Dr. Keith offers consultations, therapeutic services, coaching and supervision in Virginia, Vermont, and surrounding areas. While her physical practice is now located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont the evolution of teletherapy allows for services to be delivered almost anywhere (pursuant to laws and regulations).
Dr. Keith completed her clinical training at Lynchburg College in 2008 in the CACREP Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She graduated with a master's in education and completed licensure requirements in Virginia in 2013 (VA license: 0701005500). Dr. Keith completed additional training in Virginia Tech's PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program in 2018 where she graduated with honors.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDRIA
From the initial contact the focus is on building a non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship that offers unconditional positive regard. During this building phase Dr. Keith focuses on learning about your story and journey, while helping you identify those places and spaces where therapy will focus. Once areas of focus have been identified, Dr. Keith will introduce mindfulness, therapeutic connection to self, and advanced trauma treatments (EMDR, IFS, Somatic) to work toward holistic healing and integration.
Dr. Keith strives to create a therapeutic environment that recognizes the influence of culture and society on the system interpretation and holding of experience. Each clients cultural perspective and experience is held with compassion and understanding with the roots of systemic trauma explored in each therapeutic relationship. The experience of an intensive at The Rockbridge Wellness Group is welcoming, safe, and affirming for all BIPOC, LGBTQQUIA+, and differently abled people.
In order to address trauma, painful experiences, and negative thought patterns, Dr. Keith incorporates mindfulness based practices, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Ego State Therapy. Our worlds are not one dimensional and require that we address the multiple ways in which we absorb information. Our complex internal worlds are best envisioned through parts of self and the integration of parts work into therapy is an important step to achieving healing and integration.
Trauma treatment can also be utilized in an intensive format. A trauma intensive differs from weekly psychotherapy in that the focus of treatment is the resolution of a system of trauma through utilization of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing/Internal Family Systems and Somatic therapies over a 3 - 5 days intensive period. Each day consists of 7 - 8 hours of intensive psychotherapy with adjunct therapies (acupuncture, sensory deprivation floats, meditation) added as needed. Dr. Keith will work with you for three sessions prior to the intensive to determine the goal of therapy, fit for treatment, and plan for navigating the system of trauma. If you are interested in learning more, please check out this link:
Dr. Keith practices with a five year old Goldendoodle named Harper. To learn more about the integration of canine assisted therapy please visit Harper's page.
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