Dr. Kathy Keating is a registered psychologist (#2169) in Kelowna, B.C. She works on a full-time basis in private practice with adults, providing both psychological assessment and treatment. Dr. Keating views therapy as a collaborative endeavor, necessarily flexible to meet the needs of her clients. She is known for using evidence-based treatment-in particular cognitive-behavioral therapy. She is keen to work with clients to set specific therapeutic goals that are measurable, motivating, and attainable.
Dr. Keating was born and raised in a small fishing town in Newfoundland and Labrador. She completed her undergraduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland before taking clinical psychology graduate training in Nova Scotia at Acadia University. She returned to Memorial to complete her doctorate in clinical psychology. Throughout her graduate training, she completed practica in a wide variety of settings including inpatient and acute care service, outpatient mental health, university counseling centre service, neuropsychiatry service, and community outreach.
She completed her clinical residency at the well-established and competitive Clinical Health Psychology Residency Program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Keating’s residency allowed her numerous training opportunities including a placement at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic in Winnipeg, MB; training in the sub-specialty area of health psychology and advanced outpatient psychotherapy at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, MB; and, training in general outpatient diagnostic assessment and both assessment and treatment training in the Anxiety Disorders Program at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB.
Dr. Keating is registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the British Columbia Psychological Association. She is involved with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Kelowna Branch, sitting on the Mentally Healthly Workplace Award committee as well as fundraising for and participating in other CMHA events. Dr. Keating is also a member of the advisory council for Badge of Life Canada (BOLC).
Clinical Interests & Experience
Trauma & Posttraumatic Stress
Anxiety & Stress
Depression & Mood Disorders
Maternal Mental Health
Grief, Loss, & Life Transitions