Therapist of the Month

October 2019

Dr. Cindy Keefe Psy.D

Dr. Cindy Keefe, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1506 Post Road

Second Floor, Suite #1

Fairfield, CT 06824


Tell us about your practice.

I have a full time private practice located in Fairfield, CT and specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. By offering my clients acceptance and understanding, I provide a safe and nurturing environment where challenges and goals can be set and direction can be established. My services include child/adolescent/young adult psychotherapy, parent coaching, psychological testing and ADD/ADHD support services. I am also a Certified Parent-Child Interaction therapist (PCIT) where I work jointly with parents and their children ages 2 to 7 to improve their relationship and reduce problematic behaviors and parenting stress. I enjoy giving back to the community by giving presentations on various topics related to the mental health of children and adolescents.

What made you decide to open your own business?

During my training and my early career years as a Clinical Psychologist, I had the opportunity to work in many different public and private mental health facilities including: inpatient acute care and outpatient hospital settings, residential treatment facilities, community health clinics, schools and private group practice. After awhile, I began to feel limited by policies/rules that I had not set. I have always wanted to be my own boss and knew that the best way to achieve this goal was to open up my own private practice where I could determine the best course of treatment for my patients.

What has been the most challenging aspect of building your business?

I find the most challenging aspect to be juggling the management of a full case load and also knowing that I should be marketing myself/my business to more referral sources. In order to grow my Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) specialty, I am making a committed effort to reach out to more pediatricians and nursery schools.

What has been the most rewarding part of building your business?

The most rewarding part has been the opportunity to truly connect with and help my clients and their families successfully navigate and find solutions to their mental health issues. I especially enjoy working with children, adolescents and young adults for several years to help them establish a solid platform for future growth. I also like the flexibility, which comes with having my own practice and setting my own schedule and hours.

How has Private Practice Studio helped you in achieving your business goals?

The workshop that I took with Liz provided a good foundation and resource for questions and issues that come up in my practice.

Anything else you would like us to know?

Starting my own private practice was easier than I imagined and it has been very rewarding. I would encourage anyone that has a desire to have his or her own private practice to not delay any longer, it is a dream that you can make come true!

Dr. Cindy Keefe, Psy.D is a Fairfield, Connecticut Psychologist with a specialization in children, adolescents, young adults and their families.