Hi, I’m Kelly. I currently work at Yuma Counseling Services where I provide face-to-face family, couples, and individual therapy. I also provide online therapy to clients in North Carolina, Arizona, and individuals proficient in English who currently reside outside the U.S. via secure, HIPAA compliant teleconferencing. All billing is done through the office staff at Yuma Counseling Services.
I have a master’s degree in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, which is a small school located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When I worked as a student therapist in south Florida, I saw families from all over Latin America and the Caribbean, which gave me a great deal of insight into how the culture and family that you come from shapes your life experience.
I enjoy working with families in conflict, particularly parent-child conflict and between partners. This might not sound like your idea of fun, but I find it deeply rewarding to help families get out of their ineffective patterns of behavior, come to understand each other better, and rediscover the joy in their family relationships.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I love working with LDS/ Mormon clients. One of my favorite areas to work with is when one or more family members are working through a faith transition, or a redefinition of their value system. This can happen for many different reasons, and I have an extra special place in my heart and in my therapy room for families and individuals struggling to deal with the realization that a family member identifies as LGBTQ+.
My previous career as a special education teacher gives me unique insight into the additional layer of consideration that comes when one or more members of a family have a disability. For example, having a child on the autism spectrum, while delightful in many ways, can bring extra challenges and added stress to parents and siblings.
Some other areas of passion and specialty include infidelity, child and teen anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, women’s issues, infertility, perfectionism, and sports and performance psychology. You can learn more about me at kellyfurr.com and yumacounseling.com.