Keilan G. Rickard, PhD

Dr. Keilan Rickard (he/him) is an alumnus of The Seattle School, where he completed his MA in counseling in 2003. He went on to obtain a PhD in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He has been independently licensed as a psychologist since 2013, treating a variety of clinical concerns and diverse populations over the years. Board certified (ABPP) as a clinical psychologist since 2021, he has expertise working with emerging adults, queer communities, and folks who are in recovery from substance use problems.
His approach to therapy draws from numerous clinical traditions, including psychoanalysis, CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. Additionally, he borrows from non-clinical literatures, such as queer theory, linguistic theory, existential-phenomenology, anthropology, and critical race theory to enrich his understanding of humanity. He is interested — though by no means expert — in the Unconscious, language, sex & a/sexuality, death & dying, anatomy, sporting communities, the intersections of religious & political discourse, humor, and writing. He would love to be friends with Bina48 the robot and mentor her as a student at The Seattle School.
When he’s not teaching or providing teletherapy from his home in East Tennessee, Keilan is out walking, busy writing, making music, or spending time with family & friends.