treated a myriad of relational issues. Elizabeth developed her own premarital counseling curriculum; and while she loves working with young couples, she is passionate about coming alongside married couples as they recover and heal from relational traumas. Elizabeth believes wholeheartedly in the transformative work of therapy, especially when counseling the whole person: spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

Does Not Accept Insurance currently

Shayla Curalov      Practicum Student

Shayla is currently a full-time student at Liberty University. She is pursuing her Masters in Christian Counseling and undergoing her practicum at Paradigm. She and her three children reside in East Providence and are members of the Ambassadors Church of the Nazarene.

Does Not Accept Insurance currently

Jacob Perkins      Business Administrator

Jacob holds a Master of Counseling from Cairn University. Jacob serves as our insurance and billing liaison at Paradigm. He also assists in the Equipped to Counsel program. Jacob and his wife Jess reside in Massachusetts and are avid NE Sports fans.

Miranda Laughlin      NAMB Evangelism Catalyst, Equipped to Counsel Coordinator

Miranda has a BS in Human Development and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education from Colorado State University. Miranda has worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, outreach coordinator, program director and her favorite role as wife to Derek and mother to 3 children. Miranda supports outreach with Paradigm Biblical Counseling. She also works alongside Grace Harbor Church as an Evangelism Catalyst in Providence.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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