Casey Nilsson

Zencare Connects People to Mental Health Services

The website is a resource with profiles of local mental health professionals.

This story was originally published in the October 2016 issue of Rhode Island Monthly. In the fall of 2014, Yuri Tomikawa, a 2012 graduate of Brown University, sought professional guidance. Her search for a therapist or life coach, which began online, only exacerbated her frustration. “There are tons of lists out there, but no quality vetting,” Tomikawa says. Tomikawa, who…

A Broken System: Rhode Island Mental Health Treatment for Children

Children fall through the cracks, but one boy is working hard to defy the odds.

This article originally appeared in our May, 2016 issue.  Conor has always been destructive when he gets upset. Until last spring, his fits were mostly contained within his home. A hole in the hallway wall proves it. But one fair day last April, his aggression went public. Along with his mom and three younger siblings, Conor, then eight, tall for…

5 Cold-Weather Getaways in Rhode Island

You don't have to leave the state for a winter escape. Think: heated pools, cozy fireplaces and (our favorite) room service.

The Break, a quaint boutique hotel in Narragansett, boasts an onsite restaurant serving beach-inspired bistro fare as well as an outdoor saltwater pool that’s heated and open all year round. Show Caption Hide Caption The Break’s guest rooms are beachy yet cozy, with plush king-sized beds and gas fireplaces to ward off the chill. Now through January 22, get 50…

House Lust: A Refurbished Recreation Hall in Oakland Village

This stunning labor of love, fourteen years in the making, is on the market in Burrillville.

The property is on the market for $529,000. It boasts a two-bed, two-bath, 2,666 square-foot loft, an 800 square-foot ground-level studio and an 800 square-foot ground-level apartment. Show Caption Hide Caption The aforementioned bubbler, plus other historic rec center-appropriate details such as a telephone and fire hose. Show Caption Hide Caption The open floor plan is heated via wood stove…