Rosemary O'Connor, LCSW MA

(She/ her)
Preferred Name: Rose

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Experiences of overwhelm, hardship, and imperfections are inevitable aspects of life, and too, they have beautiful qualities. They create atmospheres to understand imbalances and what is essential more deeply, both in ourselves and all those around us. When viewed as entry points to insight and stillness, we can begin to feel some relief and sense of possibility. Rather than hindrances, we begin to see stepping stones on a path to greater awareness, healing, stability of mind amidst changing life conditions, compassion for our suffering and that of others, kind-heartedness and joy. Using Mindfulness and Meditation Traditions, CBT/, EMDR and trauma-informed care, and neuroscience, my hope is to support you on your evolving path, illuminating any stuck places and points of tenderness and suffering, and helping you learn how to be with them with care, reverence, and insight so that they might be more bearable, soften, and transform to love. With compassion as my guide, I enter each session with the sincere intent to connect in a heartfelt way. My hope is to help you learn more about the protections you are reflexively using for your heart — and to introduce you to an array of other protections that can be cultivated to enhance your sense of safety, strength, and well-being.

Education & Experience

Boston College: B.A.; Columbia University: M.A. in Clinical Psychology with concentration in Neurosciences; New York University: M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • UnitedHealth