Kira  Keenan

Kira Keenan


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Education, MEd Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated November 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Specialized sex education
  • Sex therapy
  • Effective Communication
  • Sex positive clinical care
  • Neurodiversity
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Kira Keenan (formerly Manser) is a therapist working primarily thru telehealth with extensive experience helping individuals and people in relationships explore and build agency within their sexuality.

Kira works with adults who need an affirming space where they can be fully seen and supported. She prioritizes forming strong connections with her clients so while in session they can be their fully authentic selves. Kira’s experience as a pleasure-focused sex educator means she has experience talking about a diverse range of sexuality topics with skill and comfort. With a genuinely curious and affirming perspective she enjoys working with people from a broad and delightfully rich range of backgrounds and experiences.

Energetic and friendly, Kira strives to create spaces that challenge and support individuals to explore sexuality by using active methods and affirmative and feminist informed therapeutic modalities. She received her MSW and MEd in Human Sexuality from Widener University and her BA from Brown University.

Message to clients

I work to create a space where people can show up as their full and complicated selves and trust that they will be seen and affirmed. I have been an educator in both the health and pleasure fields, often acting as the bridge and interpreter between the two. As a result I have expertise supporting people in the complex intersections of mental health, sexual health, and sexual pleasure- and how they can be such powerful parts of our worlds.

I hold a sex positive philosophy that frames a wide diversity of identities, desires, and sexual behaviors as healthy and normal. I center social justice, personal autonomy, and consent as my guiding values. If this sounds like a space that could be a good fit for you - I'm excited to work with you.


Specialized sex education - Connecting people to medically accurate information about their bodies as well as the latest sexual enhancement devices to support them in safely accessing the full range of sexual experiences, expressions, and stimulation that they desire.

Sex therapy - Supporting individuals and relationships in navigating varying challenges that can disrupt physical intimacy, including: desire discrepancies, persistent shame, or challenges w sexual functioning related to disability, chronic illness, or mental health.

Effective Communication - Supporting people in building the confidence, language, and skills to effectively communicate their desires, boundaries and experiences in a values aligned and authentic way. This includes building an understanding of self and the ability to communicate effectively w others.

Sex positive clinical care - Experience holding a non-judgemental space where all sexual identities and consensual forms of sexual expression are recognized as equally valid. Clinical space that frames sexuality as an inherent part of complex self, and then supports the process of articulating, exploring, and connecting to what is authentic about that part of self in each person. This process helps people relate to their sexuality as a positive and resourcing part of themselves.

Neurodiversity - Clinical space that supports each neurodiverse person in understanding themselves and their neurodiversity uniquely. This process supports developing self understanding as well as effective tools to help navigate the variety of obstacles that living in a neurotypical world can present.

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Two decades of personal and professional experience.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Kira Keenan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Relationship Session: $300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

If you would like to access insurance-covered care please contact Lifespan’s adult gender and sexuality behavioral health program.


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Lifespan’s Adult Gender and Sexuality Behavioral Health Clinic, Manager, 2022 - Present
The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, now SHIP, Clinical Director, 2014 - 2018
Mazzoni Center for LGBT Health and Wellness, Professional Training Manager, 2012 - 2014

Widener University, MEd, 2012
Widener University, MSW, 2012
Brown University, BA, 2007


Rhode Island: ISW02870



Professional endorsements

"Kira is a well informed, patient, kind and dedicated therapist. She cares deeply for the well being of her clients. Kira is also a great resource for other therapists. I have frequently consulted with her and have come away enlightened and informed. I would highly recommend her as a therapist."

- Michele Paliotta, LICSW • January 2017