Mar 29, 2023
Dr. Melinda Keenan, PhD
Placer County Veteran Services

Executive Director and Founder

Melinda Keenan, PhD is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in 2000. Dr. Keenan worked with veterans of all eras as a psychologist in the VA and Vet Center for 19 years. During that time she has developed a treatment program to address post traumatic stress and moral injuries in combat veterans and their families. The program is based on what Dr. Keenan and her colleagues learned from the veterans about what the veterans need to heal such injuries. In 2014 an article addressing this treatment approach was published in the journal Psychotherapy.

In 2013 Dr. Keenan founded the non-profit, Center for Post Traumatic Growth (CPTG), to more fully address the treatment needs of veterans including veterans with Military Sexual Trauma, and expanded her approach to the treatment of first responders and their families.

Ph.D. University of Denver, Denver, CO

M.S. Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, CA