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Dr. Kim Keenan, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Career difficulties Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois as well as possess a PhD in Applied Ecology. I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual, group, in patient and out patient environments. I created by own counseling clinic and conducted business for over 10 years. I enjoy my time working one-on-one with clients looking for healthy changes as individual, couples and as families. My greatest strengths as a clinician is helping in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress management and career counseling. I lean heavily on the evidenced based practices in ecotherapy and align work in nature driven activities.
My philosophy of treatment is to develop a team approach between myself and my client. I am supportive, directive, empathetic and strive to give clear steps in developing a plan for healthy life management. As a team, I want feedback on not only how my clients are doing, but how they feel about the direction provided in treatment. My main focus in my treatment is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person. We will set goals, small and large, and will engage in consistent dialogue to be sure that the road to success is paved with clear steps and doable and manageable actions. I draw from a strengths based approach to care and believe that everyone possesses many gifts that will lead them to better lives. I apply many techniques found grounded in CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment) and Brief solution focused interventions.

I also believe in the ecological perspective and will introduce skills and techniques to increase a person's connection to others and their environment. I promote connections to nature and have found that constructive use of time with natural elements can speed the process of healing for emotional, physical and mental challenges.
My style of communication is positive, supportive, directive and spirited. I am very approachable and will often weave humor, observations and friendliness into my communications.
I welcome you to join my team and look forward to helping you define and live the life you were meant to.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

License information

IL LCSW 149-007391


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kim Keenan. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Good experience

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Honestly one the best therapist I have ever had. I have overcome a lot things in such a short amount of time!

Written on Jun 04, 2018 after therapy with Kim for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and bipolar

I was skeptical at first, but after a couple sessions with Dr. Keenan I was very surprised. I feel like for the first time I was actually being heard. She responds in a timely manner, I believe she really cares and has your best interest at heart. Dr. Keenan has never spoken down to me or made me feel like my problems had no solution. She actually helps you work through whatever challenges you are facing. I couldn't be more confident and at ease with Dr. Keenan. Thank you

Written on May 25, 2018 after therapy with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

I have a great doctor, and she is very insightful.

Written on May 14, 2018 after therapy with Kim for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger