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.
Additional areas of focus: 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
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI Psychologist 2453-57
Loved how calm and understanding Dr Keene was other than when vaccination got brought up. We seemed to have different opinions on the matter and those opinions were made know by both parties.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with (Cynthia) Cindy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Keene has many great ideas and suggestions to help me through my anxiety. I have learned so much about myself already.
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with (Cynthia) Cindy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
It was nice working with Dr. Keene.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with (Cynthia) Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Keene is an outstanding therapist, she provided excellent advice, shared some very helpful tools and reading suggestions. I definitely am now more equipped to de with stressful situations and to think differently. I highly recommend her as a very open minded therapist who has great insight. Thank you! Mark
Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with (Cynthia) Cindy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching
I meant to hit strongly agree n all my answers, the one strongly disagree was and error. System would not let me change it.
Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with (Cynthia) Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Very kind and easy to talk to
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with (Cynthia) Cindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem