Kira Keenan (formerly Manser) is a therapist in North Providence, RI with expertise in helping individuals and couples with sexual communication, gender affirmation, sexual functioning, sexual pleasure, and sex positivity.
Kira works with clients age 18 and older, including couples and incorporates a combination of Feminist, Narrative, and Relational Therapies. She prioritizes forming strong connections with her clients so while in session they can be their authentic selves.
Energetic and friendly, Kira strives to create spaces that challenge and support individuals to explore sexuality by using active methods and affirmative and feminist informed therapeutic modalities. She received her MSW and MEd in Human Sexuality from Widener University and her BA from Brown University.
Gender affirmation - Reflecting the inherent worth and value of the wide diversity of ways that people experience their internally felt sense of gender
Sexual functioning - Supporting individuals and relationships in navigating varying levels of physical ability that can impact sexual functioning; this may include impacts of disability, chronic illness, or mental health as well as the normal variation that occurs in bodily function as people age and bodies change
Sexual pleasure - Connecting people to medically accurate information and the latest sexual enhancement devices to support them in safely accessing the full range of sexual experiences and stimulation that they desire
Sexual communication - Supporting people in building the confidence, language, and skills to effectively communicate their desires, boundaries and experiences about sexual interactions; this includes both building an understanding of self and the ability to communicate it effectively to partners
Sex positivity - Working to reframe sexuality as a part of authentic self within a cultural context that frames sex as an inherently dangerous and external force; while not all sexual experiences are positive, sex positivity honors sexuality as a powerful and important part of self that has the potential to be healing and positive when consensually expressed in alignment with strongly held values and beliefs
Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Out of control sexual behavior - Managing sexual urges, thoughts, and behaviors that feel out of control and cause significant distress
LGBTQ and gender identity issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Transgender topics - Provides therapeutic support before, during, and after transition
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
ADD/ADHD - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Kira Keenan is not in-network with any insurances.
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Sliding scale: An income-based sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, Clinical Director, 2014 - 2018
Mazzoni Center for LGBT Health and Wellness, Professional Training Manager, 2012 - 2014
Widener University, MEd, 2012
Widener University, MSW, 2012
Brown University, BA, 2007
Rhode Island: ISW02870
"Kira is a well informed, patient, kind and dedicated therapist. She cares deeply for the well being of her clients. Kira is also a great resource for other therapists. I have frequently consulted with her and have come away enlightened and informed. I would highly recommend her as a therapist."- Michele Paliotta, LICSW • January 2017