Michael Keaveny, Psy.D., LCP
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP) and have worked in private practice, community mental health, and hospital settings. I completed my internship and post-doctoral work at Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital in Illinois working primarily with individuals struggling with eating disorders at the inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. I have held multiple workshops on mindful eating and weight management. I specialize in “third-wave” cognitive-behavioral therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and have helped in the training of therapists to utilize these models. I am LGBTQIA+ affirmative and am cross-culturally informed and responsive.
I work with a wide range of psychological stressors but specialize in treating eating disorders, self-injury, trauma, personality disorders, psychosis, anxiety, and depression. I provide individual psychotherapy for adolescents (13+) and adults as well as couples counseling. I tend to balance sessions between empathic listening and processing with guidance and goal driven work; however, this changes based on the need of the patient. I treat trauma related issues utilizing exposure based methods and narrative therapies at a pace you set. I strive to create a safe space free of judgment and criticism so patients can be themselves and feel open to talk about anything.
I have a wide range of hobbies and interests including art, music, gaming, hiking, reading, and rock climbing. I have a furry companion named Loki who I sometimes bring to the office. He is a Shitzu/Bishon Mix and is hypoalergenic. I am originally from Chicago and have been living in Richmond with my wife for the past 5 years. I enjoy exploring the city to find interesting restaurants and parks.