Suraya Keating, MFT, REAT, RDT


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Suraya Keating is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Registered Drama Therapist, and EMDR Certified Therapist who helps youth and adults to be wildly self-expressed, joyful, and connected to their deepest self through an embodied, heart-based approach to psychotherapy. As a practitioner of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Suraya has loved adding EMDR to her practice as a powerful tool for compassionately transforming the stronghold of trauma responses into recognition of one's gifts, resources and resilience. Her work with others is influenced by years of experience with mindfulness practices, body-centered therapies, drama therapy-inspired parts work, and a vast array of other therapeutic arts modalities. Suraya works individually with youth and adults to help them access profound self-love, and to call forth all the underlying parts of themselves that want to be seen, heard and expressed. Suraya has extensive experience supporting individuals through challenges related to anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, PTSD, complex trauma, chronic pain, sexuality issues and other life challenges, At the root of Suraya’s client-centered approach is the trust that within each individual lies an inner healer that is activated by deep listening, compassion and love.

Education & Experience

MA Counseling Psychology with concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1999 MA Cross-Cultural Developmental Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Suraya has worked extensively in prisons, hospitals, schools, in-patient psych units and in private practice. She also supervises and trains psychotherapists, social workers and others in service-oriented professions who are interested in interweaving cutting-edge arts modalities into their healing work. Suraya is an adjunct professor at CIIS.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Correctional Facility
  • First Responders
  • Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • Spanish


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health
  • Sliding Scale