Dr. Patrick Keelan obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Winnipeg where he was awarded the gold medal in psychology. He then completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto.
After teaching and doing research at universities and colleges throughout Canada, He moved to Calgary in 2000 where he completed the requirements to become a registered psychologist specializing in counselling psychology.
While much of Dr. Keelan’s practice involves helping couples to have thriving relationships, he is also skilled in helping couples whose relationships do not work out. Among the challenges with divorce which he helps people face and overcome are: Healing emotionally from the loss; Managing stresses associated with the divorce; Practicing constructive communication skills for interactions with your ex-partner; and Helping children involved in the divorce learn and practice coping skills.
The approach which Dr. Keelan uses to help clients is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In this approach, he helps clients to address aspects of their lives which affect them negatively by making changes in their thinking and behaviour. In this manner, he works with his clients to help them take steps to target current and past stressful events in their lives, do more activities which help them to cope with stress, take care of their physical well-being and learn to perceive events with a balanced perspective. This approach helps his clients to manage their moods so that they can lead emotionally fulfilling and enjoyable lives while coping effectively with negative events which they come across.
He is a certified therapist with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, — organizations whose members have been assessed for proficiency in CBT. Dr. Keelan helps his clients succeed in overcoming challenges like divorce by using this approach to overcome challenges in his own life. These challenges include athletic achievements like completing the Boston Marathon and the Ironman triathlon along with attaining a black belt in karate. He enjoys using this approach to help his clients succeed in overcoming challenges in their personal lives.
Dr. Patrick Keelan works out of offices in Calgary and Cochrane.
From the very first meeting, you will feel comfortable with Dr. Keelan. He is extremely kind, caring, and easy to talk to.
He works with his clients who are facing emotional challenges with their divorce to find an approach that they are comfortable with. He then helps them implement ideas and strategies to address the issues that are impacting their lives.
To help his clients, Dr. Keelan is extremely experienced in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and successfully utilizes this approach. In this approach, he helps clients to address aspects of their lives which affect them negatively by making changes in their thinking and behaviour.
He works to help his clients break their problems down into small steps and to make positive changes in a step-by-step manner.