Kelly  Furr
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Kelly Furr

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
North Carolina, Arizona Accepting Online
Updated November 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Sports psychology
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Kelly Furr is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a teletherapy practice serving clients in North Carolina and Arizona. Her practice focuses on clients who struggle with perfectionism. She specializes in working with female athletes and others with high expectations for themselves whose attempts to be perfect leave them bogged down with stress, anxiety, depression, and/or body image issues. She also works with many LDS/Mormon clients who are working through religious perfectionism. She is an expert on faith transitions and mixed-faith marriages.

As a family therapist, Kelly approaches issues through a relational and systemic lens, meaning that gaining insight and exploring the broader context of a client’s situation is a critical component of treatment. Kelly uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients learn how to change unhelpful thinking and behavior. In couples counseling, Kelly uses the Gottman Method to help couples strengthen their relationship and improve communication skills. Her training is in brief therapy, and while some clients find value in an ongoing therapeutic relationship over the years, many clients put in short-term hard work and see great results.

Kelly’s good-natured, easy-going approach puts clients at ease. She is known for helping clients feel understood. Clients frequently exclaim, “Yes! That’s exactly it!” with relief when they feel deeply understood for the first time. Kelly’s therapeutic style is grounded in research-based techniques, but she’s not rigid or one-size-fits-all. She approaches each client with curiosity and as an individual. She is directed by the goals of the client and does not have a predetermined agenda for what decisions they should make. Kelly is guided by a strong desire to provide ethical, compassionate therapy and excellent customer service to her clients.


Message to clients

Finding a therapist, particularly if you tend towards perfectionism, can be stressful! “Do I really need therapy?” It’s common to feel unsure if therapy is a worthwhile investment. You’ve probably been working really hard at life for a long time and there’s a good chance you could manage on your own. But there’s a difference between managing and thriving. It’s okay to have help.

If you’re a prospective LDS/Mormon client, you may be wondering if I am “Mormon Enough”, or alternatively, if I am “Too Mormon” to be relatable and sensitive to your personal situation. Not only am I culturally competent anywhere you may fall on the LDS spectrum of belief/activity, I have extensive ethical training and expertise on how to show up for you where you are. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and friendly. I also understand and respect the beliefs of “all-in” church members and know how to help you navigate situations where faith and mental health issues intersect.

My background as an NCAA Division I pole-vaulter gives me insight into the pressures of high-level competition. I have decades of experience in gymnastics and track and field as an athlete and coach (two sports with a high emphasis on thinness for women). I understand the pressure that family and coaches can add, and I know how important strong relationships, communication skills, and boundary-setting abilities are to female athletes in particular.


Specialties

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kelly Furr is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $120 (50min)
  • Short session for younger children: $60 (25min)
  • Short session for parent consult: $60 (25min)
  • Discernment Counseling: $180 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • Thu 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 7:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Wed 7:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Thu 7:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Carolina Family Therapy, LMFT, private practice owner, 2021 - Present
Yuma Counseling Services, LAMFT, 2018 - 2021

Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, MS in Family Therapy, 2017


Licensure

North Carolina: 2162

Arizona: 15656


Languages

English