About Emily Keef, LCPC, CADC

I am a clinician in Southern Maine , I carry an LCPC a (licensed clinical professional counselor) and CADC ( certified alcohol and drug counselor). The initial focus of my clinical work began in 2015, after completing my internship with Day One outpatient services, I then became a clinical case manager and then a few years later, a substance abuse counselor working closely with the Preble Street Teen Center and was drawn to working with adolescents , parents, adults and families struggling to address issues of addiction, chronic stress , trauma, and mental health concerns. I have often worked closely with emergency responders in the community, to support approaches around harm reduction and develop an understanding and partnership around the needs of various communities in Southern Maine.

I have experience working with groups and families, including co leading the IOP substance abuse and mental health program at Day One for adolescents and for young parents through the Maine Mother’s Network, which both involved an approach using psychoeducation and cognitive behavioral approaches and mindfulness, including working with families and fostering a sense of independence and connecting with community supports. In 2018 I continued my focus and interest in addressing needs unique to parents and began working with younger children with Spurwink services in Lewiston providing outpatient services and as a public school counselor. In 2019 I began training in TF-CBT , an approach to treat children and families who have experienced sexual abuse, and began including approaches in IFS (integrative family systems) , which supports treating complex trauma and developing a deeper sense of understanding , values and historic belief systems , and the choices available verses feeling stuck in patterns or internal narratives.

Over the past year, I have also developed a private practice, with a focus on grief and trauma as well as career and self identity. Additional areas of expertise I have developed over the past 7 years, have been disordered eating/ binging and understanding sensory disorders, dissociation, interpersonal connectivity, using art, writing and mindfulness , depression, anxiety and complex trauma. Frequent approaches I employ include CBT, DBT, IFS, narrative therapy, and expressive arts. I have also served as a supervisor for an adult case management program with Spurwink services over the past year, have worked with mobile crisis as a CSP for 7 years, and am interested in further collaboration with emergency services , further training around EMDR and trauma focused therapies, as well as research around isolation, career counseling, and dance therapy.


  • Anger
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Medical Condition
  • DBT
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Holistic Interventions
  • Imagery/Relaxation Techniques
  • LGBTQ+
  • Minority Issues
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Police
  • Post Partum Depression
  • PTSD
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Self Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Marijuana, etc)
  • Substance Abuse (Opiod, Cocaine, etc)
  • Trauma & Trauma CBT
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Woman's Issues
  • Locations

    South Portland

    707 Sable Oaks Dr
    Suite 230
    South Portland, ME 04106


    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • Cigna
    • Community Health Options
    • Compsych
    • Humana
    • United Behavioral Health/Optum
    • US Family