Meet Joni

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Joni Keating


she / her / hers

Therapist Intern
Graduate Level


Anxiety / Panic


Bi+ and Multisexual Identities

Chronic Illness & Pain


Gender & Sexual Identity



Body Image

Relationship Identity (& Various Relationship Types)

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

   Services Offered:    

  • Individual Therapy

  • Telehealth Therapy

    Insurances Accepted:   

  • Private Pay: $40


  • Adolescents/Teens (14-19)

  • Adults

Meet Joni!

Joni is a graduate level student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, working towards her Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. She is in the final stages of her Master's program, which allows her to see clients on a low sliding scale under the direct supervision of Open Space CCW's Clinical Director and fully-licensed clinicians.

Before joining Open Space CCW, Joni worked extensively with college students,
especially in navigating transitions (like adjusting to starting college…or just trying to figure out “What next?!”). Joni has also worked with organizations specializing in the care of older adults and she enjoys processing with and supporting clients in all stages of adulthood.

Who I Help


I reject size-ism and weight stigma in society and in healthcare--it's important to me that my counseling space is inclusive of all bodies.

I am passionate about working with folks struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, chronic illness and/or chronic pain, gender and sexual identity, and other LGBTQIA+ related concerns. I want to work with you to help you figure out how to tackle day-to-day challenges and stressors, but I am equally interested in helping you understand and integrate your past. Trauma processing, identity exploration—from “How did I become this way?” to “What do I want out of this life?” I’m here for it all.


I am disability inclusive, relationship inclusive (including interabled relationships), LGBTQIA+ affirming, and sex positive.


I always try to operate from a place of curiosity and non-judgment whenever I encounter anything I do not yet understand. I do believe the client is the expert on their own life, and I look forward to learning from you and alongside you.

What Can you Expect?

I have a calm, easy-going personality that tends to help clients feel more at ease quickly. I try to balance my sensitive and thoughtful approach with occasional challenges -- pointing out discrepancies or suggesting connections, but ultimately leaving it up to you to take it or leave it. I bring in aspects of mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and believe connecting with our bodies is as important as connecting with our minds.

How we talk to ourselves matters. The story we tell ourselves about ourselves matters. These things affect how we feel about ourselves, the decisions we make, and how we interact with others. Developing insight and awareness of ourselves allows us to feel more in control and make decisions that are in alignment with our authentic self. I want to help you get to know that self!


I arrive authentically, without judgment and am open to talking about all things embarrassing or uncomfortable. I hope our work together leads to more self-understanding, more self-kindness and, ultimately, releases the weight of any shame you’ve been carrying around. I can connect with some of those deep-seated feelings that no one really knows you or understands, the sadness, pain, guilt, panic, uncertainty – let’s figure it out, together.

 When I'm not at Open Space CCW, you may also find me...

I’ve gotten really into doing crosswords lately! I like watching random YouTube videos and documentaries (currently binge-watching a show about the behind-the-scenes care of zoo animals), going for long walks around local neighborhoods and parks, and regularly (excessively?) treating myself to lattes/cappuccinos and croissants.

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