Kim Erin OConnor

(MS, LPC, ACS)
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About Me

I am an LPC in New Jersey with 30+ years of experience. I worked at East Orange General Hospital from June 1985 - June 2014. I started as a Mobile Crisis Counselor - this means I went into the community to bring patients back to the hospital who were experience a true psychiatric crisis and evaluate the patient for psychiatric commitment. I transfer to there Outpatient Department and treated an array of patients from depression to the persistently mentally ill. While in Outpatient I helped develop and run the MICA (Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser) Program with a counselor from our addiction services. In 1995 I wrote polices and procedures for our first Partial Hospital Program and became the manager of the program. I then went on to help develop the Child and Adolescent Program. At this time I also handled the quality assurance for behavioral health and all the hospitals surveys for behavioral health. I then became Director of Behavioral Health - Inpatient, Crisis, Addiction Services, Partial Hospital Program, and Outpatient.
I believe that in guiding the client through what they believe is their issues I can help them find healing so they can be there best possible selves.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00181700 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Kim Erin for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

It is very early days in my association with Kim, so my perspective is limited. Additionally, I have no previous experience with psychoanalysis or counseling. Those things said, I have quite enjoyed and been benefitted by the time I have spent with Kim. She certainly appears interested in understanding my psychology and has committed to doing research on the best practices and approaches to helping me improve in those facets of my thoughts and lifestyle that bring me to the service.