Kelly Garrity


Irvine, CA


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About Kelly Garrity, LMFT

Kelly was inspired by her childhood curiosity to understand the “why.” She specializes in helping adults overcome childhood pain, old fears, and ineffective relationship habits. She also helps patients break free of old patterns and create the richer, more meaningful life they want and deserve to live. Kelly has an integrated and systemic approach to therapy, blending tools and wisdom of the arts with evidenced-based, neuroscience-informed interventions. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, family play therapy, and creative and expressive art therapies. Kelly has experience working in community mental health settings; psychiatric day treatments for children; group and private practices; neurofeedback clinics; and group, family, and individual therapy at substance abuse treatment facilities. She is a parent of two children with learning differences and neurodiverse needs. Kelly is passionate about working with neurodivergent people and their families. These include patients with ADHD, autism, learning differences, or those who may consider themselves to be “highly sensitive.” She loves music, yoga, and the arts: singing, playing the piano and ukulele, yoga and meditation, and writing. Kelly feels connected and fulfilled in caring for others.

Education & Certifications

Master of Science in Human Growth and Development, Marriage & Family Therapy (M.S.) University of Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.S.) St. Cloud State University

Conditions Treated

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Anxiety / Panic Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Technique
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Technique
  • Adjustment Disorder (major life change, grief, divorce)
  • Developmental / Intellectual Disorders - Includes Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • LGBTQI+ Related Needs
  • Couples / Relationship / Marital Counseling
  • PTSD / Trauma and Stress Related Disorders

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna CA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Commercial CA
  • Cigna Commercial CA
  • HMC Commercial  CA
  • Humana Commercial CA
  • Magellan Commercial CA
  • insurance-6026
  • Optum/UBH CA

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