Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult, Child & Adolescent
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Dr. Downs has experience working with various populations in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers, therapeutic day schools, public school systems, inpatient hospitals, and outpatient clinics throughout the Chicago and Metro Boston areas. Dr. Downs has special interests in working with children and adolescents, trauma, and diversity issues and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Downs’ approach to therapy encompasses a wide range of interventions that are typically rooted in strengths-based, relationship-based, and cognitive-behavioral theories. She is aware of the strengths of her clients and their families and, whenever possible, incorporates creative approaches into all modalities of therapy. Dr. Downs also believes that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful tool to help individuals gain deeper awareness and insight into their emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
Keri Downs, Psy.D. completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Dartmouth College. She went on to earn her Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston University and Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Dr. Downs completed her internship at MercyFirst and her post-doctoral fellowship at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC).