Helene Keable

Dr. Helene Keable joined Columbia Health in 2004, while continuing as a psychiatrist at the Columbia University Medical Center Student Health Service. Prior to joining Columbia, she received her M.D. from Laval University in Canada and completed residencies in internal medicine at McGill Hospital Center, as well as in pediatrics and psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital Center in New York. She went on to further advanced training in consultation-liaison at Long Island Jewish Hospital and psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.

Helene'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. In addition to her work at Columbia, she teaches and supervises the faculty of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital. She has written and lectured on the impact of medical illnesses on the psychological development of teenagers and young adults, and on the integration of psychotherapy and medication.


  • M.D., Laval University
  • B.A., Laval University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York and Connecticut
  • Board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry in the United States and psychiatry and internal medicine in Canada

Professional Experience:

  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Adolescent Health Center
  • New York Psychoanalytic Institute

Foreign Languages:

  • English
  • French


  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Association of Child Psychoanalysis
  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • American Medical Association