Kim  O'Connor

Kim O'Connor

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Master of Social Work, MSW
New York Waitlist Online
Rye Waitlist In-person

I've recently expanded my practice to include two talented therapists. Please visit my website to read about Robert Reiser and Margaret Yeh. Both are on Cigna and UMR insurance panels.

Updated September 12, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Kim O'Connor is a psychotherapist in Westchester, NY who specializes in anxiety, depression, parenting, life transitions, and family, school, and work stress.

Kim's practice is open to individual adults and teens. She is skilled in helping clients navigate such life adjustments as raising a family, entering or ending romantic relationships, 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) as well as mindfulness-based strategies. 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. When working with teens, Kim understands the pressures of academic rigor and helps clients identify and navigate symptoms of perfectionism. 

Kim’s practice is located in Rye NY for in-person visits. She is also available by telehealth for anyone living in New York State.


Message to clients

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield 


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Initial session: $225 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
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
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Rye practice
14 Elm Place, Suite 200, Rye, New York 10580
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 1 pm-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 30 years

Private practice, 2009 - Present
NYU School of Social Work, Adjunct Instructor, 2001 - Present

University of Maryland, MSW, 1991


Licensure

New York: R048401-1


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She was kind, thoughtful, and transparent about her schedule."
- Zencare client • June 2021