Kim O'Connor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westchester, NY who specializes in parenting, anxiety, relationships, work stressors, and depression.
Kim's practice is open to individual adults, couples, children, teens, as well as clients for group therapy sessions. She is skilled in helping clients navigate such life adjustments as raising a family, entering or ending a romantic relationship, and deciding on a desired academic or career course. She also welcomes clients who are seeking anger management skills, for themselves or loved ones.
Kim takes an eclectic approach to treatment, infusing her psychodynamic training with components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This blend empowers clients with the opportunity to gain perspective and greater self-awareness, while also developing skills for managing difficult situations and emotions.
When working with parents, Kim emphasizes the power of the family structure, which helps clients understand how they can affect positive change within their unit. She also recommends mindfulness practices where helpful. When working with children and adolescents, Kim understands the pressures of academic rigor, and helps clients identify and navigate symptoms of perfectionism.
Kim’s practice is located in Rye, where she looks forward to working with you.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Private practice, 2009 - Present
NYU School of Social Work, Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work, 1996
University of Maryland, MSW, 1991
This 4-week group utilizes a unique, evidence-based curriculum of mindfulness and meditation to help participants more effectively manage stress, improve sleep, and focus the mind.