Dr. Mitch Keil
Therapy helps people to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships, become free of old patterns, or simply find ways to process pain or memories that have kept them feeling stuck. It is a healing process that allows people to not only start feeling better but gain insight, awareness, and ultimately begin trusting their intuition and experience. Relationships are as capable of hurt and pain as they are for healing. I am an active, involved therapist whose life's work is aimed at providing growth, relief, and healing for those that enter my practice. I have a heart and a passion for this work and care deeply for the people that come to see me. I look forward to getting to know you, understanding your unique challenges, and meeting you exactly where you are.
Our Areas of Expertise
Trauma and PTSD
Addiction & Co-Dependency
Relationship and Couples Issues
Teenage & Young Adults
Mental health is complex, and it would be a lot easier if we were like cars. Busted radiator, no problem, tink tink tink, and back on the road. Unfortunately, we don't work that way, and be weary of those who say they have a simple answer or your particular Allen wrench. Maybe at this point you have even been down the psychiatry path but found no relief. The self-help books, the diet, the exercise, yoga, hot yoga, working more, working less, and the host of other well-intended avenues have been exhausted, and here you are.
I have found that it usually takes a series of these attempts before we entertain the scary idea of seeing a "shrink." However, it just may be that you are in the right place. Therapy isn't a magical cure, but it's the best path I know to heal, grow, gain insight, and feel better. In the process of therapy you will likely make sense of your past and begin to understand how it affects your present. Many find greater awareness of themselves, and therefore are better able to navigate relationships and challenges in their lives. I know – I've been there. Therapy is more than a chat, checklist review, self improvement project, or the "solving" of you as a crossword puzzle. Therapy is a relationship between two people devoted to facing the deepest truths of our lives so we can be healed. Making that first appointment can be difficult and may even provoke anxiety, but I know of no better or more worthy investment than psychotherapy.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have, especially if this is your first glance at therapy. There is no such thing as a bad question and no shame in looking for help. Even if I won't be your therapist, I like to help people get to where they need to go.
I look forward to getting to know you, understanding your unique challenges and meeting you exactly where you are at this time, on this day. My goal is to walk alongside you in this healing process and help you to navigate difficult times. My contact information is below
260 Newport Center Drive,
Newport Beach, CA 92660