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Helene Keable, MD, F.R.C.P.[C]

Senior Psychiatrist


Helene Keable joined the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Student Health Service (SHS) Mental Health Service, in 1995 and was promoted to Senior Psychiatrist in 2014. Prior to joining SHS, Dr. Keable was the Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Mental Health Division. Dr. Keable completed residencies in internal medicine at McGill Hospital Center and pediatrics, adult, child and adolescent psychiatry at Mount-Sinai Hospital Center in New York. She completed a fellowship in consultation-liaison at Long Island Jewish Hospital and completed her psychoanalytic training in adult, adolescent and child psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute in New York City.

Dr. Keable’s professional interests include the impact of gender, trauma and culture on the development of young adults, the optimal integration of psychotherapy and medication, learning problems in young adults and systems of delivering health care. Dr. Keable has written and lectured on the impact of medical illnesses on the psychological development of teenagers and young adults, and the integration of psychotherapy and medication. 


  • MD, Laval University, Quebec, Qc. Canada
  • BA, Laval University, Quebec., Qc. Canada

Certifications & Licensure

  • Certified by the College of Physicians of Qc, Canada in Internal Medicine
  • Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Certified by the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry
  • Certified by the American Psychoanalytic Association in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis
  • Licensed to practice psychiatry in the State of New York

Professional Experience

  • Senior Psychiatrist, CUMC Student Health Service, Mental Health
  • Senior Psychiatrist, Counseling and Psychological Services, Columbia University
  • Supervisor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Faculty and Training and Supervising Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Private Practice: Adult, Adolescent, Child Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis

Published Articles

  • Nattel S, Keable H and Sasyniuk B. Experimental Amitriptyline Intoxication: Electrophysiological Manifestations and Management: J. Cardiovasc.  Pharmacol, 1984, 6(1)
  • Keable H. The Freudian Tradition at 100 years through the lens of Berta Bornstein. Psychoanalytic Review, 2011, 98 (5)
  • AACAP Official Action. Practice Parameter for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Children. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012, 51 (5. P. Kernberg, R. Ritvo, H. Keable and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee on Quality Issues: W. Bernett, H. Walter and O. Bukstein, Co-Chairs, and V. Arnold, J. Beitchman, C. Bellonci. S. Benson, A. Chrisman, t. Farchione, J. Hamilton, H. Keable, J. Kinlan, J. McClellan, D. Rue. U. Schoettle, J. Shaw, and S. Stock, AACAP Liaison: K. Kroeger Ptalowski and J. Medicus
  • Ethical Practice in Child and Adolescent Analysis and Psychotherapy: Protecting Safety in a Therapeutic Environment. A. Schmukler, P. Atkeson, H. Keable. K. Dahl, D. Barrett, M. Shopper. Jason Aronson.

Awards and Honors

  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP): Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award, 2008
  • The Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) Annual Lecture 2003: The onset of Anorexia Nervosa during the termination phase of the treatment of an adolescent girl: clinical, theoretical and clinical implications


  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Medical Association
  • Association for Child Psychoanalysis
  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • International Psychoanalytic Association