Cora Keene, LMFT CCTP

I believe my clients are the best experts on their own lives. In each of my sessions, I bring a compassion-focused approach to support my clients in swiftly reaching their goals. As a clincian, I have many years of experience treating eating and exercise disorders. I also enjoy supporting people experiencing significant life transitions, grief and loss, couples and families, substance use and LGBTQI+ considerations.

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and work with those who have experienced childhood abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and emotional abuse.

My Why

I believe that we grow, heal, and have the power to blossom into our highest selves through relationship and self-reflection. But it is hard work! We need care, compassion, and solid direction to guide us through the best and worst of times.

Through psychotherapy, my personal journey transformed and opened to a life I dreamed of. I am honored to bear witness to my clients incredible journeys. I am eternally holding hope, light, and space for all that comes with the human condition.

License & Education

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, # 104572
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
  • Master’s Degree, Couples and Family Therapy, University of Oregon
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Gender and Women’s Studies, Lawrence University of Wisconsin

Training & Experience

I am trained in Post-Modern Family Systems Theory perspective utilizing training and experience with Brief Therapeutic approaches primarily in Narrative-Solutions Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Compassion Focused Therapy.

Drawing from experience and client-centered collaboration, I integrate Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral approaches, Mindfulness and Compassion Focused therapies, and other evidence-based practices including Harm-Reduction and Trauma-informed practices.

I have worked at Residential, PHP/IOP levels of care for the treatment of eating disorders at La Ventana, New Dawn, and RainRock (Monte Nido) Eating Disorder Treatment Centers as an individual, group, and family clinician. I have also worked for community-based organizations and nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area in clinical and administrative roles.

In addition to my current role as an outpatient therapist and supervisor, I work in Substance Use Disorder Services for the San Francisco Dept. of Public Health.

Client Testimonial

“…I did want to let you know how much I have valued having Cora as my therapist the last few years. She has helped me work through a number of issues and big life transitions with such compassion and care, and I’m so grateful to have found a therapist like her.”

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