This practice believes that people have the power to change, to grow, to adapt, and to live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to them.
Dr. Elizabeth O'Keefe works with individuals and couples. Areas of specialization for individual therapy include: helping adults and children who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or coping with the effects of trauma. Dr. O'Keefe can assist you in increasing your self-esteem, finding healthy ways to manage difficult emotions, and feel mentally well.
Dr. O'Keefe is certified in CBT-I, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, which is an evidenced based treatment for insomnia that developed and tested by Dr. Gregg Jacobs' at Harvard Medical School.
Marriage counseling can be beneficial to couples in any stage of their relationship. I help couples learn how to better understand each other’s needs, regain a feeling of closeness and peace in the relationship, and manage periods that are known to be hard on couples (e.g. coping with infertility, becoming parents, managing blended families).
Dr. O'Keefe is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist. She uses a combination of empirically validated therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Researchers have demonstrated that the most important factor in the success of therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. The client needs to feel genuinely heard and respected, while trusting in the professional relationship. Sometimes clients say that they've tried therapy previously and it "didn't work." Often times these may be cases of a mismatch between the client and therapist. Consider trying therapy again if you find yourself in this position.
This practice offers traditional therapy for adults and children, as well as, online therapy offered via secure video conference.
Call or email to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.
2174 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick, New York 11566, United States
Telephone Number: 516-277-6121
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