Kee O’Toole, PsyD, MS
Dr. Kee O’Toole, Psy.D., M.S. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 35 years of professional and training experience working in a variety of partial hospital and outpatient clinical settings, business organizations and in college counseling. Dr. O’Toole earned her Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University with a concentration in Employee Assistance Program in 1988. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Couples and Family Therapy, from Chestnut Hill College in 2021.
Prior to her clinical psychology training, Dr. O’Toole worked for 22 years in the Employee Assistance Program field where she developed and served as director for three internal and external EAP providers serving small, large and corporate companies. In her capacity as EAP Director, Dr. O’Toole provided program management, clinical staff supervision, direct counseling to employees and families for personal issues, supervisory training and consultations on work-related concerns, and development and delivery of a variety of trainings on workplace concerns and wellness topics (e.g. Workplace Violence Prevention, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management, Diversity in the Workplace).
At Growth Opportunity Center, Dr. O’Toole provides therapy to adolescents, young adults, elders, couples and families. Her areas of interest include: adoption, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, identity and diversity issues related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or immigration status, acculturation stress, intercultural conflict, Asian/Asian American psychology, trauma, work-related stress and conflict, ADHD, and grief and loss. She also has an interest in mindfulness practices and completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Clinicians training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
In her current work, Dr. O’Toole believes that establishing a strong, positive and collaborative therapeutic relationship is core to facilitating the warm, safe and supportive environment needed for promoting change and healing for her clients. Dr. O’Toole adopts an integrative approach by incorporating concepts and strategies from psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, somatic therapy, and mindfulness practices to tailor treatment to meet the needs of each unique individual and set of circumstances. Dr. O’Toole’s clinical approach is also informed by sensitivity to issues related to the client’s diversity background, inviting curiosity and exploration with the client about the potential influences of such factors on one’s sense of identity, issues of concern, areas of strength and resources, as well as possible steps for change and growth.