By Michael Tetreault and Arden O’Connor
Today our guest is Arden O’Conner, CEO and Founder 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.
In our Part 1 of 3 series of important and timely mental health discussions FOR DOCTORS and with Arden we’ll discuss:
What percentage of the population experiences anxiety and other mental health issues?
How has COVID impacted the rates of behavioral health issues?
What are signs and symptoms of anxiety that concierge physicians should be aware of?
What strategies can physicians offer to their patients and employees to better manage anxiety?
Are there external resources that physicians should be aware of to offer to anxious patients or employees?
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.”