Dr. Alan Keck

Helping you become healthy, happy and fullfilled.

 

Welcome to the website of Dr. Alan Keck. Located in Altamonte Springs, Florida (a suburb of Orlando), our array of services, products, and links, is updated frequently; visit often to see the latest!

Our Mission

To help you become as happy, healthy, and fulfilled as possible.

Our principles are to carry out this mission with skill, respect, and compassion.

We use a blend of methods, suited to each individual to address their specific needs, and we serve all age groups and professions.

Positive Psychology

The science and practice of those skills and character strengths that promote happiness, health and fulfillment in life.

Alan D. Keck, Psy.D

Alan D. Keck, Psy.D.
Florida Licensed Psychologist

Throughout Dr. Keck's career, he has provided psychological services continuously since 1985, and has been based in Central Florida since 1987. Since the beginning, he has worked to advance the profession of Psychology and to educate the public about the many aspects of psychological health, and of course, to help those who come to his office to better their lives. Dr. Keck has presented scholarly works and programs on applied psychological theories and methods, including varieties of traumatic stress to professionals at local, state and national levels, including meetings of the American Psychological Association (APA), Florida Psychological Association (FPA), Colorado Psychological Association, and Southeastern Psychological Association. He has also provided numerous community education lectures for the public. As a Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Keck has always been oriented toward Positive Psychology, long before it had a name, and is also mindful of spiritual issues in psychological health. Here are a few significant milestones:

  • 1974 B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia, including Research Assistantship at Sleep and Dream Laboratory, resulting in paper presented at APA
  • 1974-1977 First work in mental health field as Psychiatric Technician, inpatient facility, working with children and adolescents
  • 1984 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, specializing in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • 1985-1986 Post-doctoral residency in Community Mental Health
  • 1986 Licensed as Psychologist, specializing in treatment of normal and Traumatic Stress, and Medical Psychology. Started media work, resulting over the years in having stories in national and local print and broadcast media, including Newsweek, USA Today, Men’s Health, Orlando Sentinel, and on local television and public radio affiliates
  • 1988 (to present) Credentialed with National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • 1990 -2014 Certified and Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
  • 1990-1992 Chaired development of Florida’s first mental health Disaster Response Network for FPA, lauded by the American Red Cross as ‘one of the country’s best, second only to California’s’.
  • 1992 Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest Award (FPA)
  • 1993 “Outstanding Alumnus” award (FIT)
  • 1993-1994 EMDR Level I & II training
  • 1995 (to 2004) Taught Clinical Hypnosis professional Continuing Education workshops
  • 1997 Credentialed as Certified Traumatologist
  • 2002 (to present) Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (ASPPB)
  • 2007 (through 2009) APA Public Education Campaign Coordinator for Florida
  • 2008 Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest Award (FPA)
  • 2011 FPA Distinguished Psychologist Award
Professional Affiliations and Organizations

 

Counseling & Psychotherapy

We present a respectful, collaborative, and integrative approach to mental health care.  We recognize all facets of the mind, body, and spirit affect the others and are critical aspects of our overall well-being.
Persons served:

  • All age groups: Children, teens, adults, seniors
  • Couples: premarital, marital and divorce counseling; psychological test for couples; conjoint couples co-therapy
  • Helping Professionals: evaluation and treatment for counselors, psychologists, physicians, nurses, clergy, and trainees
  • Others: cultural creatives; artists, musicians, athletes. business professionals, college students

Psychological Testing: Available to assist with treatment planning for certain problems, and for career development.

Telehealth: For your convenience, some of our services are available via teleconference and secure messaging.

We do not provide medical services, or perform evaluations for learning disabilities, neuropsychological matters, or forensic purposes (such as child custody). Neither do we work with clients who are not motivated to improve their condition. Our typical guideline is that each client has a goal, and wants help working toward it.


Conditions Treated

We are a General Practice of Psychological and Mental Health services, with very little exclusion. We feature treatment for most psychological conditions, with several specialty areas.


Anxiety Disorders : Fears and phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress

Depression: Chronic or acute, trauma, loss, grief, divorce recovery, Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression)

Relationship: Counseling for couples preparing to marry or divorce, marital adjustment problems, family problems

Habits, Obsessions, and Compulsions: Overeating, nicotine addiction, nail-biting, tooth grinding (bruxism), hair-pulling, Eating Disorders, substance abuse (“2nd-Stage Recovery” only; no de-tox)

Mind-Body: Insomnia, headache, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stress syndromes, chronic and acute pain, preparation for childbirth and medical procedures, health behavior modification, adjustment to chronic illness, improving immune functioning, psychosomatic conditions

General: Work-life balance, life transitions (marriage, empty nest, retirement, divorce, etc.), Stress Management, Anger Management/Road Rage fears and phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress


Helping Methods

As integrative practitioners, we merge the finest points of several schools of thought, conventional and progressive, specifically designed to address the unique needs of each individual client. Hence, you receive personalized care, customized to fit you. We strive to provide enduring results in the most streamlined manner possible. Some of our main sources of treatment methods include:

  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Experiential approaches
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT, EFT, and other Energy Psychologies)
  • Psychospiritual Counseling.


Performance Enhancement & Personal Growth

  • Performance enhancement for artists, musicians, and other creative professionals
  • Performance enhancement for athletes
  • Clearing creative “blocks”, including “stage fright” and public speaking fears
  • Performance enhancement for business professionals
  • Positive life coaching for personal and work-life health
  • Psychospiritual counseling

Professional Consultation

  • Psychological Evaluation for diagnostic second opinions, mental health and medical conditions/treatments, pre-surgical evaluation

  • Clinical consultation, supervision, training, and practice development for mental health professionals

  • Corporate clients and agencies: consultation and training in stress management; critical incident debriefing

Resources

Simple Meditation (approximately 20 minutes)
Choose a quiet place and time. Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair, or lie on your back.

  • Rest your hands in your lap, on your knees, or at your sides.
  • Allow your eyes to close gently.
  • Simply notice the natural rhythm of the breath.
  • When you notice your mind wandering, gently return your awareness to the breath.

Articles and Blogs

Psychology in the News

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Iceland's answer to gender equality
Thu, 4 Oct 2018 10:17:00 -0500
Boys put on nail polish and play with gender-neutral dolls, while girls are taught to be more courageous and self-confident.

Sexual assault and harassment may have lasting health repercussions for women
Wed, 3 Oct 2018 10:20:00 -0500
Study shows that an experience of sexual assault is associated with anxiety, depression and poor sleep.

Cannabis 'more harmful than alcohol' for teen brains
Wed, 3 Oct 2018 10:18:00 -0500
Canadian study suggests teenagers using cannabis are causing long-lasting damage to their developing brains.

Why parents and doctors are so worried about 'Juuling'
Wed, 3 Oct 2018 10:16:00 -0500
The FDA is calling teen vaping an 'epidemic' and is considering a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes.

News from PsycPort.com

Below is an article that Dr. Keck has been interviewed for.


 

Contact Dr. Alan Keck

Phone: 407-644-2000
Fax: 407-644-3484

125 W. Pineview St., Suite 1005 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Directions

Traveling East on I-4

Take I-4 East to Exit #94 towards Longwood/Winter Springs. Turn left onto SR-434 and continue under the I-4, get into the left turn lane. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Markham Woods Road, where it becomes Douglas Avenue. Continue through the next traffic light at Commerce Park Dr. and continue .6 miles, just past Scan Design. TURN LEFT onto Pineview Street, then left into the parking lot for #125. Go through the double doors in the middle of the building, Suite 1005 is located on the right.

Traveling West on I-4

Take I-4 West to Exit 94 towards Longwood/Winter Springs; at the exit turn right onto SR-434. Get into the left lane immediately and turn left at the 1st traffic light onto Markham Woods Road where it becomes Douglas Avenue. Pass through the next traffic light at Commerce Park Dr. and continue .6 miles, just past Scan Design. TURN LEFT onto Pineview Street, then left into the parking lot for #125. Go through the double doors in the middle of the building, and you will find Suite 1005 on the right.

From Apopka, Winter Garden, 436 to 434 traveling East

Take SR-436 to SR-434 heading East. Turn right onto Markham Woods Road where it becomes Douglas Avenue. Pass through the next traffic light at Commerce Park Dr. and continue .6 miles, just past Scan Design. TURN LEFT onto Pineview Street, then left into the parking lot for #125. Go through the double doors in the middle of the building, and you will find Suite 1005 on the right.

From Casselberry, SR 436 traveling West

Take SR-436 West (toward I-4). Immediately after I-4 overpass you will come to Douglas Avenue. Turn right onto Douglas Avenue. Continue traveling on Douglas Avenue for approximately 1 mile, past Central Parkway. When you see the green sign on the right for Seminole County Sherrif’s Office, TURN RIGHT onto Pineview Street, then left into the parking lot for #125. Go through the double doors in the middle of the building, and you will find Suite 1005 on the right.