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Managing Resistance to Mental Health Treatment. A Discussion with Arden O’Connor about Behavioral Health Resources

Michael Tetreault, Editor, Concierge Medicine Today/The DPC Journal and Author/Host, The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast

By Michael Tetreault, Editor, Concierge Medicine Today/The DPC Journal and Author/Host, The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast

Today we wrestle with a complex, overwhelming subject and very personal material. Mental Health. More specifically, how can Physicians, Concierge Medicine Doctors and families access the right treatment and the best resources in an complex and emotionally charged field of healthcare?

My guest and friend today is Arden O’Connor, CEO of the O’Connor Professional Group (

Arden founded the O’Connor Professional Group to address the needs of families and individuals struggling with an array of behavioral health issues, including addiction, mental health disorders, eating disorders, learning, and other developmental challenges. With several relatives in recovery, Arden is passionate about helping families and individuals navigate the highly fragmented treatment system in a way that creates positive outcomes and allows families to heal. Arden is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She remains heavily involved in community activities, as a board member of Winsor School Corporation, Collaboration for Family Flourishing, Massachusetts Association of Mental Health, and Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises. Previously, she served as a board member for the Justice Resource Institute (former chair), Harvard Club of Boston, Victory Programs, C4 Recovery Solutions and Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Boston.

She maintains professional affiliations with the following organizations: Boston Estate Planning Council and Family Firm Institute.

“O’Connor Professional Group is more than a business endeavor for me; it is a mission that I embarked on after my experience accessing resources for a family member in the treatment industry. My youngest brother struggled with addiction for many years, and finding the right treatment program or set of services for him was difficult, confusing, and often overwhelming. It created chaos within our family system and I knew there had to be a better way to manage the process. I founded the O’Connor Professional Group to help families like mine find high-quality resources and develop strong community-based supports, given that transitions often present challenges for individuals with behavioral health issues. With a strong team of experts, vast network of colleagues and continuum of services, we are able to tailor our approach to meet the holistic needs of clients and their support systems.”


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About O’Connor Professional Group

O’Connor Professional Group (OPG) offers a continuum of services to guide individuals and families through the behavioral health industry by providing concierge services to identify suitable treatment and aftercare options, and assist in creating and implementing sustainable recovery plans. We help address the needs of those struggling with behavioral health issues that include substance use disorders, mental health issues, eating disorders, and mood and personality disorders. OPG also supports individuals on the autism spectrum and young adults lacking clinical diagnoses, who are struggling with transitions to independence.

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