Lia R. Kettenis, MD
Dr. Kettenis provides psychiatric medication management and mental health counseling for child and adolescent patients. She loves connecting and learning with patients, celebrating their successes and supporting them in their struggles.
Dr. Kettenis works to understand the patient’s narrative of why they need help and what they see as a most interfering concern. She tries to be sensitive to treatment challenges, developing a solution-oriented strategy. She includes her patients in deciding among a few approaches which may be helpful.
Kettenis has always loved working with children. Early on, she spent a few summers working with kids at Paul Newman Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, a program that provides fun opportunities for children with serious illnesses. During that time, she noticed that the social and emotional impacts of disease were much more impactful than some physical manifestations.
Dr. Kettenis graduated from Brown University in 1996, earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology. From there, she attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, becoming a Medical Doctor (MD) in 2002. She completed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) in 2007. She is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Milestones Clinical and Health Resources (11 yrs)
Dr. Kettenis provided psychiatric care for children, teens, and adults with autism and/or intellectual disability in a team setting.
Centerstone (since 2017)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Kettenis is fluent in Spanish and Dutch. She also loves to paint, make jewelry, quilt, garden, and spend time with her family.