Judith  Orodenker

Judith Orodenker

Registered Art Therapist, ATR

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients at 154 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906, USA (updated October 09, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Disordered eating
  • Prenatal and postpartum challenges
  • Fertility issues
  • Life transitions and existential issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Spirituality
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Trauma and PTSD

Professional statement

Dr. Judith Orodenker has been in the field of psychology for 25+ years. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and her MA in Art Therapy from NYU.

Dr. Orodenker sees many adults and university students for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma from sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. She has subspecialties in the treatment of disordered eating and fertility issues, as well as prenatal and postpartum challenges.

Dr. Orodenker takes a holistic approach to therapy, addressing mind, body, and spirit in her work with clients. She practices a combination of psychodynamic, transpersonal, Jungian therapy, and mindfulness approaches.

Message to clients

If you are seeking therapy for the first time or looking for a new therapist, I congratulate you for even beginning to think about committing to yourself this way. I know it takes a lot of courage and can be difficult, but therapy can be very rewarding in the end. Through personal work and developing the ability to access our authentic self, our relationships and life overall can become more harmonious as we start making decisions based on our heart and soul, rather than just our head.
Message to clients struggling with disordered eating: In my work with clients struggling with disordered eating, we take a look at the purpose that the disordered eating might be serving and the underlying emotional pieces that might be contributing to it. By doing so, we can address and work through these emotional pieces, and one can learn to deal with them in ways other than through restricting food, binging, or overeating. We also work on body image issues, learning develop an inner sense of worth, and a different relationship with ones' body.


Disordered eating - Anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, binge eating, body image issues; identifying underlying emotional issues fueling the disordered eating so that the disordered eating is no longer needed as the client achieves recovery

Prenatal and postpartum challenges - Peripartum (prenatal and postpartum) anxiety and depression; developing healthy attachment with infants

Fertility issues - Addressing anxiety and depression that arises from the difficult journey of becoming pregnant; creating a harmonious journey towards pregnancy

Life transitions and existential issues - Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction

Relationship issues - Includes interpersonal tensions and struggles; navigating online dating; challenges of long term romantic relationships, marital difficulties, and divorces

Spirituality - Utilizing spirituality as a tool in healing

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, panic disorder; eating disorders related to anxiety

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

Trauma and PTSD - Working with victims of sexual assault; recovering from childhood sexual abuse

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding Scale: $100 - $150



154 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Sun Closed
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

Work and Education

Private practice, Oahu, Hawaii, and Providence, RI, 1992 - Present

Ai Pono Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychologist for clients with disordered eating, Oahu, Hawaii

Salvation Army Therapeutic Nursery, Psychologist for mothers and babies, Oahu, Hawaii

Pacifica Graduate Institute, CA, PhD in Clinical Psychology

New York University, MA in Art Therapy

Tufts University, BS in Psychology

The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, BFA


  • English
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