Last updated: 3/22/2020

M. Kim O'Connor, LCSW-R, ACSW (917) 453-2328
Last Updated: 3/22/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Educator

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English

Therapy is about creating meaningful, lasting change that contributes to a sense of fulfillment in your own life and in your relationships with others. It's an investment in you and those around you. I have a collaborative, goal-oriented approach, tailored to each individual and shaped by my own training, experience, and interests as well as my curiosity, empathy and respect for others. My practice is informed by a wide variety of influences (psychodynamic training, parent management training, cognitive behavioral studies including DBT and mindfulness) and interests (meditation, parenting issues, work/life balance, life transitions, neuropsychology, positive psychology).
I work with children, teens, young to middle age adults, parents and couples on a variety of issues including stress and anxiety; depression, adjusting to life events and transitions; interpersonal conflict and communication; relationship issues; parenting problems; academic and occupational struggles, and emotional regulation issues including anger management.
The wonderful thing about change is it can start in thought- cultivating greater self-awareness or behavior- learning a new skill. Whatever the starting place, our ability to connect with one another in an authentic way, in which you feel understood, is critical to the change process. 
Specialties
Focusing on:
Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Infant Mental Health Infertility Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Runaways Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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M. Kim O'Connor, PLLC
14 Elm Place, Suite 200
Rye, NY 10580  
www.mkimoconnor.com
(917) 453-2328

Contact: M. Kim O'Connor

Office Hours:
Mon10:30am – 7:00pm
Tue10:30am – 7:00pm
Wed7:00am – 7:00pm
Thu10:30am – 7:00pm
Fri10:30am – 6:00pm
Sat7:30am – 12:00pm
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 weeks

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (Doxy.me, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Qualifications
Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 28

Licensing:
NY - LCSW-R [04840101]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $175
Couples: N/A
Group: $80
Family: $175

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Insurance:
CIGNA HealthCare Oxford Health Plans
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
Optum Behavioral Health United HealthCare (Options PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Obese or Overweight Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families Suicidal Transgender Twins Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Feminist Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Jungian Long-Term Narrative Therapy Play Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Schema Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Online Therapy Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Caribbean Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian
Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Groups
Learning 2 Breathe
L2B is a 6-week group that teaches teens how to use mindfulness to build stress management skills, enhance emotion regulation, and strengthen their attention and performance. The two weekly groups are open to MS and HS teens.
Group Focus: Stress
Education/Personal Development
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Adolescents (13-17)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Healthy Minds Project
14 Elm Place
Suite 200
Rye, NY 10580
Phone: (917) 453-2328
Meeting Time: From 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Friday