Beth Keenan, MA

Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Approach

My therapeutic approach is centered in collaboration and compassionate presence. I view therapy as a space where we can explore the stories and relationships of your past so that you can consider how they are influencing your experience of yourself and others in the present moment. By attuning to your stories in their broader sociocultural context, I believe that you can cultivate a practice of offering yourself and others more loving compassion. With a deep reverence for all of the experiences that have gotten you here, I believe that you can begin to imagine a new story for your future that reflects the wisdom, values, and strengths that you and your communities hold. I am humbled to get to honor and celebrate all of the parts that make you, you. Knowing that you are the expert of your own life, I will walk alongside you with warmth, humor, and curiosity as you connect with your deepest truths, needs, and desires. In seasons of so much change and uncertainty, I hope to help you find and elicit what feels most nourishing to your life. 

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with individuals and partners with a wide variety of stories and backgrounds. In this relational work, I bring compassion and curiosity towards exploring the cycles of interaction that lead towards both connection and disconnection, offering space for more aligned choices. To guide this work together, I draw from narrative, emotionally-focused, internal family systems, and somatic (body-based) frameworks. I believe that these systemic, relational approaches can invite us to more fully embrace the complexity of our lives.

Education and Experience

My formal education includes a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark College’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Major coursework there included equity and social justice, sexuality and sex therapy, polyamory and family therapy, grief and loss, counseling LGBTQ+ individuals and families, and somatic psychology, with an emphasis on partners and relational therapy. Prior to becoming a therapist, I accompanied folks navigating reproductive choices and perinatal experiences as a birth and postpartum doula and completed specialized training as a holistic sex educator. I am wildly grateful for this education and experience that supports me in working with folks who are navigating all kinds of concerns, with a specific focus on people exploring reproductive experiences as well as queer individuals and families. 

Fees

My fee structure is as follows:

  • 30 minute initial consultation : Free of charge
  • 50 minute individual session: $110
  • 50 minute partners session: $125

I have a limited number of reduced fee/sliding scale appointments available upon request.

I currently accept cash and debit/credit cards. Payment is due at the end of each session. In the event that you need to cancel your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required to avoid being charged for the session. 

I currently do not accept insurance, however based on your insurance benefits, you may be eligible to receive a full or partial reimbursement of fees paid to me as an out-of-network provider. If this is of interest to you, please feel free to chat with me about this during our initial consultation or at any point during our time together.

The most powerful tool in therapy is the relationship built by our therapists and their clients. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we’d be a good fit.

 

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