Audrey Keaney, PhDc
I believe that therapy harnesses our innate drive towards healing and wholeness.
A holistic, integrative approach that honors the wisdom and connection of the body, mind, and psyche is something I highly value. I believe that the intersubjective therapeutic relationship holds the potential for significant growth, change, and meaning. My intention is to offer a space where compassionate witnessing and accompaniment can occur, allowing individuals to engage in the alchemical process of healing and growth.
I maintain a collaborative and relational approach that adapts to your specific needs and pace. My therapeutic background grounds itself in a depth perspective, emphasizing psychodynamic, relational, somatic, existential, and Jungian theories, while incorporating mindfulness and mind-body practices when appropriate. As a depth-oriented therapist, I focus on the unconscious, exploring aspects of experience and suffering that may not always be consciously recognized. Together, we may delve into the unconscious through dreams, fantasies, body sensations, thoughts, and feelings. I incorporate psychodynamic approaches, emphasizing how past experiences and relationships shape our present reality. I prioritize relating to the patient as a whole person, valuing the complexity of the mind and the multiplicity of the psyche.
Committing to therapy can feel daunting, and I believe in creating a collaborative space that is confidential, safe, and non-judgmental. I consider the client-therapist relationship as sacred, requiring compatibility and trust, and I hold deep importance in ensuring that you experience respect and care throughout this challenging work. I am committed to providing a space where you can freely express and feel, harnessing your inherent capacity to heal and progressing towards a deeper engagement with your inner and outer world. As your therapist, I will approach you with curiosity and compassion, and together, we will slow down and explore your depths to bring to consciousness the things that may be obstructing your path forward.
I am currently engaged in the pursuit of a Doctorate in Clinical Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the same institution in 2022. My previous therapeutic experience from a psychodynamic approach includes training at California Pacifica Medical Center in San Francisco and at Bay Area Clinical Associates in Berkeley. During this time, I worked with a variety of people from all ages and backgrounds, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, severe illness, end-of-life care, relationship challenges, trauma, somatic symptoms, loneliness, and more.
I obtained a Bachelor of Sciences in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Additionally, I hold a certification as a yoga teacher. Over the past 7 years, I have been actively teaching yoga and meditation. Presently, I teach classes for veterans at the Palo Alto VA. At the VA, I also participate in assisting clinical trials that evaluate yoga as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, and Lyme disease. My passion revolves around movement, music, and the mind/body connection. During my leisure time, I enjoy activities such as swimming in the ocean, playing the piano and guitar, practicing yoga, and hiking.
Audrey Keaney is a Registered Psychological Associate (PSB94027842) supervised by Dr. Michiko Akahori, Licensed Psychologist (PSY25692)
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