Wendy  O'Connor
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Wendy O'Connor

Psychologist, PsyD Life coach
Rhode Island, California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont, Washington Accepting Online
Providence, East Greenwich Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life coaching
  • Peak performance
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Balancing school, work, personal life
  • Life transitions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional statement

Dr. Wendy O’Connor is a Stanford-trained Positive Psychologist and Life Strategist for Women. She coaches women to create unparalleled success with their businesses, relationships, and confidence. Dr. O’Connor specializes in the science of happiness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and empowers women to annihilate anxiety and stress, leave limiting beliefs and unhelpful patterns and habits behind, and create a new, fulfilling life.

Dr. O'Connor helps women overcome the barriers that have interfered with your ability to create a meaningful and purposeful life by YOUR design. She firmly believes if you change your story, beliefs, and habits you will transform your life.

Dr. O'Connor received her doctorate in psychology from the 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.


Message to clients

As a woman who is trying to do it all, be it all, have it all, this journey can be so overwhelming and depleting. You want to thrive, to stop simply "surviving" your life, and feel the happiness you've seen in movies. Yet, you don't know how to create (and sustain) that for yourself. You keep setting goals and quitting. You feel that you have no time to do it all. You feel stuck, trapped. That's where I come in. I am your coach, your cheerleader, your expert on happiness and habit change. You will have me in your back pocket for accountability and encouragement, and will finally make the transformations you have so desired.

I have been practicing as a psychologist for over a decade, have my doctorate in psychology, and coaching women all over the world. Nothing lights me up more than helping you overcome the hurdles that have kept you feeling stuck in your life for so long. You are meant to seize and savor this life, you are meant for more. You are meant for happiness and fulfillment, and deserve to flourish. I am here to guide you there.


Specialties

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.

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

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.

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

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: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Providence practice
1 Richmond Square, Suite 154E, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
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East Greenwich practice
110 Main Street, Suite 204, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
Not accepting new clients in-person
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
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Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
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Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
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Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
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Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
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Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
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Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
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Online Sessions (Vermont)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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Work and Education

Salt + Slate Wellness, LLC, Positive Psychologist + Life Strategist for Women, 2016 - Present
East Greenwich Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, 2013 - Present
Providence Psychology Services, Clinical Psychologist, 2009 - 2013

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


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"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."
- Santa Clara alum • June 2016
"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."
- Mother • June 2016