Dr. Keppel received her medical degree from Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine. She completed a four-year residency in psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School, including a year as chief resident, and was later a candidate of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Keppel is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she is an active clinical faculty member teaching psychotherapy skills as a supervisor to residents in psychiatric training. She has been recognized for teaching with the Golden Apple Award. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Her therapeutic style is shaped by a background emphasizing psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, and medication management when needed, while focusing on the development of skills to improve psychosocial well-being and strengthen relationships. Dr. Keppel specializes in the holistic approach. She carefully obtains a life history and description of current concerns and then, in a cooperative relationship with the patient, constructs a treatment plan meeting the needs of the whole patient and family. Her broad-based experiences enable her to effectively treat adults experiencing a full spectrum of disorders that affect not not the patients, but also their homes, jobs, and families.
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