Keri Downs, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Dartmouth College in 2003. Keri went on to earn her Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston University and Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Keri has experience working with various populations in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers, therapeutic day schools, public school systems, inpatient hospitals, and outpatient clinics throughout the Chicagoland and Metro Boston areas.
Keri has special interest in working with children and adolescents, trauma, and diversity issues and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Through her doctoral dissertation, Keri explored racial identification in black-white biracial children. Keri’s approach to psychotherapy encompasses a wide range of interventions that typically rooted in strengths-based, relationship-based, and cognitive-behavioral theories. She is aware of the strengths of her clients and their families and, whenever possible, incorporates creative approaches into all modalities of therapy. Keri also believes that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful tool to help individuals gain deeper awareness and insight into their emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
Keri joined Dr. Parisi & Associates, P.C. in 2017 and works as an outpatient psychotherapist in his Chicago office providing psychological testing and counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. Keri has a passion for playing basketball and boxing and she is an avid fan of hometown teams (DISCLAIMER: Since moving here, Keri has opened up her heart to the Chicago teams as well!! 😀 ).