I am originally from Connecticut and earned my B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania in Gender and Sexuality Studies before heading west to obtain my M.S. and Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. I completed my postdoctoral residency at Reed College Health and Counseling Center and have been lucky to work in many different settings as a counselor.

I work with individuals across the lifespan, but have a specialty in working with college students and young adults. My main areas of interest include trauma, grief and loss, depression, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, experiences of discrimination, and multicultural issues, although I enjoy working with a wide range of other clients and concerns as well.

I identify as a queer woman and also specialize in work with members of the LGBT community, including providing assessments and letters in support of gender affirming surgery. I employ a flexible approach tailored to the needs of each client, with a basis in Person-Centered, Feminist, and Interpersonal Therapy, and incorporation of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, among others.

I strive to help my clients learn about themselves and reach their goals in the context of a supportive and collaborative relationship. My style is casual, transparent, warm, and friendly, and I frequently check in with my clients about the course of our work and offer options and alternatives for how we might move forward.

(503) 427-8514 in the Tigard office
(971) 229-4196 (fax)

keichner@energymatterspdx.com