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Rebecca Babcock Fenerci, Ph.D.

Dr. Rebecca Babcock Fenerci is the Founder of Compassionate Healing, and a Licensed Psychologist in the States of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Dr. Fenerci has a passion for providing compassionate, evidence-based therapy services to children, adolescents, parents, and adults. She utilizes a combination of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and attachment-based approaches to assist clients with overcoming a variety of mood, behavioral, and interpersonal concerns. She has particular expertise in the treatment of traumatic stress/PTSD, anxiety, depression and interpersonal conflict across the lifespan as well as parenting practices and disruptive behavior in children. Dr. Fenerci specializes in several evidence-based treatments, including: ACT, CBT, CPT, TF-CBT, PCIT, Coping CAT, among others. 

Dr. Fenerci received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 2016. She completed her predoctoral internship at the CAARE Diagnostic & Treatment Center at UC Davis Children's Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Protection of Children at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Dr. Fenerci has taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology at multiple institutions, including: Stonehill College, Merrimack College, Brown Medical School, Clark University and most recently Providence College where she holds an appointment in the Psychology Department as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Fenerci publishes research and presents at national conferences on the cognitive and interpersonal consequences of trauma and the prevention of intergenerational cycles of abuse and neglect. Dr. Fenerci serves as the Early Career Psychologist Board Member for the Rhode Island Psychological Association and is a consulting editor for Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. Dr. Fenerci also serves part-time as a Captain/Clinical Psychologist in the Army Reserves, and has a passion for Veteran's mental health care.

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