Richard O'Connor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD

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Richard O'Connor, MSW, PhD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeville
(860) 492-0400 Website

Richard O'Connor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD


Location

Richard O'Connor PhD
11A Brook St
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039
(860) 492-0400
Website
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Additional Location

141 E 55th St
3C
New York, New York 10022
(917) 455-7220

I specialize in mood disorders and anxiety. I've published five books--Undoing Depression is probably the most familiar---on depression, stress, and happiness, My latest, "Rewire," was released August 2014. My approach is basically psychodynamic, with a lot of CBT and mindfulness. I believe that anyone can change--the brain can literally be rewired--but it takes a lot of patience and practice. Most of the people I meet have been battered around by life, and it's left scars--difficulty hoping, difficulty trusting. It's my job to mobilize that hope and trust.

Most people seek treatment because of the effects of stress on a vulnerable individual. We have to understand what makes you vulnerable, but we also have to develop realistic plans for how to recover. People seem to have the most trouble with self-sabotaging behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns

I have the privilege of working both in rural Connecticut and in Manhattan, so I see a wide variety of people. I also do phone and Skype counseling with people who have found me through my books. And I enjoy couples and family work.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License and State: 0002133 Connecticut

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
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Location

Richard O'Connor PhD
11A Brook St
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039
(860) 492-0400
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

141 E 55th St
3C
New York, New York 10022
(917) 455-7220
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Richard O'Connor, MSW, PhD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeville

Richard O'Connor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD