Maria Keeler, LMFT
Post Master’s Training: TF-CBT
Master’s Degree: Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.
Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor in Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway
Licensure: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Maria graduated with her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008. Since then she has experience working in multiple levels of care within the spectrum of mental health treatment, such as home based therapy, outpatient therapy, county based crisis services and inpatient hospital. In these settings she has worked with a wide variety of mental health issues and relational issues. Maria works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Maria utilizes a variety of approaches depending upon the unique issues that clients present with. These approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, systems theory, mindfulness, psychoeducation and a strengths based focus. Supporting the client in addressing current concerns and clarifying goals in order to help clients work towards their own goals is very important to Maria. Maria encourages clients to extend grace and acceptance to themselves as they participate in the therapeutic process.
When not working, Maria loves spending time with her family which includes two boys, her husband and most recently a dog. Maria enjoys being outside, hiking, camping, cooking, and baking.
SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS
Depression and Mood Disorders
Family Change and Life Transitions
Divorce and Co-parenting
Grief & Loss
Relationship issues (family, marriage, friendships)
Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescent Depression Offered via the University of Minnesota Adolescent Psychotherapy Study
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