I am a licensed psychologist. That is, I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology with 10 years of postdoctoral experience. I initially worked on an acute psychiatric inpatient unit with people with severe mental disorders. More recently, I worked with veterans and active duty military with PTSD from wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Viet Nam, among other military assignments, as well as military sexual trauma.
I have a long history working in mental health, starting out as a hospital social worker with a master's degree, then returning to school for my PhD in psychology.
I trained and became certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I tend to use cognitive behavioral methods, but first like to listen to a client talk about their problems, then work with them to determine the best treatment approach based on their needs and comfort level.
I believe that traumatic experiences resulting in PTSD often leads to anxiety, substance abuse, withdrawal, isolation and depression in a vicious cycle. Treatment can effectively change that process. I returned to work after retirement to help people with mental health issues related to COVID and it's impact on our lives. I am especially interested in working with health care providers who dealt with exhaustion, anxiety, and fear caring for patients with COVID.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Psychologist #2453-57 (Expires: 2023-09-30)
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I am forever thankful for Dr Keene’s kindness and expertise.
She follows up with me even if I'm not reaching out, and she helps me stay focused on the issue at hand.
Dr. Keene felt very much like a friend: genuinely concerned for my well-being and betterment. She got me through some very difficult times and I appreciate it greatly.
Never thought I'd be so comfortable talking about my life and getting help
Dr. Keene has taken the time to not only understand my anxiety and self-hatred, but to learn how I best respond to therapy and has provided the utmost support and genuine care to me. I am truly thankful for Dr. Keene
Dr. Keene has been incredibly helpful in assisting me with bettering my mental health.
It is easy to connect with her. Video or phone calls work so well for me, not having to travel has made it possible for me to do therapy again. Knowledgeable and will to share what she thinks will be helpful. Would recommend her to friends.
Dr Keene was very knowledgeable and helped me take a deeper look into my concerns that were bothering me.