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Kathryn Keough

Kathryn L. Keough, PhD

Associate Pyschologist, Anxiety Disorders Center
Child Mind Institute


Rebecca Lowen, Staff Associate

Kathryn L. Keough, PhD, is an associate psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Keough has a specialized interest in the evaluation and treatment of children and families managing anxiety, trauma, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She has experience treating selective mutism, social anxiety, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adults. She has also provided treatment for individuals with a wide range of other psychiatric disorders, including depression, ADHD, and autism, among others.

Dr. Keough has been extensively trained in various evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She is also a certified therapist in PCIT for Selective Mutism. She utilizes an integrative and person-centered approach to best meet the needs of the individual and their family, while working collaboratively with families, schools, and other natural supports in the client’s life to promote lasting change.  

Dr. Keough has provided individual, family, and group therapy in diverse settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools, and community mental health clinics. Prior to joining the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Keough trained as a predoctoral intern at Andrus, where she worked with children, adults, and families struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, and serious mental illness. Dr. Keough’s research has focused on school refusal behavior and separation anxiety, and she is particularly interested in identifying ways to improve treatment readiness and motivation among youth. She co-authored a chapter on separation anxiety disorder for the upcoming third edition of the Encyclopedia of Mental Health.

Dr. Keough is committed to providing exceptional, individualized care as she supports children, adolescents, and young adults in their journeys to overcome anxiety and related difficulties. She believes that the right treatment can promote hope and self-efficacy, as young people develop a lifelong set of skills to manage anxiety and meet their goals. 


  • Intern, Mental Health Division, Andrus
  • Extern, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute
  • Extern, Center for Psychological Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Extern, Bergenfield High School


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • MA, General Theoretical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • BA, Psychology, University of Notre Dame

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