Kelly Kurtz

Kelly Kurtz

Mental Health Clinician, Care Coordinator, and LGBTQ+ Resource Center Liaison
Kelly Kurtz
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Identities & Language

  • Non-Binary
  • Lesbian 
  • Queer
  • White 
  • Language: English

Education & License

Kelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Arizona. She earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona in Music Education and her master degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy at the University of Phoenix. 

CAPS Service Teams

  • Care Coordination
  • Counseling
  • Couples
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Center Liaison

Role at CAPS

Kelly provides individual and couples counseling and care coordination at CAPS. She also facilitates the LGBTQ+ Support Group and is the CAPS Liaison for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Kelly has been with CAPS.

Specialty Populations

  • Couples

Specialty Areas

  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict/Family of Origin
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • Panic
  • Performance and Test Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Solution-Focused
  • Strength-Based

Insurance & Payment Options

  • Aetna 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Campus Care
  • Cigna
  • Fee for Service
  • HealthNet
  • United Health Care/Optum
  • United Student Health Insurance

Professional Interests

Kelly is interested on a variety of student concerns, including couple/relationship challenges, family matters, LGBTQ+ issues, performing arts anxiety, general anxiety/stress, academic performance, perfectionism and transition and adjustment to college.

Personal Interests

Kelly enjoys the outdoors, birdwatching, hiking, reading and movies. She is also passionate about music and plays clarinet, alto saxophone and has been a choral singer.

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