Keri DeBoer specializes in working with adolescents and adults on a broad range of issues and has a strong cognitive behavioral approach to therapy. Some of her specialty areas are: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Adolescent issues, Parent/Child issues, ADHD, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ issues, Women’s issues, Relationship issues, Grief and Loss, issues of Spiritually.
In addition to Cognitive Therapy, Keri uses a variety of techniques related to the mind body connection in the healing process. Some of these include Mindfulness, Relaxation, Visualization, Tapping and Therapeutic Exposure. Keri believes that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most crucial component to productive and beneficial therapy.
Keri was born in Moses Lake, Washington and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from University of Alaska Anchorage in 1985, while also playing collegiate basketball. Keri earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Hawaii in 1987 while making time to play plenty of sand volleyball. Keri began her career as a Clinical Social Worker at Charter North Psychiatric Hospital working with their chemical dependency programs, adult mental health unit, and eventually helped develop and clinically lead their adolescent residential treatment program. In 1992, she moved into full time private practice, while also working and managing a mental health contract with Elmendorf Air force Base Hospital. Keri has also previously provided contract work for South Central Counseling Center and Behavioral Medicine of Alaska. Keri has been with Willow Medical since 2008 bringing with her invaluable leadership and interpersonal skills to our Willow family. She has also previously served on the boards of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Volunteers of America.
Keri currently enjoys music, gardening, golfing, skiing and spending time with friends and family.
Keri offers teletherapy for clients that are residents of Alaska.