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Through compassion, understanding, and play,

Ceiba nurtures the emotional wellbeing of children and families

so all are able to heal, strengthen, and thrive.

Ceiba Emotional Health and Wellbeing, LLC.

Maureen O'Keefe, LCSW, LICSW, Owner and Founder.

About Me

I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with twelve years of experience working with children and families experiencing anxiety, depression,  trauma, ADHD, disruptive behavior and attachment issues. I am experienced in treating children adjusting to divorce or separation, youth in the foster care system, and those who have recently immigrated from Latin America. I provide individual, family, and group therapy for youth between the ages of 2-14. 


I hold two independent clinical licenses in Washington, DC and Colorado. Due to COVID-19, I am currently offering telehealth sessions using Zoom. When it is safe, I will be holding sessions out of my office in Denver, Colorado.


I started my career at Indiana University, earning a Bachelors in Social Work, and later a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the Catholic University of America. I utilize a variety of clinical interventions, including play, art, and talk therapy. I specialize in child therapy because I've seen the impact of early intervention and emotional support on children. I truly believe that therapy and psychoeducation help children develop an emotional toolbox that they will use to cope and build resilience throughout their lifetimes.

I am trained in various therapeutic modalities including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Check out my services page to learn more about those modalities.

Please feel free to reach out so we can talk about how I can best support you or your loved ones!


Maureen O'Keefe, LCSW, LICSW


Emotional Health Services

I provide individual and family therapy for youth ages 2-14.

I am certified in a variety of models, which I am able to use as the framework for our sessions.

There is no need to choose a model prior to therapy. I am able to recommend which framework we might use following the initial assessment.


I typically draw from a number of models to find the best treatment for each family I treat.

Click the box below to learn more about these models of therapy.


What does Ceiba mean?


The Ancient Mayans viewed the Ceiba Tree as the tree of life.

Its strong roots connect to the ground and the many layers beneath, and its long limbs reach for the sky above. 

In life, we all need emotional support to help us cope with the events and circumstances that impact us.

Choosing therapy does not signify weakness, but rather resilience and strength - just like the roots and limbs of the Ceiba Tree.