Wendy  O'Connor

Wendy O'Connor

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated April 21, 2020)

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in East Greenwich practice (updated April 21, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Life coaching
  • Life transitions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Balancing school, work, personal life
  • Time management and test anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Wendy O’Connor is a Stanford-trained Cognitive Behavioral psychotherapist and life coach offering expert care to women in East Greenwich and Providence, Rhode Island. She helps women recognize and replace distorted thoughts and modify behaviors to live more fulfilling lives. Dr. O’Connor empowers clients and builds positive coping skills to address challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions including transitions in relationships and the transition to parenthood, relationship discord, and stress management.

In addition to her expertise in CBT, Dr. O'Connor also incorporates mindfulness practices to help clients find greater balance in their lives. Dr. O’Connor also offers life coaching, to identify specific stumbling blocks and help clients reach their wellness and relationship goals.

Dr. O'Connor received her PsyD from Palo Alto University-Stanford PsyD Consortium and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, California. There she trained in several clinical rotations including the adolescent partial hospitalization program and the adult inpatient and intensive outpatient units. She strives to create a warm therapeutic relationship to help clients learn to make changes in their lives to feel both happier and more fulfilled.

Message to clients

For college students: As a college student, there are many issues you may be struggling with that prompted you to reach out for help. These might include struggling with feeling so far from home, navigating new relationships, academic challenges, or coming back from a leave of absence. Whatever the struggle may be for you, know that they are treatable and you can feel better; and I would be honored to be the one to escort you on this journey.

For parents: As a parent, this journey can be overwhelming and I understand that. You are looking for help for your child and don't know exactly where to turn or if the person that your'e hoping will help has the answers you need. I'm here to hold your hand through this journey and to help get both the answers and the relief that you and your child are looking for.


Anxiety and stress - Become aware of the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and identify the thoughts that trigger your anxiety. Learn effective coping techniques for reducing anxiety and stress. Master your anxiety by challenging your trigger thoughts and live a more peaceful, relaxed life.

Depression - Start to feel better by learning how to incorporate mood-elevating behaviors into your routine. Get rid of negative thoughts by restructuring and replacing them with reality-based thoughts. Become empowered by identifying the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Life coaching - Life coaching involves receiving guidance in all aspects of your world. We will take a look at your current lifestyle and explore improvement areas. Identifying and overcoming the obstacles in your way will lead to fulfillment in your life. This may also include wellness coaching and relationship coaching.

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Using CBT to incorporate mood-elevating behaviors into daily routine; restructuring and replacing negative thoughts with reality-based thoughts

Balancing school, work, personal life - Finding balance amidst competing priorities

Time management and test anxiety - Optimizing school performance through skill-building

General expertise


Wendy O'Connor is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. O'Connor can provide invoices for patients to submit to their insurance companies for out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 154E

Providence, RI 02906

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East Greenwich practice

110 Main Street

Suite 204

East Greenwich, RI 02818

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Work and Education

Rhode Island Life Coaching, Life Coach, 2016 - Present
East Greenwich Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, 2013 - Present
Providence Psychology Services, Clinical Psychologist, 2009 - 2013

Palo Alto University-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2008
University of Vermont, BS, Psychology, 2001


  • English

Client testimonials

Santa Clara alum

Dr. O’Connor has been an incredible source of support throughout the last 7 years, and I truly look forward to every session we have together. She’s an absolute natural at creating a warm, compassionate, honest, and safe space to work through difficult struggles and bring light to unhealthy ways of thinking. With a perfect blend of wisdom, humor, true listening, and practical ways to improve your life and mindset. I have never left a session without feeling happier, lighter, and more grounded than I was when I went in. Words can’t express how much brilliance is packed into every session with Dr. O’Connor, and I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking to get support or make changes in their life.


My daughter has been working with Dr. O’Connor for over a year. She was suffering with severe anxiety as well as depression. During our very first session she was able to connect with her and within just a few sessions my daughter was already feeling more positive. She worked strategically with her, giving her assignments to work on in-between each visit. She has learned many coping strategies and is back to her usual sunny self! The most important thing to me is that my daughter feels very comfortable talking to Dr. O’Connor, and I am glad that we will have her as part of our support team for any unforeseen obstacles ahead.

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