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Pat Keeney, Group Facilitator

Pat Keeney earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shippensburg University in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Villanova University.  She is retired from education having completed thirty-four years as a school counselor.  As a counselor, Pat worked with students individually and in small groups as well as a consultant to parents, administrators and faculty.  In 2001 Pat was recognized as Montgomery County Counselor of the Year.

An interest in loss and bereavement began in 1980 when Pat took a graduate course designed to help school counselors assist students with loss of a loved one.  Upon completing her course work, Pat conducted support groups for elementary and middle school students as well as complementary educational parental support group   At the Center, Pat facilitates support groups for children and adults through Nello’s Corner and runs one of the Center’s specialized support groups for family and friends who are dealing with a death of a loved one by suicide.

Committed to her role as a facilitator, Pat regularly attends trainings and has received a certificate from the American Academy of Bereavement upon completion of the Advanced Bereavement Facilitator Training Program.  She is an active member of the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Work Group. She finds her involvement at the Center to be quite rewarding as it affords her the opportunity to support those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Contact Pat through Nello’s Corner at 610-222-4110 ext. 120 or by email at