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Rebecca Babcock Fenerci, Ph.D.

Dr. Rebecca Babcock Fenerci is the Founder and CEO 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, couples, and adults from diverse backgrounds and identities. 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, 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 Providence College.

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 on the board for Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association, and is a consulting editor for Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. Dr. Fenerci is a Veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and is passionate about veterans receiving quality, accessible mental health care.

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