Founder and CEO

Keeley Teemsma, LCSW, MA

Keeley is a lifelong New Yorker with over a decade of experience in mental health care. Having a multicultural ethnic identity, she founded Refresh to be the first practice to pride itself on being as diverse as New York City; a place where anyone can come to get therapy without fear of judgment, and as a place for clinicians to be treated fairly and with respect, and receive clinical supervision to enrich the patient experience, and incorporate professional ethics every step of the way.

Keeley received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Sociology from CUNY John Jay College. She went on to receive her MA in Sociology from CUNY Queens College and worked as a researcher prior to attending New York University where she obtained her MSW in Clinical Social Work. She later went on to earn a post-graduate certificate in Healthcare Economics from Harvard University. She earned her SIFI Certificate (Seminar in Clinical Field Instruction) at Adelphi University. She also is certified in Mental Health and Infertility through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She also has studied Animal-Assisted Therapy at Animal Behavior Institute. Keeley has participated in various trainings and workshops in relationship counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Personality and Character Disorders, cognitive rehabilitation, and electronics addiction.

Through her work, she hopes to empower women and young adults to achieve their dreams and to respect people (and animals!) from all walks of life.

Keeley is dedicated to improving the quality of the US mental health system, participates annually in the New York City NAMI walk, and volunteers weekly with a local animal rescue group.

Keeley stays proactive about her mental health by lifting weights, spending time outdoors, reading lots of horror fiction, and cuddling with her cats and son.

Client Focus Area



Boundary Setting,

Break Ups,


Career Counseling,




Family Conflict,


Generational Conflict,




Life Transitions,

Marital Conflict,

Postpartum Depression,





Women’s Issues,



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