Meet Allie, Marriage and Family Therapist in New York City
Understanding that everyone who decides to come to therapy has a unique motivation for doing so, Allie O’Connor focuses on discovering what will work best for you. She takes the time to gain a deeper understanding of the issues bringing you in and the many factors at play so you can work together toward meaningful change.
Allie’s style is warm and compassionate; while you will feel encouraged, you will also feel empowered to take action toward your vision of personal success. She concentrates on solutions, not problems, and on working collaboratively to help you strengthen your present coping skills and intimate relationships.
Specifically, her method draws on research and evidence-based therapeutic models such as Family Systems, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy.
In addition to seeing clients at Modern Marriage and Family Therapy, she is also completing her clinical work at the Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Manhattan focusing on helping individuals and families cope with eating disorders.
Allie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Fairfield University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fairfield University. She is also a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Areas of special interest:
Navigating major life transitions in early adulthood
- Transitioning to college or grad school
- Navigating your twenties
- Moving in with a partner
- Premarital counseling
- Becoming a parent/ Major life transitions
- Career related stress
“I have a deep understanding of how challenging early adulthood can be. It’s a time of constant change, life-altering choices, transitions you can’t easily articulate, and the pressure to have your career and relationships figured out. It’s a time of coming into your own and looking at your past and future with curiosity and compassion.” – Allie O’Connor
- Helping individuals and families cope with eating disorders
“In our society, our relationship with food is often complicated, and it’s so easy to take our dietary ideals to unhealthy places. I enjoy working with the mind-body relationship to nourishing yourself – on multiple levels.”
After working for several years in advertising, Allie is pursuing her passion to help individuals, couples, and families transform their relationships. As a result of her first career in the corporate world, she understands the stressors felt by most individuals trying to balance life’s hectic pace and seeks to provide her clients with tools that empower them to overcome these challenges.