Young Adults / College Students
Clients experiencing fertility issues
Women experiencing the challenges of pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum depression
Specialties & expertise
- Disordered eating
- Pregnancy, peripartum depression (prenatal and postpartum)
- Fertility issues
- Life transitions, existential issues
- Relationship issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress management
- Trauma and PTSD
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.
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
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
Fertility issues – Addressing anxiety and depression that arises from the difficult journey of becoming pregnant; creating a harmonious journey towards pregnancy
Life transitions, existential issues – Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction
Pregnancy, peripartum depression (prenatal and postpartum) – Peripartum (prenatal and postpartum) anxiety and depression; developing healthy attachment with infants
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
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
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Brown University Student Health Insurance
- Harvard Pilgrim
- Johnson & Wales (United Health)
- Providence College (Tufts)
- RISD Student Insurance (United Health)
- United Health
- Individual sessions: $150/session (60min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $150 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
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."
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good.
Transpersonal TherapyTranspersonal Therapy is a holistic approach to healing that incorporates spiritual wisdom and traditions with contemporary psychology. (learn more)
Jungian Therapy Jungian or analytical therapy, developed by Carl Jung, seeks to help people access their unconscious to develop greater self-realization and individuation. Jung, a psychoanalyst, sought to understand the psyche via dreams, art, mythology, world religion and philosophy. The Jungian therapist helps the patient find more meaning in their life, with respect for the mysterious nature of the soul. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
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