Susan  Keefer
Zencare Vetted

Susan Keefer

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC PhD
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Women's issues
  • Life transitions
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Keefer is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in New York, NY. Dr. Keefer is passionate about helping individuals and couples become “unstuck” - whether this means making a tough decision, instigating change, improving communication techniques to feel heard, or more. She works with clients to build self esteem and gain insight from their thoughts. Many of Dr. Keefer’s clients suffer from addictions, whether that’s to substances, unhealthy relationships, or harmful habits.

Dr. Keefer blends her therapy experience with yoga and meditation practice to create a holistic, empowering journey for her clients. By talking about physical health like diet, exercise, and sleep patterns, Dr. Keefer ensures that both the body and mind receive therapeutic attention. She supports clients as they explore their thoughts and notice unhealthy thought patterns. By equipping clients with coping tools in the face of uncomfortable or harmful feelings, Dr. Keefer helps clients break free from old ways and establish new, healthier habits.

Dr. Keefer has a PhD in Social Psychology. As she helps clients with their anxiety, depression, or inner conflict, she leans on humor and compassion in session to make sure everyone feels comfortable.


Message to clients

My primary goal as a therapist is to help you to negotiate whatever difficult mindset or situation you are struggling with. This is a twofold process: gaining insight into your life circumstances, and developing the agency to improve them. My role is to hold up a mirror so that you can begin to develop a more accurate perception of who you are. We can all be blind to our weak spots - but there are always hidden strengths to be discovered too...

I work with individuals experiencing a range of psychological concerns, including trouble adjusting to life circumstances, mood disturbances (anxiety or depression), and/or struggles with addiction. I also work with couples experiencing relationship difficulties, such as frustrating communication patterns or an inability to effectively resolve conflict.

I am versed in cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic theory/practice, and am particularly drawn to techniques that emphasize the mind/body connection. With 20 years as a yoga practitioner/ teacher, I am a strong believer in the benefits of lifestyle change - exercise, nutrition and meditation - in improving psychological health.

Starting therapy can be difficult, but it can also be the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It is important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable, respected, and heard: a good fit between therapist and client is necessary for any meaningful progress to be made. I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation by phone or video so that we can see if we can work well together.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

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

Insurance

Susan Keefer 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: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (45min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 8 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 8 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 8 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 8 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 8 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 8 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 8 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 8 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

self, therapist/owner, 2009 - Present

Temple University, PhD, 1997


Licensure

New York: 006162


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Susan was smart, comprehensive, straightforward, and perceptive. I look forward to working with her."
- Zencare client • June 2021