Keith’s current clinical interests include working with patients experiencing symptoms consistent with anxiety and OCD across the lifespan, as well as coaching parents of individuals with OCD using the SPACE treatment protocol. Keith’s current leadership role as the Director of Intensive Outpatient Services stems from his extensive graduate training in OCD and anxiety treatment. He was fortunate to work in two specialty programs for OCD and anxiety, including the McLean OCD Institute in Houston and the Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Center. At both programs, he worked with patients enrolled in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programs and developed a passion for providing exposure and response prevention (ERP). In addition to training in these speciality clinics for OCD and anxiety, he also worked within several other settings, including the VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois and a community mental health agency in Carbondale, Illinois, providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, psychodiagnostic assessment, and group therapy for a range of psychiatric presentations.
He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Harvard Medical School – McLean Hospital. As an intern, he trained across several programs including the Behavioral Health Partial Program, McLean’s OCD Institute, and McLean’s OnTrack Program. His training at McLean Hospital further cemented his passion for providing evidence-based treatments for anxiety and OCD and expanded his competency for working with other psychiatric disorders, including psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, and personality pathology. In addition, he trained with McLean’s Antiracist, Justice, and Health Equity committee to help address systemic barriers to providing quality, effective care for people with diverse identities.
Keith comes to us from the heart of the midwest- Hospers Iowa. In his free time, he enjoys being active, including running and playing volleyball, spending time with his cat, Pooh Bear, and cooking for friends and family. He also enjoys reading and new movies and appreciates recommendations from people that he works with! Keith is passionate about volunteering and has spent time helping the Human Rights Campaign and ‘It Gets Better.’
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne