Sharon Kaye-O’Connor, LCSW

Sharon Kaye-O'Connor, LCSW


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York State

Ordained Spiritualist Minister

Area of Focus:

  • Working with autistic and neurodivergent populations through a sensory-informed and pro-neurodiversity lens.
  • Helping educators, clinical professionals, and families gain greater understanding of autism and the autistic experience.
  • Holistic and psychospiritual therapy for anxiety, stress, and life transitions.
  • Incorporating spirituality into helping clients manage grief and loss.


Master of Social Work, Hunter College School of Social Work/CUNY

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Professional Background

Sharon Kaye-O’Connor, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Manhattan, NYC specializing in anxiety, spirituality, and neurodiversity. She is a licensed clinical social worker in New York State and holds an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work/CUNY. 

Sharon is co-author of Academic and Student Affairs in Collaboration: Creating a Culture of Student Success (Routledge, 2016). Her expertise has been featured in numerous online publications including Salon, Fatherly, VeryWellMind, PsychCentral, and Autism Parenting Magazine.

Sharon is an ordained Spiritualist minister, and her training in holistic modalities includes Reiki and Transformational Breathing. In her practice, she incorporates spirituality and a holistic perspective to help clients manage anxiety, life transitions, finding their path, grief, and loss. 

She is the founder of Idlewild Intuitive, a practice that provides consultation and education for clinicians, educators, and families related to autism through the lens of the autistic experience.

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Professional Associations:

Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)