I chose this profession because I have seen first-hand the devastating effects of addiction, both personally and professionally. Working in this field over the last several years has also seen individuals and families find healing and reconciliation. Though this field is very demanding, and the stakes are high, I have found no more incredible honor than walking alongside an individual and their family as they fight for freedom and recovery.
Dr. Brooke Keels
Chief Clinical Officer, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP, LPC-Supervisor
Dr. Keels graduated from Louisiana State University in 2008 with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 2014 with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Keels works to create, implement, and oversee the Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Individual and Family Therapy programs at Lighthouse. She has worked in the recovery industry in a professional capacity for over 15 years in a variety of roles. She brings an empathetic and caring approach to all those she works with.
What inspired you to choose this profession?
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
I believe in Lighthouse. I have had a solid professional career, but Lighthouse stands out as the most ethical, honest, and intentional group of people that I have ever worked with. The leadership at Lighthouse is strong, healthy, and always fights to do the right thing. The culture of Lighthouse is that we always do what’s best for the client, no matter the financial impact, and I am incredibly grateful to be a part of an organization that genuinely places people first.
Lighthouse is the brainchild after years of running, implementing, and creating programming for providers spending day in and day out thinking “how can I do this better?” We have done it better and continue to improve daily.
What do you wish people knew about Lighthouse who might be hesitant?
From a personal standpoint, I can say that I trust this organization so much that I moved my family halfway across the country to be a part of Lighthouse. The leadership and staff are trustworthy and competent and genuinely care about you. We have empathy for where you are at this moment, but we will not leave you there. Every employee here could be doing something different, but we have chosen to work at Lighthouse to make a difference in your life.