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Through compassion, understanding, and play,
Ceiba nurtures the emotional wellbeing of
adults, children and families

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

Ceiba Emotional Health and Wellbeing, LLC.

Maureen Vivas-O'Keefe, MSW, LCSW, Owner and Founder.

About Me

I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with nearly two decades of experience working with adults, children and families experiencing anxiety, depression,  trauma, postpartum anxiety/depression, ADHD, disruptive behavior and attachment challenges. 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, movement, and talk therapy. I take a holistic view when working with any individual or family, teaching and emphasizing the intersection between mind, body, society, resources, and relationships. I provide individual, family, and group therapy virtually or in person using the experiential therapy model which involves processing and healing in the outdoors through walking or hiking.

 

My three therapeutic passions lie in working with children, adults, and prenatal/postpartum support. I enjoy providing child and family therapy because I've seen the impact of early intervention and emotional support for 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. My second area of focus is providing adult therapy because I understand the vulnerability it takes to engage in growth and change after decades of engaging in behaviors that were protective but now may no longer serve you. My third speciality is supporting new parents experiencing prenatal and postpartum challenges. The adjustment to parenthood changes ones identity, schedule, physical and emotional health, and I enjoy supporting parents through this life-changing period of time. 

I am trained in various therapeutic modalities including: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 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!

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Maureen Vivas-O'Keefe, LICSW

 

Emotional Health Services

I provide individual and family therapy for all people across the lifespan.

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.

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

 

What does Ceiba mean?

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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.